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Old 05-26-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Diff fluid Change

For anyone wondering why its good to change the fluid right after getting the car here are some pics.
Car has 1500 miles on it to give you an idea.

Drain plug on the left and fill plug on the right. The rag shows all the crap that came off both plugs and the fluid in the bucket had a definite metallic look to it. Ignore the leaf and grass that definitely didn't come out of the Diff.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
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When I did mine at the same mileage it looked similarly. The fluid looked like it was full of glitter too.

It's pretty normal for a freshly built rear end though. The engine oil looked like hell and the trans fluid was pretty good but the shift improvement from the new fluid was worth it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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I changed ours for the 1st time ar 700 miles just before our 1st event with the car and it was just as black and burnt, its one of the 1st things I always suggest to a new 5th gen owner. I changed it again at 5000 miles and then at 10000 miles and it looks great compared to the first time
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #4
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Is there a DIY on here for the change ?
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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Is there a DIY on here for the change ?
Yes. Check the DIY Index Guide sticky
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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I added Dimple plugs all around when I swapped all my oils. The strength difference between the stock plugs and the Dimple's was astounding.

Having added those gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. There's no way it can't be good.

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Any specific type of fluid you selected?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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Any specific type of fluid you selected?

If you were talking to me go to post #78 of this thread... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=285054


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Old 05-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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Yes. Check the DIY Index Guide sticky
You sure about that? I didn't see one.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #10
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You sure about that? I didn't see one.
I can't seem to find it either
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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It's pretty easy on the drivers side (I believe) there are two plugs they use a 3/8" ratchet to remove. The bottom is drain the top is fill. Basically take out the top so you don't get a vacuum take out the bottom to drain. It takes a quart. Reverse procedure and fill with fluid of your choice, just make sure it has the limited slip additive. Get a hand pump to transfer the fluid into the diff.

All this is obviously while the car is properly raised and supported by jack stands.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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I didn't even have to Jack mine up. Just backed it up to the small lip where the garage and dive way meet have me plenty of room. Helps if your drive way is sloped some.

I was able to get the fluid in with out a pump but a pump would make it easier. Just fill it back up till it starts coming out the fill hole then your done. Make sure the car is level when filling it up though.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:44 AM   #13
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What kind of oil is everyone using ?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #14
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I use the factory oil #88900401 synthetic and factory LSD additive. I change mine after the 100 mile break-in procedure ( I did a SS diff swap ) and again after 1,500 miles.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #15
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AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-90 with 3.3oz of AMSOIL's Slip Lock additive.



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Old 05-29-2013, 07:58 AM   #16
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I have this in my SS/M6:

Redline 75W90 GL-5 1 Quart -Part# - 57904.

Great stuff. No friction modifier needed. The entire process took about 10 minutes. Do yourself a favor and buy a 3 dollar pump so that you can easily get the new fluid into the pumpkin.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #17
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Can anyone tell me how much of the slip diff additive should I add?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #18
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Can anyone tell me how much of the slip diff additive should I add?
Add 2.5 oz of friction modifier part no. 1052358 or equivalent.
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