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Old 12-11-2002, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default changing out rear diff fluid question

ok, it's bout time for me to change my tranny and rear diff fluid. my problem is, i have the rear factory diff protector. how have you guys changed the rear fluid w/that thing in place. i looked at it and it seems like if i undo the drain plug, it's going to pour onto the protector.

so what's your solution to this?

searching didn't help, hopefully someone on here can.

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Old 12-12-2002, 09:32 AM   #2
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I believe the diff protector can be removed pretty easily by taking out a few bolts.

Anybody know?

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Old 12-12-2002, 02:03 PM   #3
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Default Just get a big oil Pan....

Not sure about the Factory diff protector but I've got duff's and
It was easy to change the dif fluid out,
just put the biggest oil pan that murrays (autostore) has under it.

wait a long time,

flush dif w/ some extra diff fluid,

after refilling and tightening the plugs back up spray the whole area really well w/ simple green,

then hose off into pan

should be just fine and any oil left on the diff protector will be great for preventing rust....

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Old 12-12-2002, 03:32 PM   #4
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hmm, i'm a little hesitant bout leaving that much fluid in the diff protector, wouldn't it splatter around once you're moving, and possiblly spill on your driveway?

i think i should craw under there again, iirc, there should be a drain hole in the diff protector(crossing my fingers and hoping they're there)
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Old 12-12-2002, 04:16 PM   #5
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If you wanted, you could drill 3-4, 3/6" holes in the very back, on the bottom of the diff protector... I have heard of a bunch of guys doing this, with no negative results.
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