Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

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How much would you be willing pay for a pimping big cast ally diff cover plate

£25
4
36%
£50
4
36%
£75
2
18%
£100
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

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TasMan
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by TasMan » 31 Oct 2019 11:06 pm

Pretty sure it is weeping from the edges, will check again.
The idea was to find a reasonable spare to refurbish/rustproof ready to fit. I will have limited time to do the job due to using a friend's facilities, so having a freshly refurbed cover to hand will make for a better job.
The 'used' spare that turned up is rotten, the gasket surfaces are beyond redemption.....
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by Logan360 » 31 Oct 2019 11:49 pm

Is this something i need to start saving from scrapped transaxles is it? We don't salt our roads so ours never rust.
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by bogbasic » 01 Nov 2019 03:16 am

Ah, that does look a bit far gone.
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by TasMan » 01 Nov 2019 09:10 am

Logan360 wrote:
31 Oct 2019 11:49 pm
Is this something i need to start saving from scrapped transaxles is it? We don't salt our roads so ours never rust.
I would reckon there would be a good market over here if you start saving good diff covers and are willing to post...! :wink:
Guess it depends on the shipping costs though....
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by TasMan » 01 Nov 2019 09:10 am

bogbasic wrote:
01 Nov 2019 03:16 am
Ah, that does look a bit far gone.
Just a bit Jon.....rather disappointing.
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by SteveP » 06 Nov 2019 12:37 pm

That is a poor replacement, can't believe someone bothered to sell it!

Better used examples will certainly be out there, along with a repaint, gasket kit from Mac/Born Built Beauties and possibly some blue hylomar for belt and braces, you'll be good! :)
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by TasMan » 06 Nov 2019 02:31 pm

Thanks Steve, that was the plan...
Will keep looking. Now had a satisfactory response and refund so all is good from that perspective, just unfortunate it wasn't a decent spare to begin with.
Also been in touch with Mac, very helpful chap and kindly sent me the instruction sheet and some other information.
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by SteveP » 06 Nov 2019 09:23 pm

Ah yes, if you own a 300 it's never long until you speak to the infamous Mac, his gasket set is top quality. I've had a few due to the number of 300's I've bought in the past :lol:
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Re: Urgent opinions required: Diff cover plates

Post by volvomania » 10 Nov 2019 05:04 pm

SteveP wrote:
06 Nov 2019 12:37 pm
That is a poor replacement, can't believe someone bothered to sell it!

Better used examples will certainly be out there, along with a repaint, gasket kit from Mac/Born Built Beauties and possibly some blue hylomar for belt and braces, you'll be good! :)
I am even surprised that someone dared to take it of a car..... :D as bad as it is.
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