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2012_1LT/RS 05-11-2013 04:04 PM

Diff. Fluid change?
 
This has probably been asked 1,000 times, but I can not seem to find the answer I am looking for anywhere. I have a 2012 V6 Automatic with 10,000 miles on it so I know I am do for a diff change. I know I don't need the additive in the diff fluid but if I put Royal Purple in mine will the additive that's in it already mess up my diff.

Oldag 05-11-2013 04:25 PM

I have never heard of changing differential fluid at 10k miles. Maybe for racing?

2012_1LT/RS 05-11-2013 04:27 PM

No just been reading some of the older theads and just mainly for a piece of mind more than anything else

Indy Bumble Bee 05-11-2013 04:33 PM

I did mine at 13k. Noticed an improvement and trust me it was dirty of shavings. Glad I did. I put in RP and it took 10 minutes or so. I highly recommend it

Btw just add the new oil and do some figure 8's in the parking lot

jwoair23 05-11-2013 04:38 PM

I changed mine at 50K and put in Royal Purple. I am at 64K now and have had no issues!

2012_1LT/RS 05-11-2013 04:39 PM

And you guys have automatics right? And thanks for the input.

Indy Bumble Bee 05-11-2013 04:47 PM

Yes mine is an auto. It's just like changing your oil.

jwoair23 05-11-2013 08:17 PM

Auto here also!

2012_1LT/RS 05-11-2013 09:30 PM

Cool thanks guys finished it right after the post went off without a hitch no issues

Indy Bumble Bee 05-11-2013 09:34 PM

Awesome!

Ryanbabz71 05-11-2013 09:46 PM

Is there a drain plug or do you have to remove the cover (thanks for saving me from looking under the car)


Ryan

mickmosh 05-11-2013 09:48 PM

Drain plug and fill is on the driver side. Not too bad did mine today

rtcat600man 05-11-2013 10:07 PM

Good Job. Tip of the day for others. Remove the fill plug first. No sense removing the drain plug first only to find you cannot get the fill plug out. Then you have problems.

I did mine at 2300 miles to dump the stock fluid and any shavings. Then again at 25K. Wanted to see what it looked like since I had been down the track a number of times.

I went with Royal Purple. I have an automatic. Just like changing oil. Nothing to it.

SPCBA 05-12-2013 12:00 AM

change it, make sure you get a good oil and the slip additive...wait i am clueless on v6 does their rearend need the slip additive?

rtcat600man 05-12-2013 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPCBA (Post 6533363)
change it, make sure you get a good oil and the slip additive...wait i am clueless on v6 does their rearend need the slip additive?

Yes, if it is a manual.

LimaCharlie 05-12-2013 05:50 PM

I changed my fluid at approx. 8,000 miles. I used 1 quart of Amsoil and 4.5 oz of GM posi additive. The owner's manual actually recommends changing the rear end fluid @ 3,000 miles if the car is used for competiton/racing. I don't race my car so changing the fluid at 8,000 was more like a peace of mind for me. Plus, it gets rid of excess metal shavings from vehicle break-in. I also wanted to add good quality stuff like Amsoil. The process is as easy as changing engine oil so I figured, why not?

coreyaustin17 05-13-2013 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LimaCharlie (Post 6535283)
I changed my fluid at approx. 8,000 miles. I used 1 quart of Amsoil and 4.5 oz of GM posi additive. The owner's manual actually recommends changing the rear end fluid @ 3,000 miles if the car is used for competiton/racing. I don't race my car so changing the fluid at 8,000 was more like a peace of mind for me. Plus, it gets rid of excess metal shavings from vehicle break-in. I also wanted to add good quality stuff like Amsoil. The process is as easy as changing engine oil so I figured, why not?

even for a manual?? never done any diff fluid work


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