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Postby zblu81 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:48 am

I want to change the diff oil in my car. Looking at the diff I cant figure out how to change the oil with out taking it off the car. How have you guys done it?
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Postby turbo4wd » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:25 am

When you look at the rear diff, you'll see the two bolts that are for the diff mount.. Don't touch those.. if you look off the the left, you'll notice a hole, thats where the fill plug is located.. and of course the drain plug is on the bottom..
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Postby Gary » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:42 am

I think this pic is from Tim Plessing? :?:

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Postby mototebok » Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:58 am

Green is your fill.

Drain is on the bottom.
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Postby zblu81 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:55 pm

I understand all that, i'm just wondering how to pour the oil up into the fill plug
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Postby Gary » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:05 pm

gear oil pump

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Some of them come like this

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Postby mototebok » Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:32 pm

You can also get a fluid pump from any auto parts place. Will be red with black end caps, and hose comming out of each end. The side near the pump handle is the outlet.

Just stick the other tube into your gear lube container, and then the outlet tube into the fill hole, and pump away.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:00 pm

Gary wrote:I think this pic is from Tim Plessing? :?:

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Gary, that's my yellow diff! Image

Dunno what the green arrow was pointing at in the first pic but
the small red bolt on top is the FILL hole,
the big red bolt on the botton is the DRAIN hole.

Here is another angle:
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*A siphon gun is cheap and also works well for filling :mrgreen:
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Postby Gary » Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:53 am

Rick, :oops:
Sorry man, I don't even remember where the pic came from.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:27 am

Gary wrote:Rick, :oops:
Sorry man, I don't even remember where the pic came from.


Gary,
No problem, I'd recognize my yellow diff anywhere :wink:
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Postby SLC Punk » Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:06 pm

I just used the mobil 1 bottle shown above. I attached enough fuel line to it to be able to squeeze all of the fluid out.
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Postby zblu81 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:57 pm

ahh, ok. I've not seen one of those pumps at the auto part store....I'm going to look for one now

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Postby mototebok » Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:23 pm

should be near the oils/fluids/gas containers.
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Postby zblu81 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:16 pm

found one. now i'm trying to change the oil. I almost drained it first but decided I should try the fill plug first, to make sure it comes off w/o breaking and to check the level. Right now its stcuk so I hit it with some penatrant and am taking a little break.
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Postby Rick89GTS » Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:27 pm

zblu81 wrote:found one. now i'm trying to change the oil. I almost drained it first but decided I should try the fill plug first, to make sure it comes off w/o breaking and to check the level. Right now its stcuk so I hit it with some penatrant and am taking a little break.


:idea: Here's a tip:
The fill plug is a 10mm bolt that is actually mounted on a larger 17mm bolt. Use a deep socket to bypass the 10mm one and it'll come off much easier with the bigger bolt. Double check the size though, as I don't recall 100% if it's 17mm, could be 14mm. :mrgreen:
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