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Old June 14th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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dana 30 diff cover question

can i use a factory cherokkee diff cover on a stock 99 tj? reason is i need to change the fluid in the wifes diff so i figured while i was at it i picked up a front cover from the junkyard from a cherokkee to clean and paint. i noticed the fill plug is higher on the cherokkee cover but other than thats its the same. should i use it or not, dont know how much fluid capacity it will change and also if the plug was different from the high to low pinnion for clearance of gears.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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You can use it. If you overfill it, it will adjust itself "automatically".
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Old June 15th, 2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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what do you mean it will adjust its self automaticly? by spraying everywhere from the pinion seal?
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Old June 15th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #4
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I suppose that could be one possibility, but I would probably expect it to come from the vent hose first.

What you are asking about is not exactly uncommon for people to do who increase their pinion angles. See how much higher it would put your level. If it looks too high, just put the factory spec'd volume in.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #5
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if your that concerned with just the placement of the fill hole, get a tape measure and a drill and fix it
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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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It wouldn't be that easy. I don't think that the stock diff cover is thick enough to drill & tap.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #7
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so weld on a small piece of 1/4" or 3/8", then drill and tap...not difficult
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #8
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just fill it up about 1" lower than the bottom of the new hole. I have been doing that for years.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #9
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so weld on a small piece of 1/4" or 3/8", then drill and tap...not difficult
I guess what I was saying is that's not exactly practical for most people....
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Old June 16th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #10
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I'm sure if he asked, someone on here would weld the little piece of scrap on to his cover
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