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Old 07-05-2011
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Changed the rear diff oil, went to synthetic & new diff cover

I have been buying things little by little to keep up with the maintenance of the truck. Today was the rear diff drain, fill and new cover with some fresh paint! I went with the full synthetic oil with the must have limited slip additive.



 
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Looks good Hooligan. This is something I need to get done one of these days.
 
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Thanks man, it took me a while to get to it as well!
 
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Old 07-06-2011
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hey sir, calm down on all these fancy cool mods that I cant afford to do kthanxbye
 
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Hmm, theres the fill plug lol. Gonna do this weekend, minus the paint job. Looks good man. Does that gear oil have the added LSD additive?
 
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hey sir, calm down on all these fancy cool mods that I cant afford to do kthanxbye
Not really a mod lol, its cheaper than you think man! 13.00 for the diff cover with the gasket

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Hmm, theres the fill plug lol. Gonna do this weekend, minus the paint job. Looks good man. Does that gear oil have the added LSD additive?
Thanks man. Yes the valvoline synthetic does have the additive and the nice part is it says it right on the bottle, so you dont need to look it up or anything. It's about 13.00 a quart, I found it at Napa
 
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How often should this be done?
 
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To be safe I would do it every 50k. This is the first time I did it since I bought the truck, I put maybe 20k on it but I dont think it was ever changed
 
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every day.
 
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every day.
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Nice. I hope your painted cover lasts a lot longer than my chrome one did lol. That sucker looks like junk now unfortunately.
 
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I know this is a super noob question but I'm too lazy to click at the top of page to find it... How many quarts of oil did it take to refill it? I need to do this soon.
 
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its like... 3, 3.5 ish. just fill to the bottom of the fill plug hole
 
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I do mine every 100K!

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its gonna be done soon here hahaha 177,000 miles and never done lol
 
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i did mine, trucks just shy of 40k now.
 
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