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ib516

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Posted: 03/10/12 06:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's the list:

- Flushed power steering system with a flush chemical and refilled with semi synthetic fluid by BG Products HERE. I used the BG quick clean (purple can), ran the truck a bit, turned the wheels back and forth a lot stop to stop, then flushed and refilled with the BG red 'Power Clean' power steering fluid.

- Did a rear diff service, went from 75w90 synthetic and this diff cover:


(NOTE: That liquid under the truck is water, not oil -- from slush dripping off the chassis)

To this cover filled with 5.5 quarts of AMSOIL 75w110 gear oil:



- Then I did an oil change/chassis lube. First I added some engine flush (LINK), and idled the engine for a bit, then drained and refilled with 15w40 dino oil and a Fleetgaurd Stratopore oil filter.

- Next I changed the fuel filter and air filter. I used the Fleetgaurd Stratopore fuel filter, and the NAPA 9946 air filter with 4" pleats.

Weather was great, all work was done over at my buddies place. What a great way for a gearhead to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks Ron (CND Supercrew) for lending me the gear oil pump. It made the job much easier!

* This post was edited 03/10/12 07:28pm by ib516 *


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Posted: 03/10/12 07:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice work, but does the good looking diff cover add capacity? "filled with 5.5 quarts of AMSOIL 75w110 gear oil:"

The 11.5 Rear Axle only takes 8.45 Pints stock. Overfilling can blow out axle seals I hear.


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Posted: 03/10/12 07:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes it's about 2x as deep as the stock cover.

Stock, it held about 3.6L (just under 4 quarts). I have serviced it twice in stock form. This time, I bought 6 quarts, and I used 5.5 of them give or take.

Here's a shot of one I got off the web that shows the depth better (not my truck).



I like the PPE cover as it has fins on the inside too. Most are smooth on the inside and have fins just on the outside.



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Posted: 03/10/12 07:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great for your truck and you obviously enjoyed yourself; would you like to borrow my Land Cruiser next Saturday and relive the joy again?

LOL

I'm basically due to drain & fill everything and you've motivated me to quit putting it off and man up.


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Posted: 03/10/12 07:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like u had a minor spill.

Must be the weather is as nice up there as it is down here to be working outside this early in the year!

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Posted: 03/10/12 07:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2003silverado wrote:

Looks like u had a minor spill.

Must be the weather is as nice up there as it is down here to be working outside this early in the year!

Weather was great, we lost a lot of snow today. The spill was just water dripping off the truck. We caught all the oil in the drain pan.

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Posted: 03/10/12 07:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good job IB but from my experience its really hard waxing those fins
You mention "lube" also. So you did get the front drive shaft lubed also
That little needle don't do much good if you can find the hole. Terrible design with no lube zerks IMO. Yeah old school comings out I guess.


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Posted: 03/10/12 07:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Yes it's about 2x as deep as the stock cover."

Thanks for the pics, good looking unit.

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ib516 wrote:

Here's the list:

- Flushed power steering system with a flush chemical and refilled with semi synthetic fluid by BG Products HERE. I used the BG quick clean (purple can), ran the truck a bit, turned the wheels back and forth a lot stop to stop, then flushed and refilled with the BG red 'Power Clean' power steering fluid.

- Did a rear diff service, went from 75w90 synthetic and this diff cover:


(NOTE: That liquid under the truck is water, not oil -- from slush dripping off the chassis)

To this cover filled with 5.5 quarts of AMSOIL 75w110 gear oil:



- Then I did an oil change/chassis lube. First I added some engine flush (LINK), and idled the engine for a bit, then drained and refilled with 15w40 dino oil and a Fleetgaurd Stratopore oil filter.

- Next I changed the fuel filter and air filter. I used the Fleetgaurd Stratopore fuel filter, and the NAPA 9946 air filter with 4" pleats.

Weather was great, all work was done over at my buddies place. What a great way for a gearhead to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks Ron (CND Supercrew) for lending me the gear oil pump. It made the job much easier!



the before picture show the differential has been hot
Do you feel it was?
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Posted: 03/11/12 04:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great job ib516 but I have a question, being that you are from Canada why don't you have your truck sprayed with Krown to stop the rust? I live in Mi and get my vehicles sprayed every year, and I have zero rust anywhere.


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