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    RXP Ride plate change

    anybody change a rideplate yet?? Mine is corroded to hell and I want to be safe then sorry. Ordered one yesterday(280.00) and was wondering if its a big deal to do myself.. Do I need any special tools?? What silicone do I get to replace the old stuff??


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    Need some info please

    Has someone done this before??

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    i heard its a pain in the ass since the coolant runs through the rideplate. i never did it and dont think many have......permatex right stuff silicone will work just fine though

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    corroded huh? interesting.....anyhow, it'll be messy. I also haven't taken mine off. I figure the best way to get someone to help out is to say something wrong, then, we'll get corrections and debates...

    so here goes:

    If I were to do it, I'd start with draining the coolant. The little plug on the back of the rideplate. You'll never get it all to drain out the plug, so be ready with the newspaper. Disconnect all hoses (probably more coolant will spill in the hull). Unbolt and pull like crazy, cause I'm sure the silicone will be holding it on there good. Actually, before you go tugging, double check to make sure there's nothing else connected to the rideplate. Install new plate using Permatex- The Right Stuff, fill with coolant, run on hose till warmed up (no more than 3-5minutes) and the thermostat opens and top off coolant, allow for driveline seals to cool down (10-15 minutes) and repeat till coolant level stabilizes.

    ONCE AGAIN.....never done it, but off the top of my head it's how I'd start.

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    I've never done it either, but those that have take the pump out and use a hydraulic jack with a 2X4 under and over the jack in the pump area. Then keep jacking it until it beaks loose. I think there is a post with a picture on the forum somewhere. I think it was Shibby that posted it. Good luck.

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    Here you go:
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    thanks everyone. Will start on it Thursday..

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    thats its true you have to use a highjack to removed

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