80 series rear diff

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 20:40
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Would any of you kind gentleman know if this is damage or just the way they are built ? Area circled , still looks straight along the front horizontal face.
I only have the pic to go by.

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, May 31, 2021 at 20:56

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 20:56
That looks like damage to me. What's it like on the other side?
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Follow Up By: Member - FSH00 - Monday, May 31, 2021 at 21:05

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 21:05
All I have is that pic to go by so far.
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Reply By: RMD - Monday, May 31, 2021 at 22:14

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 22:14
Pete,
Most likely caused while substantial load on the vehicle suspension.
It looks distinctly like someone has used a small dia hydraulic bottle jack and misplaced it where there is little strength and it has buckled and imprinted the circular end into the pressed metal of the housing.
Not good though and if the rear wheels have NO detectable toe in or Camber (induced by the damage) when carefully and accurately checked, it probably won't be a problem. Seems as though it has been like it for a long time.
I would look to see if there is any minute stress cracks nearby and in the welds of the underside housing seam.
If all ok, and you remain concerned, a good welding skill may be able to plate that area if required. Vented with axle out is best to avoid gas/combustion of fumes causing a sudden pressure build up/quick small fire inside.
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Reply By: maurice b - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 18:19

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 18:19
Looks like impact damage to me. Non of my cruisers developed a dent like that from access weight and I did totally overload them in western desert remote trips . Both my rear diffs cracked at 12 oclock position on the rear diff pumpkin which was later plated with no further issues. Looks like your rear coil by the thickness wouldn't carry to much weight. Are they stock?
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Reply By: Member - FSH00 - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 18:49

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 18:49
Thanks all, not my vehicle & yes all stock standard, received conformation that it’s just the pic/lighting/shadow and there is no damage to it.

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Follow Up By: RMD - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 19:05

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 19:05
Pete
That is rubbish. There is visible damage and it isn't an illusion. Who is telling you this stuff, the seller perhaps? Why would a person take a pic of that region and then say it isn't what it shows? Doesn't make sense to me! Go and find a perfect 80 and take a picture of the same area and see if the pic can replicate the lack of damage!
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 20:33

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2021 at 20:33
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It is clearly damage. There is some agenda going on here.
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Reply By: Joe Fury - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 10:27

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 10:27
G'day Pete

My 80 series Cruiser rear axle housing (diff) as of ten minutes ago, the Cruiser is obese and has in excess of 600,000 Kilometres logged on the odometer.

The Cruiser is used for it's intended purpose which is mainly adventuring off road and caravan towing, if you look closely you can see a Jumper Cable/battery weld done on the rear spring perch, it was the best I could do at the time about 11 years ago somewhere in the Great Sandy Desert near Telfer.

My guess is the image you have shown is that of a Jack screw dent.

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Follow Up By: RMD - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 12:38

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 12:38
Joe
It seems we both agree, but your housing appears not to have a bottom seam like the OP pic shows. Maybe it is optical trickery.
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Follow Up By: Joe Fury - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 13:48

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 13:48
G'day RMD

It's the angle of the dangle in a non photographic sense, plus lighting that gives the original image the appearance of having a seam as opposed to my 'seamless' axle housing.

Safe travels : Joe
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Follow Up By: Member - FSH00 - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 16:04

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 16:04
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Follow Up By: Member - FSH00 - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 16:04

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Thanks for your time in taking & posting the pic Joe, I requested more pics of the area and indeed it is the camera playing tricks, the front of the underside components have had the paint worn away from gravel but bottom of them still have paint on them so along with the rise in that area of the housing you have what appears to be an indent, attached a few of the 7 pics retaken of that area.

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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2021 at 16:24

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Mmmm, Red Dust, Iron stone ( gold country) :)
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