Differential seepage

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10 Feb 2017 17:12 #32483 by 1748 S
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Now drive this car to warm up the oil. Allow it to cool down. Do this a few times. Continue checking for any leakage. I bet you wont see any..
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20 Feb 2017 06:43 #32520 by johnmereness
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I think this a very important part: Made sure the surface where the bolts meet the "derby hat" flange was clean of paint.

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20 Feb 2017 13:41 #32522 by ilikescars
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So far, no leakage after some driving. I don't think it makes sense to use split-washers on those bolts. More chance for oil to get past. I used copper crush washers, but that might be overkill. The Ultra Black RTV seems to hold everything in place. (Any RTV color would probably be fine, however, ordinary silicone is prolly not a good choice)
In answer to Curt: That fluid might be a bit too thick for a differential. Best for steering boxes that don't require as much mechanical movement in my opinion..
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