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Old Yesterday, 04:10 PM   #1
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What kind of differential fluid do I need?

I have a 2012 v6 AUTO so I don't have the limited slip diff. I was just wondering what type of fluid I need to put in when I go to replace it. My car has 40k miles on it and has never been changed. Links would be great, I plan on just going to autozone or advanced auto parts or someplace like that near me. I know that I don't need the ones with additive because I don't have the limited slip. Let me know what your using! Thanks
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75W-90

GM p/n 89021677 for ALL 2012 Camaro rear ends EXCEPT ZL1. If you have an SS or manual V6, you have to add the friction modifier.

You can use Mobil 1 or Redline, or Royal Purple equivalent if you prefer.

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75W-90

GM p/n 89021677 for ALL 2012 Camaro rear ends EXCEPT ZL1. If you have an SS or manual V6, you have to add the friction modifier.

You can use Mobil 1 or Redline, or Royal Purple equivalent if you prefer.

ok so i could use an oil that has additives for limited slip diffs and still be ok? and will i feel any kind of difference in my auto v6?
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the additives will do nothing and you wont feel anything by changing diff fluid. Your old fluids going to be nasty with 40k on it
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the additives will do nothing and you wont feel anything by changing diff fluid. Your old fluids going to be nasty with 40k on it
ok thanks!
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Or....you could do as planned....go to auto parts store and get brad name fluid. I used Lucas non synthetic, works just fine.
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I have changed my rear end fluid 3 times now, using the Royal Purple 75W-90.

I have a V6 auto.

I did it at 2500 miles to get the factory fluid out along with any shavings from break-in.

Then again at 25K miles. Since I was at the track often, I wanted to see how the fluid looked. I determined I should be fine to go to 75K. So the last change was jsut a couple weeks ago.
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