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I am trying to take off my rear diff cover for some much needed love, and a few of the bolts are not coming of. They are all rusty and realy in bad shape. how easy is it to replace the bolts.
 

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They should be nuts on studs, and not that big of a deal to replace..


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Many of my studs had been replaced with bolts. When I had the covers off, I put in the correct studs, as well as new gaskets, but I noticed a little leakage from the lower stud holes after driving. Originally, there was a rubber/steel washer (that's no longer available). Since the leakage is from the studs themselves, I was thinking I should reimplant them with permatex or teflon. Any suggestions?
 

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Dave-When I did this the new Toyota studs were pre-gooped with sealer. It must have worked since I don't have any leaks.
 
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The studs I got were not (this was for the FJ45, small (6mm) studs, and not OEM (no longer available, I guess). I would bet that goop is teflon, at least on other threaded toyota stuff it looks like it. So that's what I'll put on there unless someone says different. Thanks, Andrew.
 

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Thought the early ones, pre 67 were 8mm


and that the later ones 67 and on, were 10mm studs....
 
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Thought the early ones, pre 67 were 8mm


and that the later ones 67 and on, were 10mm studs....
Ahh, yeah. I always confuse the thread size: think in terms of nut and bolt head size because of the wrench I grab.

You use 12 mm nuts on the studs on the early diffs, 14 mm on the later.
 

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That would be 8mm and 10mm, both should be a 1.25 pitch thread...


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