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Old 02-19-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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how much oil in the diff?

Im going to change out my rear diff fluid tomorrow..Ive tried searching, and looking in my haynes but it dosent tell me how much oil to use!.

It cant be more then 3-4 qts. Anyone know?

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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I belive its 3 quarts. Just keep putting it in until it runs out, and you should be good.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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You have a 96 right, I have a 99. I bought three quarts, and like Chris said, and the "BOOK" both said, drain, reinstall the drain plug, fill the upper fill plug until it comes out the hole,(upper fill hole) re install the plug voila sham wow you're done. If you don't have the metric socket to drain the diff, a standard 15/32 socket will work also.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:04 PM   #5
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Just a little tip..... *allways take out the top plug first, then the bottom plug. This way, if you drain all the oil out & can't get that top plug off, you won't be in a pickle.... This goes for the front diff & transfer case too.....good luck....
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Funny you should ask...I just did mine this past weekend. Bought three quarts, it took 2.7

The diff drain plug isn't centered on the bottom of the pumpkin, so after it quit draining on its own I jacked up the drivers side and quite a bit more came out.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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good to know

What weight did ya use? 75w90?
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #8
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I used 80-90 synthetic. costs a buttload but piece of mind.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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what did you use? mobil 1?
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:41 PM   #10
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not M1, Lucas. Now that I look at the empty bottles I guess it's not syn. Oops.

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Old 02-19-2009, 04:00 PM   #11
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holy damn..9 bucks a quart!
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #12
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holy damn..9 bucks a quart!
synthetic is a little more than that!


im using mobil1 in all my diffs/transfer case.........75w90, and it took 3 quarts for the rear diff.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:08 PM   #13
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sounds good..I think ill go out and get some tonight
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:59 PM   #14
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i went and got some 80w90 valvoline tonight along with a fuel filter. Guess tomorrow is maintance day while i wait for someone to come pick my table saw up
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i went and got some 80w90 valvoline tonight along with a fuel filter. Guess tomorrow is maintance day while i wait for someone to come pick my table saw up
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #16
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yep..If i can remember that early in the Am(hes planning on being here at 10-130am) ill do a write up.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #17
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well i woke up feeling like crap, so i didnt take pictures. I did however change the fluid and fuel filter. what a pain in the ASS that filter is..I doubt it was ever changed..lol
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