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Old 11-09-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Help me with my ignorance!

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?

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-09-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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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 seems like i can only get like 1/2 or 2/3 maybe of the amount that you can get into yours
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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My guess is the cover is a different shape.
At the end of the day, there is still the same amount of fluid in it even though the fill hole is lower.
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