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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    on a Dana 60 between the kingpin cap and the steering knuckle? Since the only thing in there is the grease for the kingpin, I can't see why one is needed and can't tell if one was originally there.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes they do i have 2 sitting right here in front of me /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Thank ya much. Think I can just seal that back up with RTV? Or should I use a paper gasket?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i used rtv the first time i had it off as i didn't have a gasket with me i didn't know i was going to take it off lol and it has held up fine /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I didn't use a gasket at all...no grease leaked out and I don't see the big deal. *shrug*

    Rene
     
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    Rene, that's kind of what I was figuring. I just put on my xover arm and didn't use a gasket. Nothing is leaking out.

    Is this a problem? Anyone?
    -- Mike
     
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    That's my thought. If there isn't much pressure around it and it is grease (not oil), then I don't see the need. Afterall, if that was the case, the seals on the hubs would have to be a heck of a lot tighter around the spindles or we woudl have leaks galore!

    I am installing my new high steer/crossover steering arms and just thought I would get some opinions before putting it all back together.
     

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