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Old 04-18-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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My rear differential is leaking. After draining the fluid, what should I use a a gasket for it?

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I have always used RTV. When I got my new gears put in, they came with a paper gasket that I also put in, but still used the RTV.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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How did you apply it? Did you do a bead and then run your finger over it or no
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I just make a thin even coat all around it covering the whole mounting surface by putting it in small beads around the cover and then smoothing it with my fingers
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I have always used RTV. When I got my new gears put in, they came with a paper gasket that I also put in, but still used the RTV.
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Buy some ultra black RTV, run a fairly large bead on the diff cover, put diff cover on and hand tighten down with a couple bolts. Let it sit like this for a while, maybe 30 min. Then fully tighten everything down to proper torque. Wait at LEAST an hour before filling up with fluid. Overnight would be absolute best. Just make sure when you go to fill it up the RTV is at least rubbery. If some squirts out the edges you can touch it to make sure.

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