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Old 06-19-2006, 05:15 PM
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I am a novice when it comes to working on my Mustang. I have a leaky differential and I'm going to replace the gasket. Anything I should pay special attention to?
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:26 PM
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Nope pretty easy. Just clean both surfaces really good. Be careful when you pry of the cover you don't want to put a gouge on the surface. I always put silicone sealer on both sides of the gasket to help make sure I get no leaks. Also a good time to clean up the cover and paint it with black high temp paint (keeps it looking nice)
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:46 PM
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Does the fluid require a special limited slip additive? I'm pretty sure it does, might want to check.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:33 AM
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Put in Royal Purple and you don't have to put the friction modifer in.
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Old 06-20-2006, 04:07 AM
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^^ yep or if you use "regular" gear oil you need to add 4oz of friction modifier.
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:51 AM
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actually you dont use a gasket, just silicone ive been using just that for 6 years and everyone i know does it and ive never had a leak
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