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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2001, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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New lift=vibrations and oil leak

OK I have extended shackles that raised the rig 1 and 3/4" no vibration. I did have a fuel pump that was leaking oil but I never saw any in the driveway. Just installed some calmini 3" lift springs now I'm getting some vibration. I figure with close to 5" of lift I need some driveshaft spacers. But drove over into town came back parked got in my car to go to work and saw a quarter size dot of oil on the driveway near the front but slightly behind the front differential. It has never dropped oil like that since I've had it....I just replaced the fuel pump with another one that was used but supposedly it still worked. So I'm wondering how much torque are you supposed to put on the those nuts. Also I replaced the gasket but I think I forgot to take the old gasket off of the block. Could that have anythin to do with it?

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Re: New lift=vibrations and oil leak

OH yeah and I for got to say that I'm still spring under axle......I was also wondering as long as you get the spring pins to line up in the holes you don't have to worry about the axle changing positions right or wrong?

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Re: New lift=vibrations and oil leak

Of course it could! Biggest mistake people make is not removing all of the old gasket. Don't worry, we've all done it at one time or another and paid the price ;-) Just buy a new gasket and clean the mating surfaces well. Also, the torque on those bolts isn't much, just hand tighten them 'til they're snug. May want to use some blue or red loc-tite if you have lots of vibrating, just to make sure they won't back out. But just use a bit of Loc, too much and you'll regret it.
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Re: New lift=vibrations and oil leak

Thanks, I guess I'm just hopin it's they darn fuel pump seems like all these annoying little things come up and drain your money so you can't afford the cool things like lockers and gears.....
Do you guys think the vibration is most likely caused by need for driveline spacers or I somehow didn't get the axle's back under properly?
It also seems weird that the fuel pump never leaked after being parked and now it does......

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Re: New lift=vibrations and oil leak

I don't think the spacers would do anything. You have a vibration because of the angles of your shafts, after the lift. You were lucky to have no vibes after the shackle lift because that really throws off the angles. I've had vibes for as long as I can remember and I've learned to live with it. All you can do is replace the shafts with CV type shafts. But they ain't cheap!

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