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Dana 60 reassembly help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, May 31, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I am reassembling my Front 60 and I do not have the gaskets for the kingpins on the bottom or the covers on top. My question is do I have to have the gaskets or can I just use oil resistant RTV. If I do need the gaskets for preload reasons or what have you can I buy them at autozone or the like or can I make my own gaskets. If the right thing to do is buy the gaskets that is what I will do.

    Thanks

    Ira
     
  2. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've always cleaned both surfaces...then greased them...
    I'm curious to see what other members have done myself.
     
  3. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I was kinda thinkin that cause both surfaces are machined with no nicks or cuts so it should seal pretty good. Also it is not like the grease is gonna "flow" all that much is it.
     
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    I just used a thin film of rtv
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    rtv for me:D
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    Sweet thanks guys that is one less thing I have to get and it puts me 1 step closer to putting it in.
     
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    Use rtv, I put mine together with gaskets but wouldnt worry about it otherwise. I never use gaskets on my diff covers and never have leaks.
     
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    I used RTV also.
     

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