Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
, the impact wrench did the trick. The flange then came off without too much effort, and once removed, I could see that the existing pinion seal was certainly a source of oil leakage. A little gentle persuasion with the puller was all it took to remove the old seal.
I've had the new seal in the deep freeze for a couple of days; a little oil on the outside edge, and it tapped right in. I put a little ultra grey on the pinion splines as @Norseman50
suggested. The dimples and marks all aligned at approximately 58 ft-lbs, so I'm feeling pretty good about how everything went back together.
1988 Spider Veloce (with lots of 3D printed parts)
Last edited by Shakey; 05-12-2018 at 04:42 PM.