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Old 12-24-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Flush my diff. fluids?

After my little adventure the other day(Here.), I got to thinking, since my axles were under water for about 6-7 hours straight, should I flush my differentials and re-do the seals? After replacing the fluid of course.

They have never been opened, I have stock gearing and everything so the factory seals are still in place. Is this only a problem after they have been opened?

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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I vote for the "flush & re-do". I do my YJ wheeler from time to time, have done my CJ, and even the rear diff on my '08 which leaked from the factory. Water in there isn't a good thing! It's also a good opportunity to inspect the ring gear and so on for damage!

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x2. Pretty cheap and easy maintanance to do and worth the effort.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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Flush or at least replace the tranny and transfer case fluid while your at it.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:56 PM   #5
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Might as well drain and replace the tranny and transfer case fluid while your at it if it hasnt been done in a while.
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Might as well drain and replace the tranny and transfer case fluid while your at it if it hasnt been done in a while.
Yeah I figured I might as well.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #7
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Whoops I thought it didnt work the first time

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