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Old 09-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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I am finally getting my gears done and I want to replace my stock diff cover with something that will permit servicing the diff fluid without needing pop the cover off, make a gasket...all that crap.

So I have two questions.

Would you do a finned cover or girdle? And does the one you recommend need a panhard bar relocation kit?

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I had the LPW girdle on my 2006 and like it. Cleared the panhard bar no problems, added the support for the bearings, and had a drain for service.
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I am finally getting my gears done and I want to replace my stock diff cover with something that will permit servicing the diff fluid without needing pop the cover off, make a gasket...all that crap.

So I have two questions.

Would you do a finned cover or girdle? And does the one you recommend need a panhard bar relocation kit?

Thanks!
Get the scott drake diff cover
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I've got a trickflow it's nice
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I went with the Ford Racing finned cover. Both fill and drain equipped.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I am going to get the finned one from CJP. They have the best price it seems.
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LateModelRsstoration has the Ford Racing Finned cover for $144 - didn't see that one on Cj's site
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I recently changed my axle. My girl got hit at rear wheel driver side that bent my axle that makes squeaky sound. I changed my cover when the axle was replaced. I got the cover from ebay for $95 but it does not include the hex bolts. Stock bolts cannot be reused as those are short for a finned alluminum cover.

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This seller also have complete kit with hex bolts for $125.
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Wait for a sale...I got mine (Ford racing cover) with bolts, vent, and cover for $99.00.
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I bought the cover only. A trip to autozone for less than $10 completes the installation. Just bring one of the bolts so you get to buy the exact thread size. Vent is optional. The cover has fill plug that locks in the oil. Btw, don't forget to buy the differential gasket.
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Do you have to fill it behind the driveshaft still which is a pain in the, well you know.
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Do you have to fill it behind the driveshaft still which is a pain in the, well you know.
There is a fiiler hole in the cover (upper part). You need to use a hose to fill it as there not enough space if rear end is installed. If you have friends that has shop, borrow a filler hose. The filler hose has a cap at the end that is a universal fit ro the oil bottle. You can squeeze the bottle to fill or poke a hole at the bottom of the bottle and let gravity do the work. If you don't have this filler hose, it will be a pain in the ____.
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There is a fiiler hole in the cover (upper part). You need to use a hose to fill it as there not enough space if rear end is installed. If you have friends that has shop, borrow a filler hose. The filler hose has a cap at the end that is a universal fit ro the oil bottle. You can squeeze the bottle to fill or poke a hole at the bottom of the bottle and let gravity do the work. If you don't have this filler hose, it will be a pain in the ____.
My mustang's vent was broke and liked to spew gear oil everywhere making my drive just a pain.

Me and my dad fixed it with a lift and some oil and of course, the new cent cap that had a tsb ok as well. I remember it involved 2 hours, lots of cussing, and we had to fill it with the little plug right above or below the shaft; can't remember. That's something I would look into is the new location to fill making it somewhat easier. Umma get one when I do a gear swap this spring.
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I just installed this one. Not bad, had to move the pan hard bar out of the way.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/steeda...iff-cover.html
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There is a fiiler hole in the cover (upper part). You need to use a hose to fill it as there not enough space if rear end is installed. If you have friends that has shop, borrow a filler hose. The filler hose has a cap at the end that is a universal fit ro the oil bottle. You can squeeze the bottle to fill or poke a hole at the bottom of the bottle and let gravity do the work. If you don't have this filler hose, it will be a pain in the ____.
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After putting the diff cover on remove the factory fill plug and the top plug on the diff cover. Use the fill hole on the cover and fill it until it runs out the factory fill hole.
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For about 7 to 10 bucks, you can buy a hand pump that screws onto the differential oil bottle. Place the hose into the upper fill hole, and pump the oil in. No fuss, no mess. Piece of cake.

And when I bought the Ford racing cover, it came with the vent that screws in at the top of the cover.

The gasket is great. It has the RTV embedded into the gasket itself. Since you'll never be removing the cover to do periodical differential oil changes, the gasket can last forever. Should you ever have to remove the cover, the gasket can be reused.
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For about 7 to 10 bucks, you can buy a hand pump that screws onto the differential oil bottle. Place the hose into the upper fill hole, and pump the oil in. No fuss, no mess. Piece of cake. And when I bought the Ford racing cover, it came with the vent that screws in at the top of the cover. The gasket is great. It has the RTV embedded into the gasket itself. Since you'll never be removing the cover to do periodical differential oil changes, the gasket can last forever. Should you ever have to remove the cover, the gasket can be reused.
We used my moms turkey Baster lol
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We used my moms turkey Baster lol
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We used my moms turkey Baster lol
Lol. That's ingenius, Now you can have mustang flavored turkey in thanksgiving dinner. 😁
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Lol. That's ingenius, Now you can have mustang flavored turkey in thanksgiving dinner. dde01
Lol it worked pretty well but was time consuming as I needed 1/4 a bottle
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