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Old 12-22-2006, 09:27 PM
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Default Drew: How about a DIY on the rear Diff??

Drew,
Your DIY on the fuel flter was great. How about a DIY on changing the rear diff. fluid? Do you use Royal purple?
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:15 PM
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thediff fluids can be changed 1 of 2 ways, pump it out or pull the diff cover.

if you pull the cover,
1) Put oil catch pan under the diff housing

2) Untorque all of the diff bolts and loosen them so that oil can escape from the diff

3) drain diff until most of it has been removed, then remove the cover

4) clean the mating surfaces really well so there is no silicon sealant on it and the housing.

5) make sure both surfaces are free of oil and are clean and dry.

6) wipe out the bottom of the diff housing to get any gunk out that may be there.

7) apply sealant(black or orange silicone gasket maker works fine)to the diff cover, replace the cover and hand tighten all the bolts back into the housing.

8) using a torque wrench tighten every other bolt to 30 ft lbs of torque until all of them are tight. I would recommend doing it in a couple of steps, maybe 15 lbs all the way around, then the 30 ft lbs.

9)pop out the fill plug (rubber) andrefill with your favorite 75w-90 fluid (amsoil or redline are good choices... also mobil 1) or if your towing heavy, use a heavier oil. the shop manual specs 75w-90

I recommend using a pump to fill the diff, makes it easier than trying to pour fluid in.
I also would recommend gettinga marine oil change pump to vacuum out the diffs if you dont want to pull the covers.

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Old 12-22-2006, 11:03 PM
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Shouldnt there be a step before #7 for the new sealant or better yet put a mag-hitech which alread has a o-ring seal.
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:15 AM
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Shouldnt there be a step before #7 for the new sealant or better yet put a mag-hitech which alread has a o-ring seal.
yup, good catch...
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:56 AM
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if your talking about adding steps, I didn't see one that said stop off at the liquor storewhile picking up oil.
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:07 AM
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Yup i agree better get liquored up so that when you go to fill your tank it dont sting so bad,damb governor,i swear she wont be happy till we are all broke!![:@]
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:14 AM
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i11 you must be from CT...if not then in CT we have a bitch govenor who loves fuel taxes and doesnt give a damn about us truck owners who have 34 gallon tanks. its all BS.
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:47 AM
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Default RE: Drew: How about a DIY on the rear Diff??

My rear diff has a reusable gasket behind the cover and the fill plug screwed in . I also remember reading somewhere that first change you should pull cover to inspect for loose or misfit "c" clips.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:20 AM
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C clips would be on smaller axles. Are's are full floating axles which mean the axle shaft doesn't support any weight which don't have c clips to hold the axles in. I like the reusable gaskets, but I find they have a tendancy to seep more when compared to paper gasket or silicone.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:59 AM
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Nope notconneticut , i live in wa. but same governor who likes sin taxes ciggarettes liquor and diesel.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:12 PM
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can you remove the c clips in the 1500 do make them fully floatin as well? oh and be able to drive the truck afterwards as well! ive already rebuilt my rear end and it sucks!
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default RE: Drew: How about a DIY on the rear Diff??

I dont know how in the world I missed this thread back in December[&:]

Dean, if you remove the c-clips you'll be watching your rear tires get farther and farther away from their present possition, then you'll noice you'll be in free reving stage followd by a nice spark show as the rear of the truck makes contact with the asphalt
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:06 PM
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hmmm i think i just might keep em in then!
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:20 PM
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always a good choice
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:24 PM
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For the gasket maker, how long do you let it set before you can use it. I mean I got the permatex "Ultra Black" (maximum oil resistance)at my local parts store. On the back it says Silicone drys in 1hr, full cure in 24. How long do I have to wait before I can add fluid and drive? The 1 hour or 24 hours? The write up that links to another page lets his sit for 2 -3 hours.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:22 PM
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For the gasket maker, how long do you let it set before you can use it. I mean I got the permatex "Ultra Black" (maximum oil resistance)at my local parts store. On the back it says Silicone drys in 1hr, full cure in 24. How long do I have to wait before I can add fluid and drive? The 1 hour or 24 hours? The write up that links to another page lets his sit for 2 -3 hours.

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not sure myself. I used the quick dry stuff Dodge has.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:44 PM
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an hour or so. when the excess that got smooshed out on the edges is no longer tacky and getting firm fill it up. First one i did i waited 20 minutes cuz i was in a hurry. no issues
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I usually wait 10~15 minutes and go for it. have never had an issue.
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