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New guy, don't know anything about differential

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by nathanscot, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    nathanscot

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    I don't do much off roading or mudding, but when I come home from Afghanistan I would like to go mudding with my sisters boyfriend and I have questions. I was looking into certain mods for the differential but at the same time I don't know why I would be doing it. What problems can mudding cause? I've been told I have to check fluids or change them. I just don't know how often I should check or how often it would be good to change. Any information at all, if someone wouldn't mind taking the time to teach me what I need to know about what precautions I need to take and just teach me overall about what I should do if I do ever get into mudding/offroading more frequently.

    PLEASE EDUCATE ME!:)
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    Derpy Derek

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    Change the fluid on a regular bases. Inspect the fluid to see if water did get in. If mud got in you will need to flush it to get it all out and double check the breather setup.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:24 AM
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    Regular basis? How often would that be? Every couple months like with the oil change?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:32 AM
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    Derpy Derek, thanks a lot. That video was awesome. Now my question is, why do differential's need oil? Is it just to lubricate the metal parts? And why does there need to be air in there?
     
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