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    I put AEV diff covers on using the included bolts and LubeLocker brand gaskets. The bolts loosen to the point of dripping diff oil every 200 miles. I have tightened them four times now and half of them will be only finger tight. I keep increasing the torque and am now nearing 40 lb/ft.

    Any ideas?

  • #2
    use blue Loctite. clean the holes and the threads so there is no oil on or in the threads. I would be careful going too high on torq. I now people love lube lockers but I would use rvt and you wont leak.

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    • #3
      Thanks Jeff, I've never used Loctite on diff cover bolts or worried about cleaning oil off the threads but don't mind going that route. I'm just curious why I would need to go to these lengths if anyone has any ideas.

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      • #4
        Silverton,

        I had the same issue over the Moab trip (as you know).

        I loctite-d them, and so far I've been good... however, there is something up for use with the AEV covers and the lube lockers...

        they certainly do take a beating though!
        2014 JKUR - AEV 3.5" - 37" KO2
        2015 Ram Power Wagon - 37" KO2

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        • #5
          I had the same issue with My AEV rear diff cover with lube locker gasket. I upped the torque to 27 ft/lbs and have been ok, but I might go the blue locktite route next fluid change. If that doesn't work I'll pull the gaskets and go RTV

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          • #6
            AEV Diff Cover

            Originally posted by Silverton34 View Post
            I put AEV diff covers on using the included bolts and LubeLocker brand gaskets. The bolts loosen to the point of dripping diff oil every 200 miles. I have tightened them four times now and half of them will be only finger tight. I keep increasing the torque and am now nearing 40 lb/ft.



            Any ideas?


            I went with rtv to start with front and rear and have never had a problem. I change diff oil often as I wheel in the water a lot.


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            • #7
              I'm still fighting these loose bolts. Was good for a thousand miles with red locktite but now leaking like crazy. Bolts back out nearly a full turn in two hours on the trail. Will better bolts help?

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              • #8
                I would ditch the lubelockers and just use rvt.

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                • #9
                  I have the same issue with just my rear and to top two driver side bolts. But it takes a few thousand miles for them to back out. I marked the bolt and cover so I can visually see in a quick glance if they are moving. I thought about ditching the lube locker but then I have to pull these off again. I think I'll just keep an eye on the marks for movement.

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                  • #10
                    Anyone know the exact size of the grub/set screws for the fill ports? My rear ones are getting slightly stripped...I think road salt is making them a little soft.

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