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Old 05-11-2007
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8.8" 28Spline Diff Cover Gasket?

I called the dealership yesterday and they couldn't find it and I called around to the local autoparts stores and they didn't have it, so I'm wondering if it actually exists... haha.

Does anyone happen to know the Part Number for it?

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just use some blue RTV, no need for a gasket.
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yes a gasket exists.....i got 1 with my master gear install kit......and O'Reilly Auto Parts had them whenever i swapped in my Explorer diff cover...
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Yes, gaskets are available in the aftermarket only, the factory method is RTV.
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Well, the problem is the RTV method is leaving leaks, maybe I'll try finding one on Summit tonight... Thanks Guys.
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UPDATE:

I ordered one from 4wd.com although their server was down, so I ordered it by phone. They told me it would ship Monday. Cost came to $21.98 or something like that. I know, $$$ but it's reusable, so I don't have to buy another one, unless I grenade the diff, which probably isn't going to happen.
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you must not be using enough rtv!

i have one at home, i jsut found last night. you could have had it. lol
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i got my diff gasket for the expo axle from 4wd too. good choice
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ANOTHER UPDATE:

Got the thing in the mail... it's pretty neat looking, but I'll have to wait till next payday to do the change, cause I'm broke. haha.
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Icon3 Not RTV

PN# TA-31 dark grey silicone is what Ford recommends and that's what I used last weekend when I installed the 98 Explorer 8.8 w/discs into my 94 Ranger and NO LEAKS!
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Tim, Ive been using RTV and no leaks. Why buy something special from Ford?
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I'm still looking for one of those diff covers, argh.

I hope to get one soon so I can change out the differential fluid, as it has never been changed in 67,000 miles.
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