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Vs diff wine, Ideas please

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I have got a major wine that is getting worse as time goes on.

I have got, a vs series 3 ute. v6. With a getrag manual.

Just wanting to know

What will be wrong, Bearings or what?

What would it cost to get repaired? a ball park figure?
I am thinking about getting the gears changed at the same time! Would this be cheaper? eg buy the gears from ebay,

Is it worth doing myself? ( i have got the repair manual. So thinking about it?)

How long will it take them?

Is there any places that you would recommend in Bayswater/Croydon direction of Victoria? (as i have got trade school this week in croydon!)


Thanks for your help in advance.
Mitchell
 
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Whine during acceleration only = gears
whine all the time = either your mrs or berings.

Unless you are experienced with meshing together it's a job best left to a professional.

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Okay thanks for the reply's.

I will leave it to the pros.

But a rough price would be handy so i know I'm not getting ripped.

It is a constant wine, weather i am accelerating or just coasting, Louder when coasting as the engine noise is down.

Got a fairly loud exhaust and it is traveling through into the cabin. Scared it going to give up on me.

Thanks guys

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Its not just going to be low diff oil? but a simple chance?
 

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you could drain and refill the diff oil and used an additive in it (stabiliser) (spelling)
and see how that goes, but if that doesnt do it then you'll have to get a new one a 2nd handy one put it.
 

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I just called 2 places,

1 recommended me to find a second hand diff and fit that for $160

and the other was going to charge me $790 for bearings and fitting.

The crown gear etc are more.

So im not sure on what to do.
Think i will find a second hand diff and get it fitted for $160 and hope that it is in good condition.

Im going to do some research on if a Lsd will fit in!
 

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yeah 2nd is the way to go. I bought my diff 2nd hand, with only 80,000kms on it, off a mate. then got it fitted. No more whine after that.

Ive looked at some on ebay (bearings etc..) and yeah they are expensive.

Lsd will fit.
 

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I have been told by a family member to get brake plus to look at it, as i might be a wheel bearing related issue due to it constantly wining? What do you think?

i might also change the diff oil? (mainly look at the condition of the oil)
 

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I had the same problem with my diff when I bought the car about two years ago, common fault with the diff I have been told by a few people.
Took it to a diff repair shop and paid the $700:eek: to get it fixed, no more whine.:)
Problem with buying second hand is you may be buying the same problem or one that is on it's way there.
Choice is yours, pay the $$$ now to fix it right or roll the dice and hopefully find a good second hand unit saving a load of money.:unsure::unsure:
 

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I changed my oil last night and found a fair amount of metal filing, The oil was a dark black colour. There did seam to be the correct QTY.

I am still to find a decent repair out eastern Suburbs of Melbourne?

Any ideas?

Thanks
 
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