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Unread 09-28-2001, 03:23 PM   #1
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new gasket when changing gear oil

im going to change out the oil in both diffs tommorrow and am wonderin if i am going to need a new gasket or will silicon work? Which is better/easier?

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Unread 09-28-2001, 04:02 PM   #2
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You won't need a gasket. Silicon sealant works just fine on it's own. Besides, if you use a gasket, that's just more crap you have to scrape off the next time. Cheers!
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Unread 09-30-2001, 02:10 PM   #3
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You have probably done the job already but if you buy a hand pump (like a bicycle pump but fatter), you can actually suck the oil out of both diffs through the filler hole. Then you done need to even take the plate off the diff.
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Unread 09-30-2001, 02:57 PM   #4
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thanx for the advice but i already did it and simply used some gasket maker from autozone. If i had used your idea i wouldnt have found the shavings and chunk of metal that was in the rear diff. But if i ever need to just drain it i might do it your way cause i made a pretty big mess in the garage and the entire garage smells like the burnt up gear oil that came out.
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Unread 09-30-2001, 04:31 PM   #5
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the entire garage smells like the burnt up gear oil that came out
...and that's a bad thing ???
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Unread 09-30-2001, 04:45 PM   #6
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my parents know nothing about cars and dont trust me with anything so when the garage smells like something was an fire they tend to think the worst. Plus it smells really really bad.
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