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How do you seal your Diffs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 21, 2005.

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how do you put your diff covers on?

  1. Gasket

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  2. gasket maker sealer stuff

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  3. gasket & sealer

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  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    please specify the specific type of sealer and/ or gasket that your prefer.
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    black rtv if any rtv use for me.
     
  3. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    that was scary fast
     
  4. alf4444

    alf4444 1/2 ton status

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    Black RTV, they don't even stock diff gaskets at my local Checker :rolleyes:
     
  5. FreedomIsntFree

    FreedomIsntFree 1/2 ton status

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    blue rtv and the seal from pepboys. Just did my front and rear cuz they were both leaking when I bought it
     
  6. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i use only gasket sealer, the blue one
     
  7. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    wow, everyone loves a poll..

    So whats the diff ( :haha: what a pun) in black and blue RVT.
     
  8. bobalob

    bobalob 1/2 ton status

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    black rtv
     
  9. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    RightStuff gasket maker... Best stuff I have ever used
     
  10. 85mudblazin

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    Blue RTV, never had good luck with the black stuff, seems to be real picky about moving the part and it breaks down kind of fast.
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    black rtv
     
  12. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    I use red rtv, dont know why, I like the bling red line :confused:
     
  13. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Black RTV
     
  14. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    The Right Stuff gasket maker. I used black RTV but had too many problems with leaks, even when I used a ton of it. The Right Stuff is expensive but well worth it IMO.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Gasket and black RTV.
     
  16. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    any tips on using the RVT? how wide a strip, how do you work it around the bolt holes....

    sorry for the noob questions, but thats what we're here for right ;)
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    Gasket and black RTV.
     
  18. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    dont worry about the bolt holes and i put a 1/2 inch bead all the way around then worked it with my finger so it was spread even and i wait 5 min before installing the cover to let it kinda tack up
     
  19. hunterguy86

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    I run a generous bead of red RTV on the diff cover. Make sure to go around the holes. If you see sealer pushing out around the cover after its installed then you know its good and covered.
     
  20. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    just don't use the grey stuff like i did......had to destroy the cover to get it off.

    for another basis of comparison, i use the grey on the 3rd members in my Zuk. to get them to break loose, i have to jack the TRUCK up by the third member.
     

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