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Old 05-08-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Changed Rear Diff Fluid Today

Changed the rear diff fluid today. After 64,000 miles, it was pretty nasty. Refilled with Mobil 1 70W90LS. I also replaced my diff cover, since it was getting crappy-looking---EVH stripe-job pics below. It took about 2-1/2 quarts to fill. Anybody who's thinking about doing this, do yourself a HUGE favor and buy a pump that screws onto the quart bottle (I got mine at Advance when I picked-up the gear lube). It was like 7 bucks and worth every penny.
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Definitely not for everyone, I'm sure, but I love how it turned out.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Changed Rear Diff Fluid Today

Awesome! I have to change mine soon!
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:58 PM
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I'm not seeing how you kept it so sharp. I call only you will know you did it. Others will think you purchased it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:04 PM
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Exceptionally cool!!!!

What would a Judas Priest cover look like.........
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:07 PM
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nice dude shit looks good
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:29 PM
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That's AWESOME man Eddie would be proud
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:41 PM
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That is a pretty cool cover.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:10 PM
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freakin tits bro
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:22 PM
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That cover ia badass man, I need to change my fluid also
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: Changed Rear Diff Fluid Today

that looks pretty neat! I have all the stuff to do my rear end when I get the time.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:49 PM
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Exceptionally cool!!!!

What would a Judas Priest cover look like.........
Nice job. The Judas Priest cover would have to have some razor blades or a screaming eagle.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:20 PM
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Thanks guys-
I'm pretty psyched with how it came out. After putting that cover on I reallized how bad my undercarriage looks after a long, hard winter. I did some wire-brushing and painting today, and also ordered some new RS9000XL shocks.
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