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Old 10-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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K so i now this sounds like a really newby post but im just really curious, can diff fluid be "used" up in a diff? I know there isnt really any combustion like in a motor obviously but i seem to be low since i installed my bombshell covers. I did skimp out on the teflon tape originally and had it sweat and stink up the place a little, but there have never been any spots under the jeep or anything. Fixed that up yesterday by just being generous with the tape. I couldnt feel any diff fluid yesterday when sticking my pinky in there, but after sticking a zip tie in there i verified there is oil in there. Has anyone ever had to top off a diff after a cover change and fill? I filled the rear with 2 and 1/3 quarts. The front seems ok.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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When you say cover change, are you referring to a after market cover?
If it is your factory installed stock cover, then just fill it until the oil starts to drip out and install the plug. And no, for it then to be low on oil, would indicate a leak. Always check in on level ground.

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When you say cover change, are you referring to a after market cover? If it is your factory installed stock cover, then just fill it until the oil starts to drip out and install the plug. And no, for it then to be low on oil, would indicate a leak. Always check in on level ground.
Hey old dogger, it is an aftermarket cover. Its a poison spyder bombshell. I just checked it again for piece of mind and its ok. Looking at the zip tie the line seems to sit a hair below the axle tubes which is perfect. I swear i worry to damn much. I love this forum but sometimes it makes me feel like everything is wrong with my jeep lol. I should just sit back and have a BUD right od?! Hahaha
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Hey old dogger, it is an aftermarket cover. Its a poison spyder bombshell. I just checked it again for piece of mind and its ok. Looking at the zip tie the line seems to sit a hair below the axle tubes which is perfect. I swear i worry to damn much. I love this forum but sometimes it makes me feel like everything is wrong with my jeep lol. I should just sit back and have a BUD right od?! Hahaha
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