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sinking a differential in mud?

i hit quit a big mud hole today and my differential was covered in mud as far as i know. I've read that its really bad to drowned a dif because there are drainage holes that allow the mud or water to get in. i ended up getting out and driving around with no weird sounds or anything. but should i be more careful or does it not matter?
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There are no holes, just a vent tube. Not sure where you're a routes to, mine was maybe a foot above the diff itself.
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so i should be somewhat good?
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How long was it under, and how deep was it.

I'd look for your vent tube, and see if it looks like it went under.
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maybe under for 2 or 3 minutes if it was under at all
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should be fine. if it bothers you then just change the fluid. takes like 15 minutes and its cheap
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From what I could see from the video you posted in the other thread it looks like the water was below your center hubs so I doubt water would have gotten in through the vent.
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ok i was freaking out yesterday cause i really don't like mud in my dif but it made for a pretty funny video i guess lol. i'll probably change the fluid anyways, wouldn't hurt
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