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Old April 16th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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I was looking at getting new diff covers mor for the drain holes than the protection. Someone suggested welding in my own. I like this idea as it would be a lot cheaper. The propblem i can't weld. Where would I get the parts and who could do it?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Drain Holes? You mean like to drain diff fluid? If that's what you're doing then get a Ruff stuff one and countersink a flat head bolt into the front of it. That way you should be able to drain it and not snap off a head when you hit a rock.
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it seems i have seen a product before that was meant for adding a drain plug to a trans pan, but would also work in this case...IIRC, you just drilled a hole, and then installed the adaptor part, which was o-ring sealed and locked in place, and then the drain plug threaded into that, so no welding required...

you'll have to do some searching though, I dont really remember anything about it, but seems i saw it on one of the car/truck tv shows a few years ago or something...
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Are you lazy or what, just pull the cover.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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Are you lazy or what, just pull the cover.
so you can clean off all the old RTV/gasket material from the diff ANd cover.. then reapply a fresh bead not to mention zipping off the 10-14 bolts and keeping the fluid from dumping all over while prying it loose. only cause you got water in your fluid.. yea i think pulling one bolt and letting drain then resinstalling that bolt makes a lot more sense..


PS i just drilled and tapped a 3/8's hole in my ruffstuff covers..
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it seems i have seen a product before that was meant for adding a drain plug to a trans pan, but would also work in this case...IIRC, you just drilled a hole, and then installed the adaptor part, which was o-ring sealed and locked in place, and then the drain plug threaded into that, so no welding required...

you'll have to do some searching though, I dont really remember anything about it, but seems i saw it on one of the car/truck tv shows a few years ago or something...
Dorman part #090-048, 090-085, 65128, or 65241. I think the difference is size, but dont think it will work good for rear end dope, since the hole is small.
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I thought most parts stores carried these in a "kit"?? Might have to look at the "kit" for a tranny pan?
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so you can clean off all the old RTV/gasket material from the diff ANd cover.. then reapply a fresh bead not to mention zipping off the 10-14 bolts and keeping the fluid from dumping all over while prying it loose. only cause you got water in your fluid.. yea i think pulling one bolt and letting drain then resinstalling that bolt makes a lot more sense..
And you cannot get all mud/water out by pulling a drain plug.

Raise your axle vents, and run fresh seals.
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I do need new seals but do not know wtf I am doing with the rear axle.
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