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I've been wanting to get the chrome diffy cover from Wayne, but don't know if this is something that I can remove/install myself.Also, how would I put fluid back in?
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Theres a fill hole on the back side of the diff, just put it right in there. This is a super easy thing to do, just unbolt the stock diff cover, scrape off the old gasket and put the new gasket on (it should come with a cork one) and bolt it back on. Then just fill it up with fluid and your good to go.
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any idea how much it takes? Also, is there a cetain brand that I should use? Like that purple stuff?
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get 3 qts, you have the 8.8 right?
keep filling until it comes back out at you, 80w-90 i believe..

if you have a Limited slip you need the traction modifier or you can get Lucas which already has the stuff in it
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Matt, you've been around my truck. You can guess what gears it has better than I can. Should I just get the Lucas?
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also, dont use the cork gaskets, use the black silicone.
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I'm guessing that if Wayne doesn't have that..I can get it at AZ?
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Diff covers are easy to remove and put back on. Filling them takes some time and a little hose but isn't hard. Use 80W-90 gear oil. I just did my rear diff (8.8) this weekend and didn't add the friction modifier. How necessary is it. I've heard that on older axles it doesn't really make a difference and mine is 11 years old with 196K on it.
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mine's a '99 with 170,00
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well the L/S may be done anyways, i dont know if it will cause any harm.

i proved today when yes... i left 2 black marks with 35s. the l/s still works on dry pavement, offroad its just as uselful as an open diff.(had to use 2low)



Johhny, does your rear diff still have the tag hanging off one of the top bolts?
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I don't think so.
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hm

well i'm not fluent on the 'axle code' on the sticker inside the door frame on the driver side.


my guess would be 4.10s and a Limited slip, thats what mine had
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there isnt a "universal" one that I can use?
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The chrome ones rust. Mines a prime example.
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Well crap. I was wanting one of those!
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there isnt a "universal" one that I can use?
yea. Lucas but it also costs a few bucks more a quart

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The chrome ones rust. Mines a prime example.
you also live in Oregon, he lives in Texas where it snows every few years lol

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Well crap. I was wanting one of those!
couldn't you clear it?
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Anything that can be done to it to keep it from rusting?
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Spray some clear coat over it.
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I was thinking the same thing.
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Don't drive on salty roads lol and don't drive on de-iced roads... My cover was nice until I started doing that... That **** ruins EVERYTHING lol
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clear coat maybe.

im not an expert in paint though
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Don't drive on salty roads lol and don't drive on de-iced roads... My cover was nice until I started doing that... That **** ruins EVERYTHING lol
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I saw that.. I was just answer his question lol
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I'm gonna order it from Wayne anyway. It's only like 20.00
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last time it iced.. it shut Austin down for 3 days, they had no idea what to do
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