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Unread 12-17-2009, 03:45 AM   #31
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Good write-up Max. One thing I see mentioned in brief that I've found an easy way to overcome: having to fill to a high level due to deep driveline angle but with a centred fill hole.

If you have a centred fill hole but need to fill above that height due to a deep driveline angle:

When doing the fluid change, do everything as Max's write-up suggests. But before filling, put the Jeep up on jack stands at the end you're filling and raise the diff. to create a deeper fill area. Recover, rebolt as usual and then drop the Jeep. Test as normal.

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Unread 01-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #32
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How can you tell if you have Dana 30 or Dana 35???
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Unread 01-19-2010, 06:15 PM   #33
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How can you tell if you have Dana 30 or Dana 35???
The answer is "YES" for both.

Dana 30 = front axle

Dana 35 = rear axle

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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:23 PM   #34
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try putting thread sealant on that bolt?
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Unread 03-13-2010, 12:43 PM   #35
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i ordered the diff covers from solid and they came with free rtv. so im gonna try that and if i dont like it. i will order those seals from quadratec. wish me luck doing both today.
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Unread 03-18-2010, 01:13 PM   #36
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Thanks so much for putting this up! I'm such a newbie and this has been something I wanted to do for a while (I think I have a slow leak on my rear differential) but was alway too intimidated to try it but to cheap and prideful to get someone to do it for me.

I feel pretty silly seeing how simple it actually is! Thanks so much for the confidence!
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Unread 05-28-2010, 11:22 AM   #37
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no waiting for RTV to dry before refilling the diff housing
I have never waited for RTV to dry. never even give it 30seconds. I just fill it up. 2 jeeps and 5 years with no issues.
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Unread 08-23-2010, 02:26 PM   #38
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I just got the Lube Lockers. I am very excited about them. Is the 80W90 your prefered lube or is it what the axles call for? Thanks for all the time you put into this forum Max!

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Unread 08-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #39
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Unread 08-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #40
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Thanks so much for putting this up! I'm such a newbie and this has been something I wanted to do for a while (I think I have a slow leak on my rear differential) but was alway too intimidated to try it but to cheap and prideful to get someone to do it for me.

I feel pretty silly seeing how simple it actually is! Thanks so much for the confidence!
could also be your pinion seal. look at the seal that goes around the yoke when u inspect where its leaking from.
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Unread 12-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #41
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Has anyone seen a rubber plug used in a differential fill hole to replace the bolt? Everything went smooth with changing my front gear oil. I was going to do the back and found this rubber plug. I didn't want to tear it up getting it out and not have anything to replace it with. Just wondering if this is common, or should I expect to find some kind of problem, like the threads have been stripped or something?

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Unread 12-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #42
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Has anyone seen a rubber plug used in a differential fill hole to replace the bolt? Everything went smooth with changing my front gear oil. I was going to do the back and found this rubber plug. I didn't want to tear it up getting it out and not have anything to replace it with. Just wondering if this is common, or should I expect to find some kind of problem, like the threads have been stripped or something?

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Most likely here you are referring to your rear (Dana 35) axle. They have rubber plugs in the fill hole rather than a threaded bung like on the D30. It is pretty durable, you can pull it out, and then shove it back in.
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Yep rear Dana 35, sorry about the lack of info there. Thanks for the help!

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I was doing this maint in your write up, and took a bunch of pics to see a "before" pic, my question is if this wear is normal, or is my D35 about to do something bad?
It appears to have pitting on the spider gear on the left side, and the ring gear has some wear on it, again not sure if this is normal.
I put a yellow arrow on the possible pitting.
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