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Unread 04-15-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Wj 2001 WJ Front Differential Gasket

Am looking for a gasket to use on the front differential so I don't have to apply RTV. LubeLocker advertises a rubber coated steel core gasket for the Dana 30. Can this be used? Any and all experiences/views welcomed.
Thanks in advance. James

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Unread 04-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
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Lubelocker can be used in a WJ's D30. It's the same shape & diff cover as my TJ's D30, i know that because when i cracked my WJ's cover i threw my factory TJ cover on it. No leaks what so ever & my TJ's had a lube locker on it.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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Lubelocker can be used in a WJ's D30. It's the same shape & diff cover as my TJ's D30, i know that because when i cracked my WJ's cover i threw my factory TJ cover on it. No leaks what so ever & my TJ's had a lube locker on it.


Thanks for the quick response.
Will get LubeLocker for both my differentials then. Will be replacing the diff fluids this weekend and want it to be the last time I need to scrape and clean gunk off the housing and cover.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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Unread 04-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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highly recommended, i have one on my front dana 30, still looking for one for my rear 44a because they are awesome, just make sure to clean both mounting surfaces and the gasket so it seals good everytime, but still saves time and energy in having to scrap and clean off all the old rtv and reapply it everytime, prolly even save money in the long run depending if u change your fluids often or do work on your own dif's and axles
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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@99WJ01TJ: Thanks. Been lurking here and searching for tips and advise on how to take care of my 2001 WJ. It's getting long in the tooth but still does everything I ask it to. Have 180K miles on it and want it to hit at least 250K.

@berndog67: ordered mine from Complete Off Road in IA. Was the cheapest I found. They do have the D44 according to their website, http://completeoffroad.com/i-128512-...um-gasket.html cheaper than from LubeLocker direct. And they shipped mine USPS Priority for $6.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I don't think that the d44 and d44a carriers have the same shape so I don't think that gasket will work. Hopefully someone who knows for sure will chime in but I just wanted to throw that out there in case you can still cancel your order or something.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input, DavisI. LubeLocker's website shows they have a variety of gaskets for the D44. Being a noobie, I don't know the difference between a D44 and a D44a. Probably a call to LubeLocker or one of the retailers listed on their website could clear that up.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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No Problem Let us know what the say when you call them
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Unread 04-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #10
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Lube Locker does not make a gasket for the D44a.


Most will list a D44 but it will not fit as the aluminum and iron diffs are different.




Love my Lube Lockers though.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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Looked at the LubeLocker site again and I stand corrected. No D44a gaskets. Found a mention for Trans-Dapt 44 Aluminium at http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...na+44+Aluminum but it is not the same as the LubeLocker.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 11:17 PM   #12
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Good find. That should be much easier than using rtv
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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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OK, gents. Got my differentials looked at yesterday. Had gotten gaskets from LubeLocker, Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear. The front went on fine, perfect fit. Got to check every now and then to make sure there's no leak. However, the rear did not fit, which was my bad as I had assumed that it is a 35 on my WJ. When the mechanic cracked open the cover and brought it out, we saw the gasket would not fit. On checking online, it looks like I have a 44 rear diff and will have to swap the gasket. Luckily the mech had a tube of RTV to close up the diff and filled it up. Pic of the rear cover attached.
Anyone remember the State Farm commercial with the blond who had hooked up with the "French model" online? I feel that way now. LOL
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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #14
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anyone remember the state farm commercial with the blond who had hooked up with the "french model" online? I feel that way now. Lol
bon jour!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #15
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Looked at the LubeLocker site again and I stand corrected. No D44a gaskets. Found a mention for Trans-Dapt 44 Aluminium at http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...na+44+Aluminum but it is not the same as the LubeLocker.

James
This may be a dumb question, but I am assuming those are one use gaskets and not like the multi use Lube Lockers?
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