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    Talking A nice surprise for a change...

    Finally got the time to swap out fluid in my 10-bolt. I'm pretty sure it has never been done.....fluid was nasty, real nasty. I've owned the car since 88k (now at 161k) and hadn't changed it yet, which I feel extremely stupid for, probably about as stupid as I feel for not buying SFC's yet (I'm guilty too Joshie ) But, to my surprise, everything else looked pretty fantastic. There was a very, very minimal amount of shavings on the magnet, and the pics below will show you the condition of the innards....









    Took a 3M scratch pad on an angle grinder to the stubborn old remaining gasket, and left the surfaces looking nice and shiny for the new one. (love having access to my dad's impact tools )

    BTW, just because I'm lazy, can't remember, and I'm lazy, can someone tell me which diff. has the yellow springs? Thanks.

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    Looks way good for all the miles.

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    Looks good, The ring and pinion look like they have a good constant cut patern on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Looks way good for all the miles.
    Yes, I thought the same. Was kind of half hoping for one of those surprise "previous owner upgrades they forgot to tell you about" things, but I'm actually happier the dumb broad didn't touch it (If I only took pictures the day I bought it.......)

    Quote Originally Posted by JaycenK View Post
    Looks good, The ring and pinion look like they have a good constant cut patern on them.
    That's pretty much exactly what my dad said when he came out and looked.

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    What kind of fluid did you use? That's a completely stock 10-bolt right? (i mean obv there are 10 bolt holes but u know what i mean haha)

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    Hahhaah. Mine is actually in good shape teeth, abs ring and spring wise. It doesnt make much racket except a whine from just beating on it. Its nice and tight and doesnt leak actually.

    Glad to hear/see yours looks the same to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    What kind of fluid did you use? That's a completely stock 10-bolt right? (i mean obv there are 10 bolt holes but u know what i mean haha)
    I don't know what was in it to begin with, my guess would be the stuff from the factory I switched over to Amsoil severe gear 75w-110 and put in their brand limited slip additive as well, just in case.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Hahhaah. Mine is actually in good shape teeth, abs ring and spring wise. It doesnt make much racket except a whine from just beating on it. Its nice and tight and doesnt leak actually.

    Glad to hear/see yours looks the same to a T.
    Yep, mine whines just a tad every now and then on a slow 90* turn, that's about it. Maybe one day we'll get those SFC's too We should set up a donation thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    I don't know what was in it to begin with, my guess would be the stuff from the factory I switched over to Amsoil severe gear 75w-110 and put in their brand limited slip additive as well, just in case.

    Yep, mine whines just a tad every now and then on a slow 90* turn, that's about it. Maybe one day we'll get those SFC's too We should set up a donation thread
    I could buy them right now.. but i like chipping away at my small amount of debt.. and buying something for fathers day..

    but... ill see what UMI and Ebay has to offer while im off ...

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