Diff cover

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MDJAK

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I know diff covers have been discussed over the years but didn’t find it on Gen3.

A. Will this fit the Gen3?

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B. Is it just for “looks”?

C. What are the 2 orange rimmed holes I see in it?

D. Is it a dirty job? When you remove the old cover does fluid pour out?

E. Can an armchair mechanic do it or better left to someone who knows what the F they are doing?

Am I recalling wrong or is there a video which shows that more volume of diff fluid is undesirable?

I humbly await your always thoughtful replies. :angry94:
 

Jakenbake

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I know diff covers have been discussed over the years but didn’t find it on Gen3.

A. Will this fit the Gen3?

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B. Is it just for “looks”?

C. What are the 2 orange rimmed holes I see in it?

D. Is it a dirty job? When you remove the old cover does fluid pour out?

E. Can an armchair mechanic do it or better left to someone who knows what the F they are doing?

Am I recalling wrong or is there a video which shows that more volume of diff fluid is undesirable?

I humbly await your always thoughtful replies. :angry94:
A I’m not sure, I would guess that it would, but don’t take my word

B no, not just for looks, facilitates future fluid changes

C based on most research, they are full ports based on pinion angle. I use the bottom one.

D not really dirt, if you take your time that is, plenty of YouTube videos showing how to crack the cover open and drain in a controlled manner.

E pretty easy to do.

F…. I just fill to the bottom fill port, it will run out and prevent overfilling. When you take the cover off, you will be able to see that the bottom of hole seems to align with the bottom of axle tube, making it a good fill height.
 

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A I’m not sure, I would guess that it would, but don’t take my word

B no, not just for looks, facilitates future fluid changes

C based on most research, they are full ports based on pinion angle. I use the bottom one.

D not really dirt, if you take your time that is, plenty of YouTube videos showing how to crack the cover open and drain in a controlled manner.

E pretty easy to do.

F…. I just fill to the bottom fill port, it will run out and prevent overfilling. When you take the cover off, you will be able to see that the bottom of hole seems to align with the bottom of axle tube, making it a good fill height.
Spot on
 

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A probably

B Yes it looks great but it is functional as mentioned

C thread sealant on the plugs

D pretty clean job if you have a large oil pan to catch the old oil

E Easier than the engine oil change - take your time and do it right

don't overtighten the bolts I think they're 14ftlbs

I used a LubeLocker gasket but the supplied gasket works
 

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Good mod if you’re planning on changing all the fluids regularly. Whether you want to tackle it or not is up to you. I’m no mechanic by any stretch, but changed it out within an hour. I second the lube locker gasket suggestion. It’s a much better gasket and no oil seeping on my diff.
 

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A YES
B The ribs on the cover reinforces and is stronger than the stamped steel O.E.
C It's to add diff cooler for racing applications
D Define dirty, about 2 quarts come out
E Do it the driveway with an oil pan, no lift needed, follow the Youtube vids

Personally I use this one
 

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Is the 2023 diff cover different than the 2021-2022?

No site seems to show this part (FRPM-4033-F975) working on my 2023, but if I enter a 2022 it says it fits. Has the system just not caught up to the 23 yet, or is there a difference?
 
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