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Old 11-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Nasty Rearend Gear Lube...

Still serving the Jeep I bought last week. Do a little bit everyday. Today I change the gear lube in the rear differential. Boy did it need it, it was "NASTY"!. By looking at it I'm guessing it's never been changed. Everything inside looked real good, there was very little shaving on the inside of the housing and no chip or broken teeth...
Maintenance plays a big part in keeping your equipment in good shape.

Here is some of the gear lube in a clear plastic bottle....


Now after shaking the bottle as you can see the clear part of the bottle is no longer clear.....



Here is it is as it settles....

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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It's good that you are keeping up with the maintence,As a Master Technician you would not believe the amount of customer vehicles that I see that are very poorly maintained,Most owners think a oil change is the only service that EVER needs done to a vehicle & if you try to explain the vehicle manufacturer's scheduled services the customer says you are ripping Me off,It is stated in the owner's manual but they just don't care,The same ones when their Timing Belt breaks & Valves are bent becuase the belt was not changed on time act like it's My fault even though the Belt was recomended multiple times & Customer Declined replacement.

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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Wow that looks rancid. I can almost smell it from here
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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It's good that you are keeping up with the maintence,As a Master Technician you would not believe the amount of customer vehicles that I see that are very poorly maintained,Most owners think a oil change is the only service that EVER needs done to a vehicle & if you try to explain the vehicle manufacturer's scheduled services the customer says you are ripping Me off,It is stated in the owner's manual but they just don't care,The same ones when their Timing Belt breaks & Valves are bent becuase the belt was not changed on time act like it's My fault even though the Belt was recomended multiple times & Customer Declined replacement.
Yep I know a few like that myself. But they do wash their vehicle every weekend......
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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Atleast its not a milky color, that usually tells that water has gotten into the diffs.

I usually change mine at the start of wheling season, (spring) and then once during summer if it's been in alot of mud or water, but I usually try staying out of the nasty mud, cause it's a pain to deal with clean-up and maintenance from the mud.
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Atleast its not a milky color, that usually tells that water has gotten into the diffs.

I usually change mine at the start of wheling season, (spring) and then once during summer if it's been in alot of mud or water, but I usually try staying out of the nasty mud, cause it's a pain to deal with clean-up and maintenance from the mud.

Yes I was very pleased that it wasn't milky looking. Much rather have the dark looking oil over milky......
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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If it IS milky looking, you may want to look inside the pumpkins and diff covers for signs of rust. I had some inside my D30 when I changed it this weekend. The diff area looked fine, but the inside of the diff cover above the fill plug had some signs of rust. So I scrubbed it with a wire brush to get that off. I then applied a bit of the gear lube I used to the inside to coat it before putting things back together.

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