I’d try a Remflex gasket. I had the exact same issue, and an OEM gasket would only last a week or two. A Remflex will seal up the irregularities of an older joint.
I think I used this one:
REMFLEX 8016 2 Inch Gasket
I hear you on that. Probably the only janky Toyota fastener on the vehicle. I would find something with the same thread pattern with a better head (not Phillips). Stainless if possible. Use a washer if needed. Can be slightly shorter, but not longer.
Going to look at a clean 1990 62 Saturday that looks great in the pics, but current owner doesn’t know any maintenance history and mentioned “light” rust in the fenders.
I know that’s a trouble spot. Is there hope in treatment and prevention before it gets worse, or is it too far gone if it’s...
I just knocked the high spots down with a grinder until they cleared. It really wasn’t much. A year and 15-20,000 miles later with no issues. Wouldn’t buy these wheels again because of it, but it worked out.
Ok. Looks like I should check and clean the connection on the actuator. Fingers crossed. It did have oil running out of it as I drained and cleaned the actuator on the bench. I cleaned it again right before installing, but it still could have gotten oily. Hopefully I didn’t smoke anything.
Replaced seal and O-Ring today. All back together and plugged in, but getting a flashing CDL light all the time. Pushing button doesn’t change it and tried unhooking the battery to reset. Any suggestions?