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Old 05-15-2017, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: New Thiokol Spryte

What I see is the heat exchanger (copper coils) in the diff lid. This setup has the diff and aux hydraulic oils separate. Aux oil cooling the diff oil somewhat.

There would be hoses connected to the bottom-front of the diff case if there is diff oil circulating, otherwise they are plugged.
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Thank you Snowcat Pat,
That makes totally sense. I had not thought about that!!!
There are two plugs at the bottom. I have been looking for the spot of the differential temperature gauge. It had been disconnected at the electrical panel. Is it possible that the bottom one on the driver's side would be that spot to re-install a temp gauge?
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I've seen the temp sender there, appeared to be factory installed, in the socket hex of the plug. Hard to engage the hex(s) to remove/install.

I prefer using the fill level plug on the back of the case. More accurate readings I think.

Either way just having a working diff temp gauge is essential.

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Default Paint questions on Thiokol Spryte

Hello,
I have seen posts related to paint strippers, primer, and paint on aluminum, but after searching every post I can't find anything.
What do you all think about Methylene chloride? Any other options?

I don't have access to a paint booth and plan to do the work outside (we are in the forest, 7,200 ft altitude).

The front cabin is aluminum (I will have to change several panels), but the back is steel welded onto the frame. So I have to strip, prep, and paint two different metals.

Also the joint between the front (aluminum) and the back (steel) is leaking. I was thinking about covering the whole thing with insulation (glue foam) and cover the whole thing with two panels (dimensions are 4' x 11'.

Would you recommend aluminum or steel?

Thank you for your help!
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I've seen the temp sender there, appeared to be factory installed, in the socket hex of the plug. Hard to engage the hex(s) to remove/install.

I prefer using the fill level plug on the back of the case. More accurate readings I think.

Either way just having a working diff temp gauge is essential.

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Hi Snowcat Pat,

I have found my self in the middle of other problems. Transmission is leaking and has to be removed and we had another 5" last night. That winter does not seem to go away.
When the snow starts melting I will drain that oil from the differential.
You had said that you prefer using the fill level plug on the back of the case.

How do you do that? If this is the fill plug that would mean that the sender is above the oil level? Do you drill and tap that bolt to install a temp sender? Is it subject to damage.

Thanks for your help.

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Here is one example of the temp sender.

Also a pic of what those coils look like.

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