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Did I ruin my differential assembly?

So I'm worried I made a mistake today. I was re-assembling my axle assembly on my vintage Ariens 824 after replacing the axle bearings. While I was at it, I took a look at my differential assembly and figured I'd clean it up while I had it out:



So I sprayed it down with engine degreaser (foamy engine write) and rinsed it out by submerging it in water. Evidently, I don't know how a differential works because I forgot that the inner sleeve can spin independently of the whole assembly.

Now my question is about how this piece operates. Is it internally lubricated and sealed for life? I ask because I'm now worried that my degreasing solution and water submerging may have penetrated on the inside.

I re-assembled everything and the differential still functions, but I'm worried if I did long term damage by my actions.

School a fool here, guys. Thanks!

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i soak them in a parts washer all the time and never have any issues. i wouldnt worry about it
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you did more good than harm....actually all good, no harm. lube it up an run er . if your really worried, soak it in oil overnight.

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Awesome. Glad to hear I didn't mess anything up.

Just for my own education - is it lubricated internally? I'm trying to connect my rudimentary understanding of an automotive open differential with how this one works.

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Awesome. Glad to hear I didn't mess anything up.

Just for my own education - is it lubricated internally? I'm trying to connect my rudimentary understanding of an automotive open differential with how this one works.
Hey Stang,
Heres a pixx of a differential opened up. They get a little grease from the left axle when you grease it.
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Thanks for that pic ShawI'm gonna copy that into my Ariens folder for future reference.
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Thanks for that pic ShawI'm gonna copy that into my Ariens folder for future reference.
Your welcome!! A picture explains so much more than words sometimes, especially when its mechanical in nature.

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Agreed - it makes so much more sense now. Thanks for posting that!

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