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4 The cover (with gasket maker already applied) can be bolted right up to the axle, making sure to get all the bolts snug, but not super tight. The sealer will start to set and it’s usually OK to add gear lube right away, but it’s a bit safer to let the sealer cure overnight. After complete cure, a quick recheck or snug of the bolts is a good idea. With the areas clean, flat and sealed, you should now have a leak-free axle on you rig.