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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not there yet...since i have far better things to spend money on right now...

Just curious if anyone knows of any heavy duty differential covers that have a built in drain plug. would be nice and convenient to just have to pull a plug instead of pulling the cover.....i might even change my dif fluids more than once every 5 years!

the only one i've found thus far was an ARB cover.....other than that i'd probally have to weld one one the stock cover..

any other options? dont need anything fancy...just functional

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I drilled and tapped a hole for a 1/4" pipe plug in the bottom of the case.

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There are several out there. I think rough stuff specialties and a few others sell them. Ebay has them. They are easy to build,,, you are an engineer...

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Greg....I hear what you are saying....but...if the fluid needs to be changed then I don't think I would want to depend on a drain plug....

The most common problem is water...and if you get water in there, even with the drain plug as close to the bottom you can get it, there would still be a small amount of old oil and water left which would not be a good thing.

Pull the cover....gaskets are cheap....

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Or pull the cover if you find water when you drain the oil out the plug.

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I drilled and tapped a hole for a 1/4" pipe plug in the bottom of the case.

Ditto

I dont always drain it either. I let it sit over night or more without moving it. Pull the plug if it is clean i put the plug back in. If its dirty it gone.

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