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So I climbed under the car when I noticed some oil spots by the back of the car, sure enough rear diff leaking. Did a 3.73 swap and went with the Drake Rear Diff cover, right now it is just wasting Royal Purple onto the ground.
Get it up in the air and every bolt tight, but the fluid is seeping up from the top of the cover. Funny thing I read the reviews for the cover, and 2 years ago this was an issue but all current reviews not one mention of a leak. So I trusted it and bought it. Now I had to buy a whole new cover, FRPP this time, and have to swap it out. Not fun.
Decided to post this here as a warning to those who may consider a drake cover. if you consider it YMMV.
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Vehicle: 2014 GHIG GT Premium/2014 Kia Sportage AWD
Was leaking out from the top of the Diff cover. I do a lot of miles on the HWY to work 36 miles each way, so as fluid expands under a lot of hwy conditions I assume it boiled (for lack of a better word) and leaked through the top.
All bolts were tight, gasket had no tears, blaming the diff cover on fitting.
Order a FRPP cover and will have shop use RTV. AM gave me the Return paperwork on the drake cover, also took some bucks off for having to replace the 2 quarts of RP fluid that will be wasted.
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