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post #1 of 13 Old 01-20-2010, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a problem?

Okay heres the deal, I noticed a oil stain under the Jeep about two weeks ago and the only thing I saw that could be leaking was the front diff cover. I went to work and check under later in the day and found no stain on the pavement. Two days later the stain was back. The only thing I can think of is when I drive on the freeway,75+ mph for about 20 miles it leaks. If I drive around town it don't. Any input? I only have 10,000 miles on it.
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Not a "problem" but I would pull the cover reseal it and add some fresh oil


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Maybe it's a silver thing! LOL My 07 does the same thing and it has about 15,000 on it. Hubby took it apart and sealed things back up and every once in a while she stills drips.

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Not a "problem" but I would pull the cover reseal it and add some fresh oil
i have to agree...

and ill add this (some will argue) get a set of lube lockers

oh yeah, use this as an opportunity to upgrade!!!


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mine does that but at the top of the cover.

havent noticed any drips.

the above is most likely irrelevant.
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Well I was looking for a reason to get new covers and maybe a regear does anyone see 5:13's in my future?

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If you are planning to do a lift/ gear swap in the near future....you might just tighten the bolts (ALL of them- not just the bottom bolts) to approx 30 ft lbs. That way, you aren't draining/ replacing more fluid than you need to. If not, then as suggested-

remove the covers
drain
scrape all the existing RTV off the mounting surface
clean well
add a bead of fresh RTV
reinstall the covers
tighten to 30 ft lbs
add fluid to just below the fill hole
re-check the bolts after a week or so/ tighten if necessary.

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Just adding my 2cents...but it's always a good idea to check your breather tube to make sure it's connected. My front leaks from the breather quite often.
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i have to agree...

and ill add this (some will argue) get a set of lube lockers

oh yeah, use this as an opportunity to upgrade!!!
How could I forget lube lockers, they are worth the money and Phil at Trailduty can hook you up with a set


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Please be patient with me I'm some what new to this...but what are lube lockers?

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Please be patient with me I'm some what new to this...but what are lube lockers?
A pre-formed over priced tube of RTV.


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A pre-formed over priced tube of RTV.


But some will argure differently.
LOL; yeah I just use my lowly $2 tube of RTV on mine and keep the other $20 for refreshments

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