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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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8.8 swap...now axel tube is HOT

just finished 8.8 swap. put a 4.5 bds sua lift with aussie locker in it. driving home, i could smell hot gear oil. when i got home the tube and cover were very HOT to the touch. hopefully its the angle and i didn't fill it up enough, but im betting i have a warped tube. any help?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-17-2012, 10:53 PM
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Pull the cover & inspect it.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 09:14 AM
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They can get pretty HOT I know mine is really hot to touch after a while of driving, but you shouldn't be smelling burnt gear oil. Did you change gears?? There is a break in period for new gears. If not how much gear oil did you put in?? I think I put in like 4 quarts. As dillard said pop cover and inspect. Right after I installed my 8.8 I was paranoid and thought the same as you and it turned out to be nothing. Now I have over 5,000 miles on mine and one trip to Moab.

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post #4 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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i took the cover off and found some metal shavings on the drain plug. was not a lot though. put fresh fluid in it. used 3.0 qts. used 75-140w. is this correct. its what i found on the web. rode it for about 10-15 miles. diff cover was pretty hot, tube was not as hot this time. should i add a little more oil? the diff is tilted for pinion angle and the cover is an aftermarket one, which is bigger than the stock.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 05:13 PM
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You can always add a line to the ABS sensor hole into the tub and fill of that way if its tilted way high.
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post #6 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 05:25 PM
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Did yours come with a Limited slip, if so you have to run a friction modifier. The LS has clutches not just spider gears, you don't want to burn them up.
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no limited slip
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 05:57 PM
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Don't when you angle your pinion you have to also 'raise' the oil fill plug, but welding the fill hole and creating a new fill bung? I have seen this before on other rigs but never experienced it. When I did break in my gears. I was told to not drive more than 20 miles at a time or let it rest 30 minutes in between for the first 500 miles of the break in.
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-18-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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i did not do new gears...just a locker
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