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A couple 14bff questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lochenjons, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. lochenjons

    lochenjons 1/2 ton status

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    To take the drums off you have to unbolt the hubs right? Anything I'd need to know about that or is it easy? (I'm used to my 12b, all I had to do was pull it off and I was done :rolleyes:). And last time I filled up my old rear end with gear oil I used some kind of vacuum thing to push it into that fill hole on the side. I dont have the vacuum thing anymore, So do I fill the 14b thru that same hole on the side? I'm wondering cause it doesnt seem like it would fill more than halfway like that
     
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    If you have the older style 14 bolt, which I bet you do, you have do disassemble the hubs and remove them along with the brakes. Unbolt the 8 bolts that hold the shaft in, then remove the two spindle nuts that hold the wheel bearings together. Its pretty easy, but you do need a special hub socket for the spindle nuts.

    And yes, you do fill the diff through the plug on the passenger side of the diff. I have a pump on the top of a gallon jug of oil, but there are many ways of getting the fluid in there.
     
  3. lochenjons

    lochenjons 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I dont have the "special hub socket" so I'll wait on that for a while. Would it be bad to fill it thru the vent tube? Could it clog it up or anything?
     
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    Don't fill it through the vent tube. It won't clog anything but you have no idea how full the diff is. Just pull the fill plug and fill it through there.
     
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    You DO NOT need to fill it to the top just untill it starts coming out of the hole you are filling it from.
     
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    Oh ok sweet thats what I originally thought. So it'll only be filled about half then right?
     
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    I started filling it up today...really long process the way im doing it. It takes about a gallon of gear oil right? Thats what I was told but thats hard to beleive when my 12b took half that.
     
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    Well i buy by th quart it took me 3 to fill mine
     
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    4 quarts= 1 gallon :deal:
     
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    Yup :waytogo:.
    If it only is supposed to be filled half way how come some covers come with a fill plug and its always on the top? :confused: I'm just about done, time for a little test drive :D
     

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