Black Permatex is what I use at work on engine blocks, oil pans, and diffs. It’s good stuff.
Keep us posted @rblaphamOk this morning I got the jeep up on ramps and looked over the job. The front differential cover is jammed in there and connected to the mounts and it looks like a bigger job than I want to do. Especially since I have the lifetime Warrantee. So the plan now is to try some stop leak additive and see what happens. If it still leaks it's off to the stealer. It is only about 1 drip a day!
When I bought all the materials for the job at NAPA I got some interesting products.
A pouch with the 75-140 oil for easier "just squeeze" to get it in the diff.
A new (I guess) Permatex made for differentials RTV.
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I'm curious to know if it works or not, in this particular situation.Back on the ramps today. Drained about half of the front differential oil. Put in stop leak and topped off with 75-140 and friction modifer. Time will tell if I stopped the dripping.
Used this product, I have been using Bars Leak products since i was a teenager in 1950's. It was recommended by a very good mechanic I knew back in the day.
Clear oil...? Whats it taste/smell like?It's been over a month now - still dripping. Is there anything else above the front differential that can leak a clear oil? Another possibility - could the vent hose for the front differential be broken off and causing the oil dripping? I may need to really stick my head into this problem.