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Recommended Sealant for Diff Plugs??
Posted 14 May 2004 - 11:58 AM
I changed the diff oil last year. I did not put any sealant on the diff plugs. I wonder if that caused some of the diff oil to leak out.
Is sealant recommended? If so, can anyone recommend a type or brand?
Does anyone else have this problem? Could the diff oil be coming out of a vent hole somewhere on the top of the diff? I don't think that the gasket behind the diff cover is the reason, but I'll give it a closer look this weekend.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:35 PM
Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:28 PM
Does anyone know what that black compound on the diff plugs is? It has to be some sort of sealant.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:47 PM
as for the recommended sealant, here is what subaru recommends for a bunch of different applications. i used some permatex 599 the first time (ultra gray), and haven't used any on the recent times i have checked it. i think if it is tight enough, it doesn't leak at all. torque spec for a 97 is 32 ft-lbs.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 07:24 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 03:57 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 05:02 PM
I have never had a leak, I just torque it to spec and coat the outside with never sieze.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:29 PM
A little bit goes a long way.
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