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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2005, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where is the fluid going

[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]I just can't figure it out. There aren't any leaks. Within the last year I have added 3 qts of gear oil to my rear diff. Last month I cleaned every thing up real good, replaced the gasket, then refilled. Today the rear end was screaming...again. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] This time I added a quart of Lucas,(it took the whole quart to fill it. Any thoughts? [img]images/graemlins/wall.gif[/img]
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Re: Where is the fluid going

How're your axle seals? My cousin's GMC K1500 w/14SF went through two sets last summer rapidly, the latest set seems to be good.
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Re: Where is the fluid going

There isn't any oil in the drums or any where else. I guess seals are ok?
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Re: Where is the fluid going

Probably a long shot.....but I read somewhere a while back about someone discovering their diff was sporadically burping fluid out the vent for some reason. I don't remember why it was doing it but I THINK it was related to it being partially clogged and building up pressure that would release once in a while when it was hot....

Anyway....like I said...a long shot at best.

Your axle seals could also be seeping a little and it can be hard to tell...you really have to get your head in there and look behind the axle for wet spots...my SUB dribbles a little when I park it on a hill sideways....sounds like you are leaking too much to be that but just a thought.

But do you park sideways on a hill alot????
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Re: Where is the fluid going

I always park level. There isn't any evidence of leaking through the vent hose, but I will check. I have been looking for an excuse to extend the hoses and top them with K&N breather filters anyway. Thanks for the input.
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