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RTV question *WITH PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    I'm putting my new dif cover on my 14 bolt today (maybe) it depends on how long I have to let the RTV set before I put fluid back in. -Tell me what I want to here....that i'll be good to go in less then 6 hours /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: RTV question

    It'll be good to go in 10 minutes if you ask me.
     
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    Re: RTV question

    ya i used a gasket, but i put the fluid in right away with the balck RTV and drove it right away and no leaks
     
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    Re: RTV question

    Awesome, Thanks guys /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: RTV question

    I did the same black rtv on the road as soon as i filled it!!!!
     
  6. mrk5

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    Re: RTV question

    What kind of cover did you get? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  7. B_to_C

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    Re: RTV question

    haha, Mark I'm glad you asked!
    (I will now become a pic whore)

    My old 14 bolt cover...
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    My NEW (From "Great lake offroad"...the Ebay guy) Cover...

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    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    This may be a little late, but if you have a flat cover (no voids to fill in with sealant) the best, leak free combination I've found is a gasket with sure-tack gasket adhesive on both sides. That stuff rocks! Never had anything leak after using that stuff.

    As for the RTV route, I tend to use one or the other--a gasket or RTV. I apply the RTV and let it "skin" for a few minutes, then assemble as normal. I've added fluid with in a few minutes after assembly, sometimes succesfully and sometimes not. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    How do you like the cover, I've been looking at the same cover for my project axles /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    well those pictures were taken about three hours ago...So far I love it! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Blue RTV, wait a beer or two and stick it on.

    I usually wait about 10-15 minutes or whatever.
     
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    i usually end up just letting the RTV skin for 5 mins or so, and then bolt the thing on. Then I leave it sitting for a few hours (or overnight if its late) and put the oil in. Never have any leaks from my GLO cover.

    j
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Blue RTV, wait a beer or two and stick it on.

    I usually wait about 10-15 minutes or whatever.

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    the blue rtv is made for use on water gaskets: ie waterneck, waterpump etc. black is for oil gaskets, thats why they are different colors
     
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    I always use the grey on everything. Never had a problem.

    As for waiting, I ually draw a bead on the cover, then smooth with my first finger & bolt it right on. Then I go ahead and put in the lube. If I were to wait, I'd proly forget it and then I'd be screwed. Never had a leaking problem (knock on head - ouch)
     
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    Been doing it for YEARS and so have a lot of people I know. Nevers leaks either. But, I do change it a lot. So, that could be why.

    I will contiue to use it.
     
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    I use the grey as well
     
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    Re: RTV question

    Nick,

    Looks good. You forgot to paint it.


    Oh yeah, and again with the "Mark" /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
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    haha, Mark I'm glad you asked!

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    Scott /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: RTV question

    i used the red high temp junk...

    j
     
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    AAH!

    SCOTT -Next time you see me....slap me. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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