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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:32 pm 
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My brother has cracked open the diff housing on his AU and there's no fluid left.. is the car ok to drive to a workshop or bad idea?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:47 pm 
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Bad idea if the diff is still repairable.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:15 pm 
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He already drove it home like that, apparently its clunking quite badly. I'm not really game to drive the car myself, it's got a few other bits smashed up on it (he hit a curb) :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:34 pm 
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Get another diff.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:49 pm 
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get another diff and do it in the driveway . . .

otherwise i would suggest a tow truck

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:57 am 
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it be f**k bad if has been driven for any amount of time with no oil!

would you drive a car with no oil in the diff?

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:16 pm 
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Nope.. I'm pretty sure its already up s**t creek anyway though.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:29 am 
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Forgetting about the torture to the diff, I wouldn't drive it because of the safety issues - what if the diff welds itself up, or breaks something and locks up on you. Tow truck all the way for this one.
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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:03 am 
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Diff is about the only component that wont survive without oil. Even driving the car in the driveway without having any oil in it, new diff, can stuff it.

Simple answer No diff oil, No move!

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:05 pm 
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Haha, an engine will seize pretty damn quickly without oil.
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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:24 pm 
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Have seen engines running for years as irrigation pumps with water as lubricant.

Drive a vehicle 10 feet with no oil, or with engine/gearbox oil in the diff, and you've probably stuffed the diff.

Is that a better explanation?

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Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:53 pm 
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Just for interests sake the car did end up being driven. It's going to be replaced anyway, the whole lot is stuffed.

 

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