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How to measure crown wheel & pinion backlash on a ZF limited slip differential

posted on 24 May 2014 | posted in Axle and Differential info

Measuring crown wheel and pinion gear backlash with a dial indicator gauge

Here is a simple short video showing how the backlash is measured between the crown wheel gear teeth and pinion gear teeth on a BMW differential fitted with a ZF limited slip diff.

Dial indicator gauges with magnetic blocks are available from about 20 on the web HERE and using one will help you to be sure your diff is rebuilt to within manufacturers tolerances .


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