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Old 03-08-2011, 02:01 AM
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OK so I'm replacing my differential oil and am unsure about a couple of things:

1. Should I use rtv on both sides of the gasket?
2. Should I replace the diff cover and fill right away or wait for the rtv to dry?

anyone who has done this and knows the proper method your knowledge is appreciated =)
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:32 AM
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I always apply it to both sides. I then LOOSELY snug the bolts up with my FINGERS and let the RTV set up for approx. 5-7 minutes. Then go back and torque them to factory specifications and fill as necessary
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:43 AM
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I never use a gasket just RTV. I would let it set up a little bit before adding the gear oil. Hand tight let it sit for a few minutes then tighten to torque spec.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:02 AM
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I just use the gasket. And I put on a new cover just cause mine was all rusty.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:03 AM
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If you use RTV let it sit for awhile. Make sure the truck is level before filling it up. When filling stop when it starts to come out the hole.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:10 AM
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Rtv both sides just to be sure
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:40 PM
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thanks! I really appreciate the help!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:56 PM
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I just used RTV and let it set up, no gasket but as noted above, using a gasket works too.
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