September is a great month to get the last minute touches and inspections on your 4 wheeler and trucks for your fall mudding adventures. If you have been mudding all summer, now is a good time for inspections, checking for leaks, and changing out the gasket if needed. If you still haven’t replaced the car dealer’s factory-made gaskets, here’s why LubeLocker is the right way to go:
1. Easy to use gaskets.
2. No mess on installation.
3. No scraping on the next inspection.
4. No leaks.
5. Easy instructions to follow.
Planning now for your inspections and replacements can get you prepared for the mudding and save you costly repairs down the road. Especially when using a LubeLocker gasket, this adds up to miles of fun in the mud!
Fall motorsport is here, equip your Lubelocker Gaskets and get ready! The Wild West Motorsports Park is a friend to the motorsport community where the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is held this August 25th-26th. Nevada will also have the first annual 2015 Silver State Rock Crawling Championship that will take place on the terrain overlooking the race track at the Wild West Motorsports Park on September 26-27th and will feature pro and entry level teams.
Celebrate the 4th of July in the Reno/Tahoe area with any of these events!
4th of July at Artown
Free Evening Concert and Fireworks
July 4, 2015
7:30 PM - After Dark
Star Spangled Sparks
July 4, 2015
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Genoa Americana Celebration
Mormon Station State Historic Park
July 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fourth of July on the Comstock
July 4, 2015
Noon - After Dark
Red White and Tahoe Blue
Incline Village/Crystal Bay (North Lake Tahoe)
July 4, 2015
Events going on all day
A leak or lack of fluid because of a bad gasket can cause you damage quickly if not treated or even noticed. Ensure this never happens with a gasket from LubeLocker. LubeLocker's gaskets are produced using elastomer beading and are engineered for one purpose, to be the best. There is literally no need for an RTV sealant when using LubeLocker's gaskets. Their gaskets stay sealed even when a differential cover slips and through a wide range of temperatures.
LubeLocker's gasket have been mentioned by 4 Wheel and Off-Road Magazine and featured in motorsports across the board; rock climbing, drag racing, circle tracks, and desert racing alike.
Question 1: Why should I pay extra money for a LubeLocker gasket?
Answer: If you like beating your differential cover with a hammer to change the oil, spending a half hour trying to getting all the old RTV off the housing and the cover, picking all the little flakes off the ring gear, making a mess trying to position the cover on the RTV, cleaning the fingerprints and excess RTV off the axle after you tighten the bolts, and then waiting for the RTV to setup before you add the gear oil...well, then you really should just pick up that tube of RTV.
Question 2: Paper gaskets are much cheaper--why not just use one of them?
Answer: Wicking. Paper gaskets are more of a controlled leak than a seal. By slowly soaking in the oil they expand and fill all the voids in the mating surfaces. To do this the oil has to soak through the paper. The problem is the oil doesn't know when to stop. When it reaches the outside edge it tastes freedom and goes everywhere...and it really likes driveways.
Question 3: I followed the torque direction on your label and I broke a bolt off in my housing, why do you have such a high torque spec.
Answer: The torque specifications on the packaging is based on the information in the factory service manuals. Since many vehicles that end up using our gaskets are using the factory hardware it seems appropriate to follow those specs. Factory bolts often use a serrated head that "digs" into the cover a bit, so extra torque is needed to overcome that. If we used a lower spec that was friendly to Grade 2 hardware there would be a lot of emails about leaking differentials
There are an infinite number of aftermarket combinations that we simply cannot plan for. When in doubt, start first with the maximum torque for the fastener you are using. If you have leaks, try upgrading your faster and try a higher torque value.
Question 4: Are there any differential covers that this gasket will not work with?
Answer: Yes. If the cover you are using has a raised area between the bolts, the elastomer beading will not be able to make contact and achieve a complete seal.
Question 5: Is this gasket reusable?
Answer: Probably a few times. We will not endorse reuse. We will tell you that people have done it and it has worked. We will not tell you how many times. It depends greatly on the application, interval between disassembly, and "environmental factors."
Question 6: My gasket is leaking what should I do?
Answer: In the event you have a leaking gasket first re-torque the bolts in a criss-cross pattern, from one side of the cover to the other. Many times this will fix the leak. If that does not help inspect the sealing surfaces very closely. Flatness is very important to the success of the seal. Machining marks should not be a problem. Lastly check the gasket itself for any imperfections. Flattened beading should not be a problem as long as it goes back on the same way it came off.