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Explorer Dif. cover Q's..

So i have a noob *** question about the Ear'd explorer diff covers. i finally got mine and i have all the plugs. but i noticed there is one at the top that i dont have but it looks to be for a temp sensor? is that correct? and where the hell can i get it heh

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mine just had a plastic plug in it.

if it is a temp sensor thing is prolly standard thread.
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Yeah I guess i could see if any of my sensors i have laying around from my gauges fit. then i guess I'd have a rear dif. temp gauge heh.

but i think i might just find a bolt i can thread in there
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i doubt a bolt will fit. gonna need some type of pipe plug, fitting plug etc.. its prolly 1/8 NTP
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If it was for the temp sensor, I would think it would be in a place where the sensor would sit in the oil?

Just take the cover to the local hardware or auto store and ask for a plug that fits.
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Tap the port to 1/8 NPT and use a 1/8 pipe plug with sealant.

Also- the level plug in the Ex cover is in the wrong place for our application. The IRS Ex doesn't run the diff level as high as our axles do because its fluid doesn't lube the wheel bearings. Be sure to use the hole in the Ranger diff housing to set the fluid level or your wheel bearings will fail.
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i welded mine up
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So i have a noob *** question about the Ear'd explorer diff covers. i finally got mine and i have all the plugs. but i noticed there is one at the top that i dont have but it looks to be for a temp sensor? is that correct? and where the hell can i get it heh
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That hole in the Explorer cover is for the breather tube, as the Explorer doesn't have one on the axle tube....................so you can either plug it like I did with a self-tappin bolt or find ya a piece of tubin & press it in & run a second breather..............
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Tap the port to 1/8 NPT and use a 1/8 pipe plug with sealant.

Also- the level plug in the Ex cover is in the wrong place for our application. The IRS Ex doesn't run the diff level as high as our axles do because its fluid doesn't lube the wheel bearings. Be sure to use the hole in the Ranger diff housing to set the fluid level or your wheel bearings will fail.
so are you saying i need to make a higher fill hole? i was thinking if i can get a plug for the breather hole i can fill to the fill-plug and then tightn it and the pour a little more in from that top hole.
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so are you saying i need to make a higher fill hole? i was thinking if i can get a plug for the breather hole i can fill to the fill-plug and then tightn it and the pour a little more in from that top hole.

no, he's saying use the stock ranger fill hole
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oh..**** yeah i forgot where it was.. i was wondering how that would work..but yeah retard moment
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bring it to SC with you and ill weld it up if thats the route that you wanna go..
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i'm prolly gona have it on the truck before then.. i hope. so i might just get a plug for it. I could weld it myself but i need to set my welder back to alum. and get some gas. I'm too lazy though
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yea, i just tapped it to 1/8 NPT and put a pipe plug in it.
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