I did some looking around. I could not find a source for a tranny
reusable gasket or a front diff gasket (selectrak?).
I did, however, find a gasket for the Corp 8.25" rear diff from Lube
Locker. (www.lubelocker.com). Of course, I already changed the rear
diff. So, it doesn't do me any good, this time.
A day late and a dollar short. Story of Craig.
Get some gasket material that is made for the rear end fluid. Take the
cover, clean it up, put the cover, holes down on the material. Trace the
outer edge of the cover and the bolt holes. Pick up the cover, determine the
width of the mateing surface, center a compass and draw the inner edge. Now
cut it out, some use an exacto, I've used a ball peen hammer. Once you get
one that fits correctly make a few for the next time. It's not all that
That is really what my question pertains to. Is the material a cork
type of material? I had read that they are prone to leaking, especially
when used for tranny gaskets, which is also part of my thought process.
If the material you are referring to is a paper type, where would I find
such a material?
You're talking to a scientist, not a mechanic. :-)
True - though that has nothing to do with the fact that it's a multi-speed
transmission (heck, aren't ALL transmissions multi-speed? :) What he was
probably trying to say was that it had two 2nd gear ratios - one used for
the 1-2 upshift, and the other used for the 3-2 downshift.... but again,
nothing to do with the fact that there's two filters.
The flat filter sits on the end of the suction line of the pump. It's
screen sits in the pan, and sucks fluid in. The spin-on filter filters out
the fluid as it's returning to the pan from the cooler. They probably did
this so they could use a wider, more free-flowing "filter" in the pickup,
and a finer filter on the return. It's usually easier to push fluid through
a filter medium than to pull it. Plus, this way, you keep all the metal
slag (normal wear of clutch steels) out of the pan, and keep people from
freaking out that their transmission is eating itself.
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