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Ruffstuff Diff Cover D44
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Just looking for tips on attaching this thing.  I installed the front and had a bit of trouble aligning the bolts, and am waiting for the rear for a D44 now.

Used the Right Stuff, which always works well for me.
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How did this turn out for you Jeffrey?
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(04-02-2019, 05:05 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote: How did this turn out for you Jeffrey?

Good, but one bolt was a tough fit?  I suspect it was too much Right Stuff gasket that seeped into threads.  Went together, but a little nervous.  Could have been old gasket material in threads as well.  Any suggestions in how to clean out threads on diff housing?
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(04-02-2019, 06:33 AM)Jeffreyparkone Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 05:05 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote: How did this turn out for you Jeffrey?

Good, but one bolt was a tough fit?  I suspect it was too much Right Stuff gasket that seeped into threads.  Went together, but a little nervous.  Could have been old gasket material in threads as well.  Any suggestions in how to clean out threads on diff housing?

Get the appropriate size tap and just run it through a couple times with some penetrating oil and cleanup the threads.  Then spray it out with brake clean.
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(04-02-2019, 07:52 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 06:33 AM)Jeffreyparkone Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 05:05 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote: How did this turn out for you Jeffrey?

Good, but one bolt was a tough fit?  I suspect it was too much Right Stuff gasket that seeped into threads.  Went together, but a little nervous.  Could have been old gasket material in threads as well.  Any suggestions in how to clean out threads on diff housing?

Get the appropriate size tap and just run it through a couple times with some penetrating oil and cleanup the threads.  Then spray it out with brake clean.

I think the issue is the tolerance is tight and the cover is heavy, so it has to be aligned perfectly to get the last bolt in cuz it's not forgiving.

I put the rear on knowing the issue.  I pretested each bolt to be sure the threads were clear.  Then put the bolts in loosely while pressing the cover with my opposite hand.  The last bolt did not want to go in easy, so I had to move the diff cover around a bit to get the alignment right, and finally got it.
Once that was done it all went together fine.

Had to be careful to limit the movement of the cover so as not to damage the seal of the gasket material.
All good now.

Thanks!

Jeff
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(04-08-2019, 02:31 PM)Jeffreyparkone Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 07:52 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 06:33 AM)Jeffreyparkone Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 05:05 AM)Allen\s Offroad Wrote: How did this turn out for you Jeffrey?

Good, but one bolt was a tough fit?  I suspect it was too much Right Stuff gasket that seeped into threads.  Went together, but a little nervous.  Could have been old gasket material in threads as well.  Any suggestions in how to clean out threads on diff housing?

Get the appropriate size tap and just run it through a couple times with some penetrating oil and cleanup the threads.  Then spray it out with brake clean.

I think the issue is the tolerance is tight and the cover is heavy, so it has to be aligned perfectly to get the last bolt in cuz it's not forgiving.

I put the rear on knowing the issue.  I pretested each bolt to be sure the threads were clear.  Then put the bolts in loosely while pressing the cover with my opposite hand.  The last bolt did not want to go in easy, so I had to move the diff cover around a bit to get the alignment right, and finally got it.
Once that was done it all went together fine.

Had to be careful to limit the movement of the cover so as not to damage the seal of the gasket material.
All good now.

Thanks!

Jeff
 Awesome!  Glad to hear you found the trick.  Images?

Thanks for playing.

Allen
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