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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:22 pm 
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I've just discovered that the plug in the back of my diff has been butchered and is pretty much just wedged in there.

Can anyone tell me if just that rear housing of the diff can be replaced without too much hassle?

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:57 pm 
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If the thread is damaged or even stripped, then it can be re-tapped to suit a helicoil, and returned to original size.

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 6:21 pm 
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2 solutions,

replace the diff cover, drain oil, remove back plate undo hand brake cable and watts link. replace reseal renew oil.

Or

Acquire a XD/XE diff plug its a plastic plug, smear a bit of rtv on it and press it in.

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:17 pm 
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I'll be trying to go with option A there Krytox. Thanks for the detail :)

Option B seems a little dodgy but I gues it'd suit a quick fix if needed

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:19 pm 
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nearly all XD-XF's have a rubber plug.

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 7:22 pm 
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Scaffy wrote:
I'll be trying to go with option A there Krytox. Thanks for the detail :)

Option B seems a little dodgy but I gues it'd suit a quick fix if needed
Try a trip to repco, I believe there is a replacement with a slightly larger thread just for this occasion.

 

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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:06 pm 
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Nice, I'll definately have a go at getting hold of one of these. Thanks

 

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