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Old 11-25-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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What are you using for diff cover gasket

I want to change my diff oil. I want to pull the covers, let every thing drain out, get a good visual on the gears inside as this is a used vehicle, and make sure there are no teeth missing or metal parts floating around that shouldn't be.

I have never done this before so my question is, what do folk recommend for a cover sealant? High temp RTV? The black stuff, the gray stuff that never completely drys? Does it matter?

What do I torque the diff cover bolts to?

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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ultra blackrtv. torque-snug but not too tight

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For a sealant I used black permitex "RTV". Used it for many years on several different vehicles and never had an issue.

Some ppl use a product called Lube Locker. It is a formed rubber type gasket that can be reused.

What year jeep do you have and what axles? <--- for the torque spec's.
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What year jeep do you have and what axles? <--- for the torque spec's.
yeah I guess that could be helpful.

It is an '04 with D30/D44
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The FSM "full service manual" for your jeep states....

D30 front =
cover bolts = 30ft. lbs
cover fill plug = 25ft. lbs

Rear D44 =
cover bolts = 30ft. lbs
cover fill plug = 25ft. lbs

Good luck and remember ...It aint no fun unless you get some of it on you.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #6
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:09 AM   #7
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alot of people recomend permatex "the right stuff" gasket maker
http://www.permatex.com/brand_right_stuff.htm

i use permatex ultra black rtv since they dont have "the right stuff" at the local stores
http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...sket_maker.htm
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Im running Lube Locker Gaskets

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