PML Ford Sterling 10¼" or 10½" Ring Gear 12 Bolt, Curved Fins  Differential Cover
PML Ford Sterling 10¼" or 10½" Ring Gear 12 Bolt, Curved Fins  Differential Cover
PML Ford Sterling 10¼" or 10½" Ring Gear 12 Bolt, Curved Fins  Differential Cover

PML Ford Sterling 10¼" or 10½" Ring Gear 12 Bolt, Curved Fins Differential Cover

10816-01

Regular price $220.00 Save $-220.00

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Volume: 0.8 quarts over stock, approximately

Dimensions: Click here for dimensions.

This PML cover for the big Ford trucks and SUVs has a patterned fin for a custom look. PML offers a front cover in a matching design. It adds capacity to help lower the differential fluid temperature. Thick walls and gasket flanges add strength to the differential housing and provide a uniform clamping force on the gasket surface for a secure seal.

This rear differential cover fits the 10¼ inch or 10½ inch Sterling rear end found on:

  • Ford F-250, 1989 and newer
  • Ford F-350 single rear wheel, 1989 and newer (if you have a Dually, see our Dana 80 cover)
  • Ford Excursion

PML makes three different rear end covers for the Ford Sterling 10¼ and 10½ inch ring gear, 12 bolt differentials. They have the same prices but different fin patterns, shapes, sizes and features.

PML makes a front end cover to match this cover. It is PML part number 10737, the Dana 50/60 front differential cover (for Excursion, F-250 1999 and newer, F-350 SRW 1998 and newer). For older trucks, please see our straight fin design covers for the front and rear.

This PML cover has holes for drain and fill. A boss on side optionally can be machined for a temperature sensor for an additional cost. Call to order machining and let us know your sensor thread size.

The level check hole for this differential is provided by Ford and is located on the driveshaft side of the differential housing.

See a comparison of all PML Ford Sterling rear covers.

PML Differential Cover Compared to Stock

PML Differential Cover Part Number 10816 height compared to stock
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PML Differential Cover Part Number 10816, compared to stock
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Installations

PML F-350 diff cover installed

Picture of patterned fin differential cover (part number 9513) on the Kelderman Screamin' Diesel project truck, a 2004 Harley–Davidson Super Duty F–350 pickup.

PML F-250 differential cover with RTV

Click here for an article by The Diesel Garage showing the installation of patterned fin front and rear covers (part numbers 10816 and 10737) on an F–250. Image shows RTV on the gasket surface.

PML F-250 differential cover with RTV

Richard's F–250 has a custom paint job on the body and he wanted a custom differential cover to match. Richard selected part number 10816 and matching front cover 10737 and did a custom powder coat in shiny red.

To give your pickup a custom look, buy an as-cast differential cover. We irridite our covers so on arrival they are clean and ready to install or to let you be creative as Richard did with his.

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PML Differential Cover Features:

  • Increased oil capacity for cooler temperatures
  • Sand-cast aluminum with raised fins
  • 3/16-inch thick wall construction to add strength to differential housing
  • 3/8-inch thick gasket flange will not bend when bolts are tightened
  • Machined gasket surface for a secure seal using RTV or factory reusable gasket
  • Oil changes without removing the cover
  • All hardware provided, including magnetic drain plug

Learn more about finishes and construction of PML parts.