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Unread 03-17-2011, 09:35 PM   #46
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Spider gear pitting is fairly common. ALL Dana 35's are about to do something bad, in most cases.

But it's not really an indicator of imminent destruction.

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Unread 03-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #47
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Spider gear pitting is fairly common. ALL Dana 35's are about to do something bad, in most cases.



But it's not really an indicator of imminent destruction.


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Thanks! Hopefully it still has some life in it. Not in the mood to change out the spiders right now.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #48
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Don't bother IMO. When it does blow just go with an 8.8 axle.

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Unread 03-19-2011, 08:46 AM   #49
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Great write up. I have never done more than oil changes and disks brakes. For some reason I thought servicing the axels would be much more difficult. One more thing to put on the to do list......think I am going to need a couple days off before the weather gets nice to get the Jeep ready for summer!
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Unread 03-21-2011, 02:13 AM   #50
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question, do i need to clean anything when i pull the cover off? I noticed max's cover was sparkling clean while showing off the new gaskets. If yes, just a clean rag, or is there something more?
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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:54 AM   #51
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Great write up for a novice like myself!

I have the dana 30/35 as well, but BOTH with ARB lockers. Do I need a special diff oil? I read on the TJ forum people putting full synthetic.

What do you guys recommend for my set up?

What is the purpose of the plug/hole if you got to pull the entire diff plate off. Just for topping off if some gets burned/leaked out?
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Unread 05-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #52
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Great write up for a novice like myself!

I have the dana 30/35 as well, but BOTH with ARB lockers. Do I need a special diff oil? I read on the TJ forum people putting full synthetic.

What do you guys recommend for my set up?

What is the purpose of the plug/hole if you got to pull the entire diff plate off. Just for topping off if some gets burned/leaked out?
as expensive as arbs are, i would not run anything other than synthetic gear oil.

the hole is there to fill the diff with fluid, not to drain. you drain it by removing the cover.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #53
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This seems like a reasonable place to ask, as this thread seems to be the closest match for my question which I could not find an answer.

I have the factory LSD in my stock 35. On my last gear oil change, I purchased a bottle of the factory LSD additive from our local Chrysler dealership, and had the oil change place use it. From the several oil change places I have used for diff's, the question about the LSD additive ranges from "we have this flavor" to "none is needed". They did honor my request to add it, but I could tell that they probably would have given me the none needed reply had I asked.

So, a couple of questions. First, I would assume the/a additive is needed? Second, as our Chrysler dealership has bit the economic dust, is there something that I can find at a local Autozone/Napa/O'Reilly's that will work?
We do still have a Ford dealership, perhaps the 8.8 additive will suffice?

I trust you guys more than I do the parts guy behind the computer, and certainly more than the local oil change places.

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Does the gasket come with torque specs? I just bought one of the reusable ones, after two failed attempts at using the crappy paper gasket, I shouldn't have been so cheap I do not recommend those paper gaskets, they never worked for me and have given me tons of aggravation
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Thanks for the informative write-up, including the photos; I'm new to Jeeps and have a lot to learn. I just got a new-to-me 91 YJ a month ago for $2000; it has very little rust and only 54k miles on the original parts, so I want to go through it and replace/update the original parts as needed.
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Does the gasket come with torque specs? I just bought one of the reusable ones, after two failed attempts at using the crappy paper gasket, I shouldn't have been so cheap I do not recommend those paper gaskets, they never worked for me and have given me tons of aggravation
Yes! There is also a recommended sequence for the bolts.

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This seems like a reasonable place to ask, as this thread seems to be the closest match for my question which I could not find an answer.

I have the factory LSD in my stock 35. On my last gear oil change, I purchased a bottle of the factory LSD additive from our local Chrysler dealership, and had the oil change place use it. From the several oil change places I have used for diff's, the question about the LSD additive ranges from "we have this flavor" to "none is needed". They did honor my request to add it, but I could tell that they probably would have given me the none needed reply had I asked.

So, a couple of questions. First, I would assume the/a additive is needed? Second, as our Chrysler dealership has bit the economic dust, is there something that I can find at a local Autozone/Napa/O'Reilly's that will work?
We do still have a Ford dealership, perhaps the 8.8 additive will suffice?

I trust you guys more than I do the parts guy behind the computer, and certainly more than the local oil change places.

Thanks,

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The additive is technically called a "friction modifier" to modify the gear oil's properties for the LSD plates. Using a conventional gear lube (non-synthetic) would require using the additive. Using a full synthetic gear oil will not require the additive, being as the synthetic oils already possess the required properties.

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Unread 06-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #58
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Max,

I have some thought on your 8.8 level point. The stock fill hole location and a YJ with a SYE already raises its level higher than the explorer it was in. If you add to much oil, the diff gears end up churning and overheat the oil. The pinion does not require a bath of oil, but splash lube.
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Yes! There is also a recommended sequence for the bolts.

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They do make one for the 8.8 Ford axle and it's the same price, $16.99 at Q-tec.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/52416_105.htm

It doesn't matter about the CV shaft with regards to the gasket, but I have heard that some aftermarket companies make good armor style diff covers to replace the paper thin 8.8 OE covers, and maybe you could contact them & see about the fill plug height. Putting it a bit higher on the cover could help you get better pinion lube.

Here is my favorite brand. I don't have them yet, but I intend to!

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/index.php

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I just bought one for the 8.8 im putting in and I must say the thing is super beefy and the fill hole appears to be raised
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