Witches hat leak

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Witches hat leak

Post by mdevino » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:15 pm

I haven't dug into this at all yet, but based on the size of the puddle I'm thinking I lost most of the contents of fluid in my front diff on my 710. I'm guessing it's the witches hat seal, based on the oil coming from around the front cardan shaft housing flange.

Any advice on the best approach to getting to this seal? I'm thinking pull rear diff and center tube, while supporting the transmission. Doesn't sound fun, but probably a bit easier than pulling the front diff.



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Re: Witches hat leak

Post by rmel » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:48 pm

Nope, you gotta pull the front diff out. You really can't disassemble from the back end
all the way to the front diff witches hat. That would be a nightmare and a disaster.

If your located in SoCal or TX might want to see if Goatwerks or FatFab can do a front
diff job for you. It would also be a good excuse to upgrade to EX-II. And yes the front
diff job is a huge PITA.
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