Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Differential fluid price?

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Differential fluid price? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-22-2013 02:18 PM
ESP
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 View Post
It takes about 10 minutes and about $30. If you have a 3/8" ratchet(just ratchet, no sockets) and a catch pan you can change them yourself. It's super easy and hard to screw up. When filling you just keep pouring till it overflows. Just do it on flat ground
This.

You can do both diffs for around $70 total. Very simple, very easy, you can't really mess anything up. Just unplug, drain, re-fill, and done.

Bam.
04-22-2013 12:52 PM
Rooster76
Quote:
Originally Posted by HOOCBB View Post
Robbery at its finest.

Down here (TX) Royal Purple 75W-90 GL4/GL5 runs about $22/qt. D30 takes ~2.5 pints, D44 takes ~4.75 pints. So, $88 for oil and a little time, you can do it yourself and save a bit.

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Maintenance Differential Fluid Change Write-Up
Royal purple is probably the most expensive option. You can get a quart for about $6. 4 quarts are needed. The current user manual suggest 80W-90. (75w-140 in the rear for frequent towing). If you have the LSD trac-lok option you need an oil that says it has the LSD additive. Almost all of the brand do. I have heard that synthetic oils are more susceptible to seeping out because of smaller particles? It could be a BS clam.

If you change the oil frequently because of doing frequent deep water crossings you don't need the added longevity of a synthetic oil. Of course you would also want to extend your breathers to keep water out. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ext...se-185089.html

With the write-up Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Maintenance Differential Fluid Change Write-Up I have a slight tip. I would first remove the drain plug and then the fill plug. The suction that way will slow down the oil spilling out some. It might help you keep your hand a bit cleaner. Of course be ready for it to squirt out an extra 6" when you pull out the second bolt.
04-22-2013 09:42 AM
HOOCBB Robbery at its finest.

Down here (TX) Royal Purple 75W-90 GL4/GL5 runs about $22/qt. D30 takes ~2.5 pints, D44 takes ~4.75 pints. So, $88 for oil and a little time, you can do it yourself and save a bit.

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler Maintenance Differential Fluid Change Write-Up
04-22-2013 09:02 AM
jkjeeper06 It takes about 10 minutes and about $30. If you have a 3/8" ratchet(just ratchet, no sockets) and a catch pan you can change them yourself. It's super easy and hard to screw up. When filling you just keep pouring till it overflows. Just do it on flat ground
04-22-2013 08:43 AM
leadZERO
Differential fluid price?

What's the cost of the jk different fluid and quantity? Dealer wants 300 to change it out. I let them change oil since I can't get 6 quarts for much less than their 34$ price. But 300 seems ludicrous.

Thanks

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC