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Re: Torx bolts of diff cover? can I change them out?
first, clean off your diff so you can see what you are doing. a self-serve car wash works well. most of the bolt holes were drilled through the casting, meaning you can spray the back side of the bolt with penetrant. do this daily for about a week with a good penetrant (i use PB Blaster). when you are ready to remove the bolts, get a torch and heat up the head of each bolt. a propane torch will work fine, you'll just need to heat it longer. wait until its good and hot, but doesn't need to be red. now, while its hot, try and back it out. i think the bolt size is 5/16" x 3/4", coarse thread. i'd get hex head grade 8 and put antisieze on them before installing. hope this helps! matt