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Old 08-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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TJ differential drain plugs?

Hello: Does anyone know if there is are after-market differential covers that have a drain-plug built in, so that you do not have to remove the cover to replace fluid?

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I have g2 covers from Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, & Jeep Tops – Jeep Wrangler Parts by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware – Your Jeep Parts Source*-RH3. They have a drain plug The fill plug is higher but don't be temped to put more fluid than the factory manual recommends Or it will blow it out and leak
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...welcome to the forum. I personally like to pull the cover to check things out when I change fluid.

Only brand I know of is ARB diff covers.

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Using a suction device would work but doesn't get out all the old fluid. D44's have a drain plug on the front of the diff but it's worth the time to just remove the cover after most of the fluid has drained. That way you can inspect things.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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not sure if this has a drain plug, but seems like a knarly cover
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:20 AM   #7
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Thank you very much for the information. As a "new guy", I am very impressed with how much knowledge is available on this forum and with how willingly it is passed on...
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:39 AM   #8
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Some after market diff protectors will have a space or hole so the original drain plug can be accessed without taking the cover off. I know the WARN ones have this feature and I'm guessing plenty others do.

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