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Old 10-03-2006
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Differential & Coolant Additive Questions

Sorry, I guess that heading sounds a little strange. I have 2 questions...

1 - I'd like to change the lube in my front differential but it has no drain plug, and the dealer wants around $180 to service it. I assume the the high cost is due to having to remove the cover (which I couldn't do given its location). Have any of you had any luck just pumping it out, or having a quick lube place do it? Is it even worth it to do it that way?

2 - It seems that I once read a thread about someone putting some sort of additive in there coolant. It seems like this was done half way through the life of coolant, I assume to "refresh" the coolant's add pack. Can someone shed some light on this for me? As always, thanks for any help!
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just suck the lube out of the diff, that is prolly what the dealer is doing anyway.

also the only additive that i know of is redline. and it can be added any time. but it doest do that much, i have it in mine and didnt notice any difference.
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A good coolant additive is Leading Edge you can find it at O'Rielly Auto Parts! The additives are suppose to make it run a little cooler.
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A small hand pump can be used to change the lube in your front diff. They cost about 7 bucks and they're a great thing to have in the shop.
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