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Old 07-06-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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D44/Riddler fluid volume?

How much differential fluid should go into front and rear Dana 44 differertials after Riddler covers are installed?
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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No matter what diff cover you have on your axles don't put more than the recommened amount of fluid in there. If you add too much it will start blowing out of the vent tubes.
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No matter what cover you have on your axles don't put more than the recommended amount of fluid in the diffs. If you over fill them they will just start spewing out of the vent tubes.
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I just put almost 2 quarts in the rear of my d-44 I let it come back out a little ways then put the fill hole back. The front I think takes 2. I have not filled mine up yet.
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Thread revival. I put 2qts in the d44 with riddler cover and I stuck my finger in the fill hole. I couldn't feel fluid at all. So I added more.... And now it still doesn't come out of the fill plug hole. But it is somehow coming out of the vent tube.

Should I just stick a hose in there and pull 50cc's or so out?
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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yeah, you;ll have to pump some of the fluid back out. as jack said, don't overfill past the factories recommended amount.
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Make sure its on flat
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What's a good type of fluid to put in a D44 rear axle? Getting ready to replace the pinion seal and change the fluid at the same time.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:16 AM   #11
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Issue I have with jacks post is the riddler cover is designed to hold more fluid. So if I was to install oem recommended amount the bearings might be starved for oil.

Guess I'll take 50-60cc out and see if it continues to make a mess.

I used Lucas 85w140 since it gets really hot here. And it said it was okay for limited slip diffs.

Oh and my garage is level.
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Any other types of oil? Better yet what is commonly used? Since I live in Pittsburgh and it gets pretty nasty in the winter, what's a good viscosity to use?
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standard gear oil there. search. Jerry B. has commented numerous times about which gear oil to use.

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