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Old 04-09-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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Rear Diff Oil Change @ 2465 Miles

Hello all, I have attempted to document what I found when I changed my Rear Diff Fluid. I will begin with posting pictures and a brief narrative of my findings. These pics were taken with my cell phone, not bad considering. I did not attempt to show the actual procedures of the fluid change, just what was found in the oil/on drain plugs.

The process I followed is as follows:

-Before and After pics of Filter used.
-Location of Drain and Fill plugs.
-Draining the fluid.
-Drain Plugs after Removal. (For Identification the upper plug seal is raised on the plug.)
-Drain Plugs after being Cleaned.
-Filter right after draining.
-Old Oil
-Particles found in filter.

Pics of the filter before being used.



Drain Plug Locations: Drivers side of Diff.

Lower First then Fill Plug.









Draining the Diff




Plugs After being Removed



Filter Right after draining



Upper plug Gunk





Lower Plug Gunk





Filter after drain 5 min Wait time.



Old Oil, Looks very nasty and dirty,





Mileage at time of change.



Based upon my findings I conclude that the fluid is very nasty in appearance and that it was not highly contaminated with metal particles.
Other than a few very small metal shavings I did not discover a high amount of any particulate matter.

After cleaning with brake parts cleaner I discovered about 7-8 tiny slivers, actually much less than I anticipated to find.

Please feel free to ask any questions. I will be screening the gunk off the plugs via a coffee filter to see what I find there.

I hope that this helps!
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Very nice write up man, I'd been waiting for someone to do the fluid change and take pictures with a filter. Kudos to you and I will definitely be doing mine within the next 500 or so (sitting at just over 1,300 right now).
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:57 AM   #3
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The fluid was odd colored from the set up paste they used at the factory. It would not have caused any grief.

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Old 04-14-2010, 12:35 PM   #4
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This is straight from a GM bulletin which should be available at your GM dealership. Just ask the service manager.

“American Axle uses a white or yellow gear “rouge” or marking compound when the tooth contact pattern on the gear is inspected. The white marking compound in particular colors the fluid a milky or semi-metallic gray, … the coloring only lasts between 1,000 and 5,000 miles and then the fluid appears normal. If the customer does not comment of any noise concerns please do not attempt any repairs for the discolored fluid on vehicles under 5,000 miles..."


That all said I still plan to change mine around the 1500 mile mark to get the oil and any slivers of metal out of the rear end while still early in its life.

I do like some of the tips that I have read so far on how to change the fluid. I will be looking for the pump to help get the fluid into the case.

Not sure which fluid I will be using, that research is still on going.

Good luck to all those who change their own fluid.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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Changed mine at 12K and did not look bad or have much metal in it. Did stink though.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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Thanks ! I am in the process of changing mine right now.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:39 PM   #7
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the posi friction material can also make the oil look shiny like metalic paint. if there anent large metal pieces, i wouldnt worry too much. the gunk on the plug magnets is also common. but nice to see someone who cares enough to change the oil so early. :-) what oil did you replace it with?
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:57 AM   #8
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Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, thanks for the pics.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #10
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Replaced mine at 500 miles with Royal Purple. My plugs looked just like yours and color of diff fluid was the same. A hand pump worked wonders to get the fluid into the rear.
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Replaced mine at 500 miles with Royal Purple. My plugs looked just like yours and color of diff fluid was the same. A hand pump worked wonders to get the fluid into the rear.
After I let it sit for a few days the sediment on the bottom was unreal. I poured it out and there was a layer of sludge like covering the bottom. The best description is it looked like an oil slick covered the bottom of the pan.

I'm real glad that I changed it.
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Went royal purple
what's the part # Or what he label say?
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:36 AM   #13
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I havent had a chance to get under there and check mine out.. but how do you get the new fluid in there? Is there a special funnel or pressure gun you'd need since its under the car?
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Try this.

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Replaced mine at 500 miles with Royal Purple. My plugs looked just like yours and color of diff fluid was the same. A hand pump worked wonders to get the fluid into the rear.
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