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Old 05-10-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hey last night i was just doing a tear down of my car and i filled up my rear diff with 1k oil because it was very low, and it had very minimal run time on it. This was at night time it was getting late and i put the gear back together and went to bed. I woke up the next morning and opened it just to make sure i filled it up right and it was all gone. i dont have a leak, no oil by where it was laid. Its like it evaporated. Has anyone ever had this problem? Whats going on? My car is the hb d8. Thank you
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thats weird man although 1k is the thin not that thin though, was it real hot in your house or something?
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normal house temp. im gonna tear down my front and center and see how they are. it only has like 2 hours on them and the rear was like half empty before i filled it than it went empty.
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you must've been more tired than you realize, cause diff oil just don't vanish like that. It either leaked out or was never there to start with.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:57 AM   #5
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change your case
screw the set screw on the side good. like nice and slow
and change your O - rings
use this on them
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...am-Green-Slime
(very handy)

it says it for shocks but you can use it on the your diff as well...i have same problem. and got hb d8 too
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what do you think its doing. it aint leaking i mean there was no oil on the outside of the housing and it was only like 10:30 not late so i dont know if it was a weird deal or what.
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what do you think its doing. it aint leaking i mean there was no oil on the outside of the housing and it was only like 10:30 not late so i dont know if it was a weird deal or what.
Silicone does not evaporate overnight even if you just poured it on the workbench. Look for it.
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ah the magical Houdini diff oil trick. lol had to go somewhere
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Litte known fact - 1K diff oil is the favored beverage of choice for Manbearpig. It's on the internet, and as we all know, the internet never lies!
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Sounds like air pockets to me.
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Hey last night i was just doing a tear down of my car and i filled up my rear diff with 1k oil because it was very low, and it had very minimal run time on it. This was at night time it was getting late and i put the gear back together and went to bed. I woke up the next morning and opened it just to make sure i filled it up right and it was all gone. i dont have a leak, no oil by where it was laid. Its like it evaporated. Has anyone ever had this problem? Whats going on? My car is the hb d8. Thank you

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Ha i cant drink yet..... legally atleast. Air pockets! Thats what it was i guarentee it! Im going to buy some 2k oil drop it in there and put 5k in front and center. Ill see how it holds up. How do you get air out of the oil its self? Is the losi diff oil good? Thats all my lhs sells
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Ha i cant drink yet..... legally atleast. Air pockets! Thats what it was i guarentee it! Im going to buy some 2k oil drop it in there and put 5k in front and center. Ill see how it holds up. How do you get air out of the oil its self? Is the losi diff oil good? Thats all my lhs sells


ive used the losi diff oil its not, bad but boy is it thick now to get the air pockets out just turn the, gears in the diff slowly and you will see the little bubbles that come up. just turn the outdrive, slowly a couple of times and let it sit for about 15 minutes or a bit more.
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ive used the losi diff oil its not, bad but boy is it thick now to get the air pockets out just turn the, gears in the diff slowly and you will see the little bubbles that come up. just turn the outdrive, slowly a couple of times and let it sit for about 15 minutes or a bit more.
What would you recommend for diff oil. im thinking the associated stuff?
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