If i have a stock d44 axle and am changing my diff cover gasket, how am i supposed to completely refill the diff with fluid if the drain hole is halfway down the diff cover instead of at the top of it?
You only have to fill it to the level of the plug. Just start filling and when it starts to seep out the hole, you're done. It may take just up to two bottles to complete the job. Get a bottle with a pump and your life will be considerably simpler!
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yours seems simple because your hole is on top of the rockcrusher logo...on my diff cover you could compare the location of my drain hole to where yours would be if it were on the bottom side of the rockcrusher logo....it seems like i can only get like 1/2 or 2/3 maybe of the amount that you can get into yours
Just fill it till it starts to run out and you're golden. You don't want too much in there or too little. And if you want to make your life easier buy a lube locker gasket and a pump to pump the fluid back in. It is a royal pain trying to do it without the pump.