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Fluid capacity - 12 bolt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rolled, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 12 bolt from a 1978 (I think) burb that I am ready to put in my 87K5.

    I have it on jack stands right now and have yet to put on the cover. So I would like to pour in the gear oil then put on the cover instead of using the fill hole.

    So, does anybody know how much oil I need to put in?
     
  2. tipoil

    tipoil 1/2 ton status

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    how do you plan of doing that???? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    If it's on jack stands like he said......Just pull the cover off and pour the fluid in that way. By the way, It's 2 1/4 quarts. Got that from www.autozone.com.
     
  4. Rolled

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    Thanks KidJethro

    Yes, its on jack stands with the cover facing up so it will be real easy to just pour right in before I install the rear end in the truck.
     
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    stupid me !!!!! i tought it was on the truck!!!!!!!
    next time i'm going to ... /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    I put in 2.5 quarts and after I installed it I opened up the plug and let the excess drain out. About 1/4 quart came out so the 12 bolt holds 2.25 quarts like KidJethro said incase anybody else ever needs to know.

    Thanks again KidJethro, you saved me a lot of trouble /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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