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Front Diff fluid color

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chrisblazzer89, Dec 25, 2006.

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    Hey guys is the front diff fluid color sopposed to be grey?
     
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    That just means it got contaminated. water and what not. Change it out and you should be fine.
     
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    Nope. It should be light brown.

    Now, is the fluid silver or cloudy grey?
     
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    this is wat it looks like[​IMG]
     
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    well i see the pic didnt work.


    Its sliver
     
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    Silver? Does it look like silver metallic paint?
     
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    That sounds like metal shaving in other fluids... Being its the front diff i doubght it though...If theres a limited slip (which would typically cause that color) its not too odd. It seems odd an open diff could make such a clor...
     
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    Attach the pic. Hit the button in the replys that looks like a postcard. then select the file.
     
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    That's not good. The silver you're seeing are flecks of steel, and it has to be coming from somewhere. Have you ever changed out the oil? Is there a chance it's still the original fluid?

    Regardless, swap in some new stuff pronto and keep an eye on it........
     
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    still might be original
     
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    Then there's a chance it could be leftovers from when the R&P was breaking in. Like I said, pull the cover, drain it, give everything in there a REALLY good clean up with some brake cleaner, and fill it up with fresh stuff. Then keep an eye on it.

    FWIW, Chris, every time I've bought a used vehicle, the first thing I've done is swapped out ALL of the fluids. If you don't know when yours were last done, I suggest you go about changing them all out sooner rather than later.
     
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    CANMOREK5 do u know how many quarts i need to fill the front diff?
     
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    I'm assuming you've got the factory 10 bolt front. If I recall correctly, the sucker takes a little more than 2 quarts. Don't quote me on that, though- it's been a while since I last serviced it.
     
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    thanx alot wen the parts store open up tommrow i will but some more gearoil and watever else to replace the front diff fluid




    Wat do i need to replace the gasket? New gasket or silicone or both for my front 10b diff
     
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    thanx for all the help im new to fully doing all this work myself i usualy have some friends help me but i want to be able to fix it all wen no ones around
     
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    That's the whole point of CK5, brother. Passing on info and tech to the next generation will ensure the survival of our beloved K-series trucks........:thumb:
     
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    Yep thats y im makeing sure my son get a membership wen hes old enough to drive my/his 88 blazer. Hes only 1 1/2 years old :D :doah: :haha:but he love his/my truck
     

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