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siguaw

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1994 2 door. Why can I not find any listing for the front differential gasket? My lockers are here and I want to install. I don't want to use any type of permatex or silicone. Anyone have a clue?

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They never came with a gasket, the factory used red/copper silicone sealant.

Permatex now makes a sealant specifically for gear oil applications:

M-Permatex-Gear-Oil-RTV-1.jpg


Other than that, you can try and track down a Dana 35 gasket which should fit, or just make your own from gasket material, but generally, sealant works better, especially for this application. The front diff moves and flexes as does it's "cover", the TTB, unlike a regular diff cover that is just on there, so something a little more flexible than a gasket is usually better. You can also usually do a few diffs with one tube of sealant, so doing the front and back will cost you just a tube of sealant rather than a front and rear gasket.
 






4x4junkie

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Yep.

RTV sealant > gasket
 






mintford

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I used a tube of Nissan RTV on mine. I worked at the Nissan dealer at the time, and Nissans are a waste of RTV :p
 






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