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post #1 of 7 Old 04-08-2014, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Weird leaking from diff relief valve

I recently replaced my diff cover on my front axle its a dana 30 with the solid axle cover and sealed it up and filled it to the hole but for some reason its leaking out of the tube that goes up into the engine bay then leaking down and all over everything. Does anyone have suggestions ? Im stumped on this one.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-08-2014, 02:09 PM
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Is diff overfilled?

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Fill hole in the Solid cover may have been higher than stock so you mistakenly overfilled. It is self correcting.
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Fill hole in the Solid cover may have been higher than stock so you mistakenly overfilled. It is self correcting.
Being self correcting makes cense but its still coming out of the tube and I replaced the diff cover and filled it 4 months back so I might try to just clamp off the top of that hose. Not sure if that will hurt it at all.
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... might try to just clamp off the top of that hose. Not sure if that will hurt it at all.
What for ? When the diff is happy with the fluid level, it will stop spewing fluid. Other than some gear oil here and there, no harm done.

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Being self correcting makes cense but its still coming out of the tube and I replaced the diff cover and filled it 4 months back so I might try to just clamp off the top of that hose. Not sure if that will hurt it at all.
Do not clamp off the breather tube, doing so will result in a blown seal since that pressure has to go somewhere. I would pull the cover/drain fluid, then put the cover back on and fill with the correct amount of fluid.

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Do not clamp off the breather tube, doing so will result in a blown seal since that pressure has to go somewhere. I would pull the cover/drain fluid, then put the cover back on and fill with the correct amount of fluid.
ok that sounds like the best thing to do thanks for the advice.
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