Rear axle assembly: To gasket or not?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield, KS on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 07:58 am:

I know the pinion bearing gasket is just a spacer, but how about bolting together the left and right axle housings? What are the pros and cons of using a gasket there?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 08:23 am:

A gasket opens up the clearances in the area of the thrust washers. If you need that, a gasket would work. Otherwise, Permatex.


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