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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Should I Change this Diff Fluid?

So opened my diff plug and this ugly mess came out. I have the D35.

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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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yumm looks like carmel.

Yeah I'd change it.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:28 AM   #3
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Looks like water got it in or something... i would change it deff..

One way to know if your diff fluid needs changed is to put some on your finger, let the excess drip off and then count to like 10 seconds if it doesnt drip its still good. But that mess looks nasty. Btw why didnt you use a pan to catch all that ? Or was it coming out of the fill plug ?
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:29 AM   #4
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Idk why it turned this color hahah its so odd but its needed it for awhile. But autozone nor Advance carries Diff Cover Gaskets anymore so what do i do there.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
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Idk why it turned this color hahah its so odd but its needed it for awhile. But autozone nor Advance carries Diff Cover Gaskets anymore so what do i do there.
RTV

a diff. doesn't have any pressure inside it, so you can use RTV sealer as a gasket.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:34 AM   #6
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Looks like water got it in or something... i would change it deff..

One way to know if your diff fluid needs changed is to put some on your finger, let the excess drip off and then count to like 10 seconds if it doesnt drip its still good. But that mess looks nasty. Btw why didnt you use a pan to catch all that ? Or was it coming out of the fill plug ?
Well I did this in a Church parking lot because i smelt something (Pinion Seal gone bad kicking fluid on my pipe) So i opened my diff to see if it was low and this just started pouring out so I took a pic. And I think RTV is what the past owner of my jeep did because its a mess of a seal hahaha
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:37 AM   #7
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If that one looks like that i would check the other one too. Cause that looks like a big puddle of water not oil
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:38 AM   #8
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I seriously hope you cleaned that crap up after dumping it there.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #9
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I did check the front.. its good and yes i cleaned it up because i kinda felt bad afterwards doing that in a church lot.
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That's water in there, which explains why your pinion seal is leaking. That axle will be toast shortly if you've been driving it for any period of time like that.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 06:04 AM   #11
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google LubeLocker gasket
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Unread 07-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #12
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Dumping on the church parking lot, classic Im just teasing because removing the plug shouldnt have done that. Looks like lots of water in there to me. Its an easy change.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 06:40 PM   #13
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If you have a trac-lok rear end, be sure and add the additive that it needs, along with the lube.
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some of the higher-end gear oils come with the friction modifier already added...
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Unread 07-17-2011, 10:10 PM   #15
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My Trac Loc probaly dont work because it has near 190000 miles on it. It probaly needs rebuilt if i did that so do you have to add the additive?
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