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The old silicon that sealed the cover the housing was removed and a hole for the air line was drilled and tapped in the differential housing.The housing was cleaned out ensuring that there were no metal particles from drilling left in the housing. Once the air locker was assembled with the bearings, the ring gear and the copper air line attached, Scott loaded it into the differential housing. You may notice that the M226 uses cages on each side of the locker instead of using shims to set up the gears which makes things easier, Scott had the gears set up in no time. Since Jesse wheels fairly hard, Scott set up the gears a little tighter than normal to help keep teeth from breaking when under load.