Last night I was looking over everything feeling rather proud of my blog and all the info I've covered about the car in it. Reading through it I found more spelling mistakes then I had expected, that and I noticed I forgot a few things...So here is for those things I forgot.
Lets go back to just after Automass. The local guys put their heads together and setup a plan for our very own drift event here in Iowa. Our state isn't exactly well known for its import scene, and drifting is something that has only recently started to take over Des Moines. Iowa Speedway was chosen and a date was set, along with gaining approval from the SCCA guys to insure the event.
2 weeks go to and that's when I discovered I had a major problem. Back at Automass when we left I noticed a small spot of oil where I had been parking my car in the pits, when I got home I noticed the same size spot in my driveway, at this point I realized this was my car doing this. I looked under her to find my half shaft slipped party out of the diff. This isn't the first time I've had this happened to me. This was the third time, I decided it was time I took care of fixing this, the reason for it popping out could only be one thing, the lock ring or whatever it's called is worn out and not holding the half shaft properly so I ordered a new one.
The new ring showed up a few days before the event, dealing with taking care of other things I didn't have time to replace it until the night before. Thinking this would be an easy pull the half shaft out put the new ring on and put it back in I didn't get to work on it till around 6pm. Boy was I mistaken about this being easy. The ring sits inside the diff and doesn't pop out with the halfshaft, getting that out proved to be the biggest pain in the ass ever. How as I going to somehow grip it and pull it out? Just look at this picture, you can barely even see the damn thing!