jonathan joseph wrote:Snyder
I'm no expert on difflocks ( Harald is supposed to be writing a book about them! Maybe he'll chime in) but it seems the common wisdom is to always engage them before coming to an obstacle that may get you stuck. They need some distance to engage. When you are already stuck and loose traction on one wheel it is possible to have that wheel spinning very fast when you try to engage. I believe this is when damage can occur. You want to engage them while moving slowly.
I'll look for some of Haralds posts on this subject. It has been discussed extensively.
DesertStar wrote:Snyder, I had "lazy" difflocks that were slow to disengage last year when I went on an adventure with Harald and others. It took a full day of off-road before disengagement.
When I got home I tried flushing and had problems getting fluid to come out the rear locker cylinder, which was a big clue I had problems in the master cylinder hydraulic line area. I took out the master cylinders and found corrosion inside. A rebuild kit was in order and now all is well at the push/pull of the difflock knob.
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