Rear Diff Cover Bolts
Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:28 PM
Have looked through the Haynes manual and can not find the size for the torx bolts holding on the rear diff cover. Got a leak that needs stopping but no idea on size. I have tried every torx bit I have an none are right!
Also what are the torque setting for tightening them up.
Can anyone help
Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:14 PM
You may find that they are a right pig to undo even after finding correct torx bit as the ally & steel have "grown" together. We ended up drilling out the butchered remains & replacing with s/steel hex head sets.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:30 PM
The drain plug came off easy enough with just the right socket
Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:33 PM
Sorry, can't remember size required; it was 7 years ago.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:54 PM
T50. Give each one a good belt with a hammer to crack the galvanic corrosion.
Thought for the week.
Forget healthfoods. I need all the preservatives I can get.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:30 PM
No gasket that I can see? Is this right or is the reason it leaks? If no gasket can I use some wynn rtv gasket maker?
Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:30 PM
No gasket, no. Two surfaces should (should, he says!) be clinically clean and flat before re-assembly. Carefully clean with a knife blade, being careful not to score the metal, then some fine grit sandpaper to clean it up. Brake cleaner, wipe it clean, then re-assemble. If you go for any sealer I would be very conservative with it's application, and try and keep it out of the inside of the casing.
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