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Unread 09-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Install questions for new diff covers

I got two new diff covers (front and rear).

These are both pressed covers. The mounting surface is smooth on both covers.

The D30 cover came with a gasket. The C8.25 cover did not.

Should I use a gasket on both covers? Should I use some type of sealer goop? Like Permatex maybe? Should I use a gasket and sealer goop?

The covers will be used for DD and trails. The might bump some rocks or stumps.

I will be using synthetic diff oil, which I've heard is more prone to leaking.

Please advise on best way to install covers for a good seal with no leaks.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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If you have good gaskets like Lube Lockers they work well. RTV works perfectly fine though just messy cleaning up each time you reopen it. Some people use both. That is a real mess to clean up.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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What about the regular gasket that came with it?

Also, have anyone heard of "The Right Stuff" gasket sealer sold by Napa?
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