Run it 500-600 milees at very light load, and then change the oil and you're good to go....
and read that site he sent you Very Carefully, as the Sterlings set a bit different than a regular rearend...I cannot remember what exactly the difference was , as I rebuilt mine about 11 years ago..... I DO remember you need to Get the shim pack as tight as possible, even to the extent of prying the ears of the carrier apart to get the last one in, or the bearings are not pre-loaded enough. The Sterlings also run VERY hot, and I bought a PML diff Cover because of that...it's made of finned cast aluminum, nice and thick, and holds almost another Quart, (0.8 quart), over the stock cover, and cools one HELLova lot better.
in 11 years, no problemmo's.... check them out here :
'97 Centurion. F350 4x4 CCLB
Full Force 180cc Stage I's, D66, SRP-1.1, ARP, Banks IC, DIY E-Fuel, EBPV Del & Gut'd Ped., BD Exhaust Brake., SD IDM, HPX, BstFoolr, 4" DP - 4" exh,
6.0 Fan, 180 T-Stat, DIY Don.105006 AF, CCV Mod, BTS, W/ SD Trans Lines, Tru-Cool Max, PML Trans Pan, Bumper Mod, IssPro Gauges, Fluidampr, Mellings LPOP..... Tuned by "The WildMan".
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