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Icon5 I'm about to change my differential fluid but I got another question?

I bought limited slip additive b/c I read that you should add that to the gear oil. I don't know if I have limited slip gears. should I still add it to it?
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If you dont have a LS then no dont add it.
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I don't know if i limited slip. How do I find out.
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Get under the truck, look at the differential and there should be a metal tag hanging off of one of the bolts. Read it and let us know what it says on it and it will tell you if you have a LS.
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it says 3.54
3.73 88.8 H13
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Unless someone before you but a LS in, you don't have an LS.

Your axle is an 8.8 with 3.73:1 gears, and an open diff.
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If you had limited slip there would be a tag on the opposite side saying Synthetic oil only

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Thanks alot guys
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3 quarts of gear oil is all I need right
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3 quarts of gear oil is all I need right
when you put the diff cover back on fill it up until it starts to flow back out of the filler hole. after that put the bolt back in and you're good to go.
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mine took 3 1/2 but I have the explorer diff. cover

Like RangerNdog said fill till it comes out the hole.
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