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Bauer2 05-25-2013 11:12 PM

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.

Firefighter 05-26-2013 08:09 AM

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.

ICTsccaCamaro 05-26-2013 08:24 AM

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

LIM3 05-26-2013 08:46 AM

Is there a DIY on here for the change ?

The Stig 05-26-2013 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by LIM3 (Post 6590597)
Is there a DIY on here for the change ?

Yes. Check the DIY Index Guide sticky

Firefighter 05-26-2013 09:17 AM

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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Phdpsy 05-26-2013 04:04 PM

Any specific type of fluid you selected?

Firefighter 05-26-2013 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by Phdpsy (Post 6591637)
Any specific type of fluid you selected?

If you were talking to me go to post #78 of this thread...

I explain it all and give my feed back.

StephenS_84 05-27-2013 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by The Stig (Post 6590606)
Yes. Check the DIY Index Guide sticky

You sure about that? I didn't see one.

LIM3 05-27-2013 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by StephenS_84 (Post 6594527)
You sure about that? I didn't see one.

I can't seem to find it either

Firefighter 05-27-2013 12:37 PM

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.

Bauer2 05-27-2013 06:08 PM

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.

Sent from the fast lane!

chevy 3 05-28-2013 05:44 AM

What kind of oil is everyone using ?

etmx183 05-28-2013 08:40 AM

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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