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ayglass ayglass is offline
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Location: Cleveland, Georgia
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Hey Nathan,

Then odds are that it's the correct one. It is the correct ratio. It simply doesn't look like the manual. Though with only a pair number (2036) and no "r" number I don't see that one can use the magic special tool to set the pinion depth anyway.

I'm also considering a test. If I were to remove the right side of the ring gear casing so that I could view the current R&P I might be able to clean it off and apply prussian blue to the installed gears. I could then print them and determine if they were shimmed accurately by mesh pattern or if they were just stuffed in there. This would only cost me a gallon of gear lube and an hour or so.

If they were just stuffed in there, the noise would be explained as a bad install and the stock gears could likely be simply plugged back in. If the pattern of the installed gears is good, but they still sound like straight-cut gears I can assume that they were installed correctly, but are of inferior quality. That would suggest that a shim adjustment would be in order to return to the factory gears as it's unlikely that both would take the same shims.

It's a puzzle that deserves at least one good beer's worth of thought...
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