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Old 07-29-2015, 05:10 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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Old 07-29-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-30-2015, 12:04 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-30-2015, 04:22 AM   #4
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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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Old 07-30-2015, 10:19 AM   #6
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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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Old 07-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #7
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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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Old 07-31-2015, 04:11 PM   #8
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MOBIL 1 75W90 QT SYNTHETIC Mobil 1 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Oil
Part # mpn 104361 SKU:8988850
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  • Exceeds the most severe service requirements in both conventional and limited slip applications.
  • Compared to conventional hypoid gear lubricants, Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Lube LS 75W-90 performs exceptionally well over a wide range of temperatures.




will this be ok for 2015 1le?
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:12 PM   #9
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RP QT 75W90 SYN HP Royal Purple Max Gear 75W90 Synthetic Quart
Part # mpn 6300 SKU:9334458
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  • Synerlec technology provides exceptional film strength and ability to withstand shock loading
  • API GL-4 and GL-5 service certified




or this .. Moble 1 is 12 bucks.. royal is 22.
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