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How often to change rear diff fluid and spark plugs?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 05RedTaco, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    05RedTaco

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    How often should I change rear diff fluid and spark plugs? I am assuming 30k miles on the rear diff fluid, is that correct? Spark plugs I haven't found any info on.

    I want to keep up on this, since I run my truck hard, I tow my 5x8 enclosed trailed weighing roughly 2500lbs loaded 90% of the time I drive my truck.
     
  2. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    15k for fluids & 30k for plugs. You'll get mixed opinions though
     
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    I went 120k on my plugs
     
  5. Sep 21, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    On my 2007 I done both at 40 k, the diff fluid was jet black coming out. I would do now at 15k on my 2011. The plugs I changed at 40k and they really wern't too bad, I will do these at 30K this time.
     
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    Changing the plugs at 30k is a waste of money.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Any input from those who tow a lot?
     
  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    I do both at 30K intervals.
     
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    Plugs are always 30k. Any longer and the gaps will be crap (I know).

    I waited about 40k my last rear change and the oil looked like shit and the drain plug was complete glazed over with 1/4" of metal shavings.

    Now I know better so I would NOT run the rear more then 15k. It's so easy and cheap to do there is no reason to wait any longer. It takes 5 minutes to do....
     
  10. Sep 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    What oil do you use?
     
  11. Sep 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Yeah yeah well what I should have said is I'm lazy and it's not happening till next oil change. Anyway oil suggestion for sport with the lsd?
     

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