Difflock actuator

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I completely forgot about this. I need to free up the non working rear
actuator.
Can anyone who's done this give me any tips? The FSM says to jack up the
rear and engage the lock before stripping it; obviously mine is not engaging
anyway so I can't do this but should I switch on the locker anyway before
stripping it?
Any hints, tips or tricks for the spannerly challenged and cack-handed would
be useful.
Thanks
Pete
 
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Peter Browning wrote:
You can turn the mechanism with simple hand tools as long as it is just
crusty electrical stuff.
No big deal and stunningly obvious when you look at it.
--
Dave Stedman
Japan4x4
http://www.japan4x4.com/
Importers and Distributors
[Email address removed]
Direct Dial to Dave from the USA 510-931-6324
 
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this isn't me being funny, but get under there and smack it with a rubber
hammer a couple of times- it often shocks the actuator into working, and
once it has worked a few times then you don't tend to have any problems.
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 01 April 2008 15:55
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Difflock actuator
I completely forgot about this. I need to free up the non working rear
actuator.
Can anyone who's done this give me any tips? The FSM says to jack up the
rear and engage the lock before stripping it; obviously mine is not engaging
anyway so I can't do this but should I switch on the locker anyway before
stripping it?
Any hints, tips or tricks for the spannerly challenged and cack-handed would
be useful.
Thanks
Pete
 
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Pete
Mine still doesn't work.(the FR-RR one)
Renate Haupt
www.desertfoxoverland.co.uk
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 01 April 2008 15:55
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Difflock actuator
I completely forgot about this. I need to free up the non working rear
actuator.
Can anyone who's done this give me any tips? The FSM says to jack up the
rear and engage the lock before stripping it; obviously mine is not engaging
anyway so I can't do this but should I switch on the locker anyway before
stripping it?
Any hints, tips or tricks for the spannerly challenged and cack-handed would
be useful.
Thanks
Pete
 
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How hard do you have to whack it..?
The one 'single' loving owner before I got my hands on l'beast never got
around to making it work - he kept saying he'd replaced all the 'unit'
(haven't the foggiest as to what the man meant) and had it back to the
garage on at least two separate occasions.I tend not to trust people who say
that.
I really needed it once in the desert - guess who had to be pulled out by a
- landy! - of all the vehicles you could possibly have in the desert.would
have been better if I'd had a Unimog to do the job! (would have been much
better also, in keeping with the 'style' of l'beast.)
Renate Haupt
www.desertfoxoverland.co.uk
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of james Pugh
Sent: 01 April 2008 16:14
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Difflock actuator
this isn't me being funny, but get under there and smack it with a rubber
hammer a couple of times- it often shocks the actuator into working, and
once it has worked a few times then you don't tend to have any problems.
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 01 April 2008 15:55
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Difflock actuator
I completely forgot about this. I need to free up the non working rear
actuator.
Can anyone who's done this give me any tips? The FSM says to jack up the
rear and engage the lock before stripping it; obviously mine is not engaging
anyway so I can't do this but should I switch on the locker anyway before
stripping it?
Any hints, tips or tricks for the spannerly challenged and cack-handed would
be useful.
Thanks
Pete
 
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Now that is my type of engineering! :)
Smack the actuator how hard?
Pete
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of james Pugh
Sent: 01 April 2008 16:14
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Difflock actuator
this isn't me being funny, but get under there and smack it with a rubber
hammer a couple of times- it often shocks the actuator into working, and
once it has worked a few times then you don't tend to have any problems.
 
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Smacking it with a rubber hammer hasn't shifted it, . I don't think, but I'm
not totally convinced.
Before I strip out the actuator how can I check for certain whether the lock
is engaged or not? I don't have the CDL mod so I can only go into "lock"
mode by shifting into low range; this obviously engages the CDL so
presumably I can't check the rear by just jacking up one wheel and turning
it? Do I need to jack up both rear wheels and see if both wheels rotate in
the same direction? Or what?
Sorry to ask what is probably an inane question that I *should* know the
answer to.
Pete
 
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One more question.
The FSM says to seal the actuator onto the diff casing with Seal packing:
Part No. 08826-00090, THREE BOND
1281 or equivalent. Does it have to be this or can any "instant gasket"
compound be used?
Pete
 
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Hi Pete,
Unfortunately you need to have at least one wheel on the front axle and one on the back to be able to test the diff lock.
You won't be able to engage the rear diff without the centre diff being locked - if you lift one side, engage low range with the gearbox in neutral and then with the door open (or someone doing it for you) engage the rear diff lock - you should hear some noise from the actuator as it tries to engage.
Before you turn the diff on check you can turn the lifted rear wheel - it will be hard because you will also be turning the raised front wheel.
Assuming you can, engage the diff lock and then try turning the wheel - if the lock engage you shouldn't be able to turn the wheel because it will be locked to the other rear on the ground.
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
07971 540362
[Email address removed]
 
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Thanks Julian & Ray
If it's not p****** down tomorrow I'll have a look at it.
Pete
 
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Loctite 242, for securing the actuator bolt.

It=92s =A3141 for a 250ml bottle!!

What does everyone else use for this purpose, and for sealing the covers?

There must be something cheaper??

Pete

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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 04 April 2008 18:35
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Difflock actuator

One more question.

The FSM says to seal the actuator onto the diff casing with Seal packing:
Part No. 08826-00090, THREE BOND
1281 or equivalent. Does it have to be this or can any =93instant gasket=94
compound be used?

Pete
 
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It=92s =A3141 for a 250ml bottle!!
What does everyone else use for this purpose, and for sealing the covers?
There must be something cheaper??
Pete
Wow - 250ml would certainly give you a few chances of getting it right
How about eBay item - 370035086221 ?
But it looks like a regular spec of threadlock, and its not like an internal
engine bit.
I use Screwfix own brand stuff for non-critical stuff
Andy
 
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Why do I never think of looking on ebay.
Thanks
Pete
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covers?
 
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