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Diff lock leaking

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by blu 60, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. blu 60

    blu 60

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    So, I replaced my rear diff lock actuator after discovering that it was very corroded inside, but now I have a leak coming from the area. There are no gaskets on either the actuator to housing or the inspection cover to housing. What permatex type stuff should I use there?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Herman in Houston
     
  2. RavenTai

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    it was suppose to be sealed sith FIPG when you installed it, any good medium/high temp RTV should do. clean all the surfaces with solvent first, IIRC you will need to drain some of the fluid out of the diff,
     
  3. blu 60

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    Good, I thought some RTV would do the trick, and yes a bunch of oil has to be drained.

    Herman in Houston :banana:
     
  4. Jim_Chow

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    Blu, how much did the actuator assembly cost? I heard you can only buy the entire assembly (motor, gears, housing), not the individual parts.

    Anyone know if the old 70-series factory cable-operated lockers are compatible w/ newer electric lockers? (ie, can one replace the actuator motor w/ a factory cable?).
     
  5. blu 60

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    Jim

    $560 from Cruiser Dan just don't forget the RTV sealant like I did!

    Herman :doh:
     
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    What is the RTV stuff? Can I use it to replace the gasket on my fj80 oil pan?
     
  7. CharlieS

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    RTV is Room Temperature Vulcanizing rubber. RTV sealant is used for gasket material. I suppose you could use it for an oil pan, but why do that when you can use an actual gasket?

    Call CDan...

    Charlie