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Old November 23rd, 2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question about a Scout Rear D44 I am working on. Putting new R/P in it. My question is about the rubber seal on the inside of the housing that the diff end bearing flushes against...

Can you shed any light on this. Is it just a bead of Sealant or is it an actual seal or O-ring?

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It is excess silicone from when they pressed the tubes into the housing. They used it to seal and for lubrication for the press fit. Peel it out that is fine.
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It is excess silicone from when they pressed the tubes into the housing. They used it to seal and for lubrication for the press fit. Peel it out that is fine.

Do I have to put anything back in or leave it bare?
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Nope I pull that out so it doesn't trap anything in there and it helps allowing the diff fluid to return to the housing.
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Thanks..

BTW, My lockrite is still going strong. Advanced Trails at Camp Jeep to the Badlands...

Back to the garage. Got the Perches welded on and now we have to put the sof-locker in w/ 4.56s.

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