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Rear End Fluid Capacity

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    Rear End Fluid Capacity

    Anyone know from experience approximately how much fluid the rear ends hold? I'm not sure if I read it right but I thought my Helms manual said the diff would hold about 1.5 quarts. I am thiking the manual meant only the diff and not the axles because I dumped in 2 full quarts as well as the 4 oz of limited slip additive and its still not up to the fill plug. I also have TA girdle which is supposed to hold a little more fluid than the stock diff cover. I need to know how much more oil to buy. Thanks.

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    Only use the fill plug that is on the rearend housing. I have seen many people use the fill plug that is higher than the OEM plug and seen axle seals leak more and excessive blow by/fluid come out of the vent on the housing.

    ^ That is just my experience. I am running the same cover and always use the OEM fill plug and have never had an issue nor have I had an issue with any of the other rearends that I have built.

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    I put about 2.5 quarts in mine with a TA girdle on there.
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    Thanks. I ordered another quart the other day assuming it wouldn't need anymore than that.

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    My Strange 12-bolt took almost 6 quarts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrack View Post
    My Strange 12-bolt took almost 6 quarts!
    That's rediculous. You must have used the fill plug on the girdle. You're supposed to use the one on the axle housing. I have a Strange 12 bolt and it still takes less than 2 quarts. I'd drain and refill if I were you.

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    Where on the axle housing? I didn't see one.

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    Pass. side of the center just like the stocker.

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