Cub Cadet FAQ's
Rear End Cover Plate Tightness
Info By Richard Christensen
I tried the 1/8 inch Neopreme on the rear gasket and wasn't real happy with it but the 1/16th inch worked good for me too.
I only torque it to 50 inch pounds. The nice thing is you can watch it and if it leaks just tighten it a little more,
that doesn't work good with regular gaskets.
This ONLY applies if your using a Neopreme Gasket.