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 Post subject: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:49 am 
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Wanting to change my diff oil.. because sadly ive just been lazy.. lol and been too caught up with the eng and tranny i forgot about the diff.. :oops:

Ive read, on the EL's i can just undo the lowest bolt and the oil will run out? Is this true? Or do i have to do as my gregorys says and take the whole backing plate off and get a new gasket etc?

What oils are people using these days for there LSD's? Not the biggest "spender" but $40odd dollars is fine.. :roll: :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:56 am 
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Yep lowest bolt is drain bolt.

I can't remember exactly which one I used, but it was specifically for LSD and had anti-chatter additive in it also. Probably Castrol, or Penrite.

But anything that says it's suitable for LSD will be fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:46 am 
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Alright mate, thanks, i just went and bought 2.5L of penrite gear oil 85w140. So ill drop that in today hopefully, then she'll be fully serviced.. ahah

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
Alright mate, thanks, i just went and bought 2.5L of penrite gear oil 85w140. So ill drop that in today hopefully, then she'll be fully serviced.. ahah


The Penrite stuff will be "Limslip ##W###"....for LSD's.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:01 pm 
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I've been using Valvoline 80/90 - check the bottle, IIRC does say can be used for conventional and LSD - about $8- $9 a 1 L bottle - diff is around 1.6 - 1.8 L refill ??

You can get clear 10mm plastic hose from Bunnings for $5 to use as a filler with a funnel - run it along the diff and tape it above one of the rear tyres, and gravity feed the correct amount.

Before you put the filler bolt back in, reach in with a finger and check the level is just below the filler hole.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:48 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Falcon96XR6 wrote:
Alright mate, thanks, i just went and bought 2.5L of penrite gear oil 85w140. So ill drop that in today hopefully, then she'll be fully serviced.. ahah


The Penrite stuff will be "Limslip ##W###"....for LSD's.


This stuff is limited slip stuff, says - "gear oil, premium mineral, for all diffs including limited slip" and says down the bottom "replaces both hypoid 85w140 & LIMSLIP 85w140"

So apparently its the same stuff? And is Blue :| lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:52 pm 
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this stuff >>>>>>>

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Penrite seem to have consolidated a lot of their range recently.
Anything that was remotely similar is now one product.
They've also updated a lot of them to semi-syn.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:30 pm 
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I have tried a few different diff oils, and have found Castrol SAF-XA Full Syn to be the best for me. If you drive your car pretty hard it may be worth a look at

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
this stuff >>>>>>>

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That's what I have in mine. No problems whatsoever.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Fair enough, i will give this penrite a try and if it doesnt seem to make a difference ill switch to a full syn,

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:31 am 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
cjh wrote:
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Alright mate, thanks, i just went and bought 2.5L of penrite gear oil 85w140. So ill drop that in today hopefully, then she'll be fully serviced.. ahah


The Penrite stuff will be "Limslip ##W###"....for LSD's.


This stuff is limited slip stuff, says - "gear oil, premium mineral, for all diffs including limited slip" and says down the bottom "replaces both hypoid 85w140 & LIMSLIP 85w140"

So apparently its the same stuff? And is Blue :| lol


Must have changed their packaging.....used to be Limslip.....I have a drum of of Limslip 140....very, very hard to pump on a winter's day.

 

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 Post subject: Re: changing EL diff oil
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:08 pm 
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Falcon96XR6 wrote:
this stuff >>>>>>>

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Put this stuff in today ^^

Went for a half hour drive and noticed an amazing difference from the word go, best $33 i ever spent. Made my old 340k diff feel and sound like new,

I recommend this sh*t to anyone & everyone! (That has an LSD of course)

Just thought id update, enjoy!

 

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