Is there no gasket needed for those?? When I use sealant plus a gasket, I always just use a nice thin bead of it and don't have problems!
Someone else here can probably offer the correct bolt torque numbers but.....no worries about the Nissan gasket stuff. When I changed mine, I too used Nissans orange seal goop. I just made sure the diff was fully drained and the sealing surface was completely clean. I then applied about 1/8 inch thick (maybe a little more) coat of sealant on the entire width of the diff. A small amout getting into the diff is fine, Nissan told me it just desolves in the diff. I just tightened until tight and have had no problems. Takes no time to do.SirKeats said:I have my new finned rear-diff seal that I want to put on. I was going to have a mechanic do it, but won't have time before my next trip to get it in so just want to do it myself. I'm a little concerned about getting a good seal... and with using the tube-seal stuff in general.
I bought the tube of nissan seal stuff when I picked up the cover.
Any tips on the best way to apply the stuff in order to get a good seal without getting any goop into the actual diff casing?
What are the specs for the torque on the bolts? I'm assuming a star pattern would be best as well... is that incorrect?
Thanks for the info!