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Dial Indicator And Backlash

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Setting up the wear pattern of the new Superior gearset is next. Using a dial indicator to achieve the proper backlash is a crucial step. Too much backlash will cause excessive wear on the outer edges of the gear. Too little backlash will increase friction and overheat the gears quickly. The ideal gear pattern is centered between the face and the flank of the ring gear teeth; this ensures long life and noise-free operation.