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Rear Diff Oil and Red Fluid on driveshaft

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by NorCalTRD, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    NorCalTRD

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  2. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Pretty quiet in here huh?
     
  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    I have that same drop
     
  4. Mar 26, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    Read the bottle on the oil jug to make sure it's got the friction modifier required for a limited slip differential and not just compatable with a limited slip differential. A lot of gear oils say limited slip compatable but that means you still need to add the friction modifier to make the LSD function properly.

    As far as the fluid, I think I'd be looking at changing that seal if I were you.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    RED fluid is your automatic transmission so you need to change seal and make sure transmission fluid level is correct.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    Thanks everyone, I went ahead and changed the diff out with some new fluid and additive. I replaced the leaky seal and will be compiling a DIY on it for TW. :)
     
  7. Mar 26, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    Was it hard ? I havent bothered because its so minimal
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    Easy as pie, and it may seem like an insignificant leak but mine was at least 1/2-3/4 quart low when I topped up after fixing it.

    Id say do it, and if you need some pointers check my DIY write up.
    Should take 20 mins and about $20 for the seal and a quart of Toyota WS ATF fluid.

    Ive been checking my housing everyday since doing it and no more leak! :)
     
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