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Old 08-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Diff cover

This is probably a stupid question. I'm replacing my diff oil and putting a finned replacement cover on. Is there no gasket, just silicone?

I guess I could just see how the old one comes off...

Any help would be appreciated so I can avoid multiple trips to the parts store.
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Use both, gasket with a light coat of silicon to hold it in place.
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Doing LCAs, Royal Purple diff and trans oil. Thanks to the advice here.
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Ok, so this diff cover came with no gasket. It sounds like I need to get one. This is what I was wondering. Thanks.
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That's a sharp cover, is it Ford racing?
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I bought this:

http://www.americanmuscle.com/steeda...iff-cover.html

There's no friking instructions. On the site, there are instructions for different diff covers.

There is this little plastic bag that says "vent plug for diff covers". I can't figure out where this goes. I've looked all over the cover. This little brass plug looks like its ready to be screwed in, somewhere, with teflon tape all over it.
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You could just buy some of the silicone gasket maker and you'd be just fine. No need for a typical felt (or whatever they're made of) gasket
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If there was no gasket then its a machined surface and no gasket is needed. You will need to use a sealant like Permatex, ultra gray, or black. You can buy at any auto parts store.
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I bought this:

Steeda Finned Mustang Differential Cover - 8.8in (86-14 GT, Mach 1; 07-12 GT500; 93-98 Cobra; 11-14 V6) 555-8143

There's no friking instructions. On the site, there are instructions for different diff covers.

There is this little plastic bag that says "vent plug for diff covers". I can't figure out where this goes. I've looked all over the cover. This little brass plug looks like its ready to be screwed in, somewhere, with teflon tape all over it.
That plug is threaded on the axle. If you have had Ford do the TSB for axle oil vent then you will not need it. Look on top of the axle on the left side to see if you have a part that looks like a turkey baster. If not then the plug will thread in there.
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That's a sharp cover, is it Ford racing?
"Engineered by Ford, improved by Steeda"
It's a Ford racing part that has been modified by Steeda
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Thanks for the responses. Much appreciated.
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As others said just get a RTV silicon and apply a light bead on the cover and around the bolt holes. Tighten it up and let it set for a few hours then add fluid.
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