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Trailfrog
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Well after our trip to Superlift I have noticed my rear diff cover leaking :( Is this something I should just try to tighten down a little more or do I need to pull the cover and reseal it?

October 6, 2009 at 4:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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If it's been awhile since a diff change I would take it off reseal it and put new fluid in.   I change my diff fluid every winter myself.

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October 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Trailfrog
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It was changed when Bo installed my locker in May.  Could I have hit it hard enough to break the seal somehow?  I have the Rockcrusher cover on it.

October 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

vbtj
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In that case I would just try tightening it first.

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October 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Green Hornet
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Sorry to hear that Randy, my front diff hasn't leaked anymore as of now, but still monitoring it.  The stabilizer is trash though, looking at getting dual stabilizers in prep for running bigger rubber.

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October 6, 2009 at 9:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Trailfrog
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Green Hornet at 09:17PM on Oct 06, 2009

Sorry to hear that Randy, my front diff hasn't leaked anymore as of now, but still monitoring it.  The stabilizer is trash though, looking at getting dual stabilizers in prep for running bigger rubber.

yeah and that way when you trash one you still got one to get you home :D

October 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

leftlanetruckin
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Randy,

On my old Rockcrusher diff covers, I had to install locking washers under all the bolts mate. That stopped the leaks right there. No resealing needed for me. The bolts are bad for loosening just enough to allow a very small leak.

Nathan,

Forget the dual setup, that is for F350's on 24" of lift that cruise the shopping malls mate:D

Just get 1 like Scott got (2000 TJ) and call it good.

A more permanent fix would be to adjust for a little more caster. I run @6 degrees on my junk with the JK axles, and have zero issues with my baby 37's. I did read that the JK's only have @4.5 degrees, and thought it too low. I adjusted mine to the above 6 and it rides excellent on the road.


Martin


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1998 XJ on 37's. JK Rubicon axles, hydro assist. 4:1 transfer case.

October 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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