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Aluminum Diff. cover painted

Finally finsished painting the cover today. I still have to polish the 'fins' on it.
I need to stop by wally world to get teh deals for my dremel.

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looks good
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Looks great man. When you gonna get installed pics?
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did a good job on it
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Looks great!!! I like how you left the fins silver a lot!
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Looks great man. When you gonna get installed pics?
soon as I figure out how to do it
Searching for all the info
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remove the old cover, install the new cover with a gasket.....install new 75w90 gear oil through the front fill plug on the driver side of the axle diff....
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remove the old cover, install the new cover with a gasket.....install new 75w90 gear oil through the front fill plug on the driver side of the axle diff....
I was told not to use gasket. I was told RTV would be best.

I found the hole. Im worried I may not get enough in there this cover is bigger
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I was told not to use gasket. I was told RTV would be best.

I found the hole. Im worried I may not get enough in there this cover is bigger


RTV is a liquid gasket
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looks good!

through the front diff fill hole? that will work fine just keep dumping it in until its coming back out at ya.

i wouldnt use the gasket either. RTV works great.

I run 80w90 Lucas gear oil in mine, no need for additives and such then.
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any full synthetic will not require the added L/S friction modifier...

RTV works fine also...

like Zach said, fill it till it pours back out at you....
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any full synthetic will not require the added L/S friction modifier...
eh not 100% true I would only not put it in if it says it on the bottle.
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I found the hole. Im worried I may not get enough in there this cover is bigger
You must continue to set the lube level by filling the diff through the original hole on the side of the diff housing. The small plug in the Ex cover is set up for the IRS diff which can get by with a lower fluid level.

If you set the Ranger fluid level using the Explorer rear cover fill hole, your axle lube will be low and may starve the outer axle bearings. An 8.8 Ranger diff should take about 2.5~2.75 quarts of lube filled to the bottom of the diff housing fill hole.
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Looks great! Post some pics when you get it installed!
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where did the axle code sticky go?

I dont think I have LS it is just 3.55 gears
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where did the axle code sticky go?


Its in the drivetrain section.
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is there an "S" spring in the diff? if not then you don't have l/s, but if there is, then you do....
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Its in the drivetrain section.
It is still there as a sticky but all the codes are gone
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Looks pretty good to me, but I think I would have gone with silver with red trim.
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