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Old 03-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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how long to let fluid drain in diff change?

It's my first time at changing the diff fluid in my F8.8 since the rebuild. I was wondering how long to let it drip for? It has been an hour and still pouring a stream from the passenger-side bearings cap, but only dripping a little from the drive side cap.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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I always use a couple cans of brake cleaner to spray out the unit and flush anything else left in there. Then I let it sit about half and hour to evaporate and it is good to go.

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x2 on brake cleaner. Also, Lift the axles and rotate everything to have a good look at the gears.
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Don't get the break fluid near any gaskets.
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I use brake clean also. But instead of burning through two cans it's easy enough to use a paper towel or shop rag to push the remaining fluid out of the bottom. Then just hit it with brake clean again to get out anything that may have come off the rag/cloth.
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