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Old 09-26-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Wavetrac Diff, Fluid compatibility

I am running a Wavetrac Diff in my 9". For now I just have some elcheapo 80/90 Walmart gear oil in there. Would like to replace it with some nice synthetic in about 250 more miles. They state not to run Redline Shockproof or any similar oil as it will void the warranty. Any of the other Redline oils are approved. Everything I can find in the local parts stores says its for limited slip which is not reccomended for this diff. Just wondering if anyone has had experience with this diff and running a nice oil in it. Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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from what i understand the gear driven differentials don't seem to work as well will the synthetic lubricants, for some reason they dont let the system work correctly and you will get single wheel engagement.Dana from Wavetrac is a friend of mine ill send an email and ask about the other oils.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Frank, the info paper that came with the diff said that synthetics are fine. Just want to run whats best though. Even if its a high quality dino oil.
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be careful, because small changes are the difference to working or not, ask the right people, with the same diff, or the manufacturer of the diff.
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this is right from them

Hi Frank,

We actually tell people to avoid all Redline products, especially Shockproof.
Shockproof reduces any gear diff's ability to function by eliminating any chance of friction.

In a rear end, oil should be 75/90 or 80/140 or whatever is close to that.
We like:
Synergyn Syngear II 80w140 http://www.xentxsynergyn.com/synergyn/gear-lubricants/syngear-ii-case-of-12-1-qt-bottles.html
Motul Gear 300 75w90, or Gear Competition 75w140
Fuchs Silkolene/TITAN SYN5 75w90
Mobil1, etc.

Transaxles are different - customers should use the factory fill or equivalent performance oil.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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Kick Ass Frank! Exactly what I needed

Thankyou very much!
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