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  • Filling differential fluid

    Just to confirm - Yesterday when I had the axles loose it looked like I lost quite a bit of differential fluid. When I took out the plug, fluid drained out. I assume there is plenty in there, but was wondering if I'm using the right plug. It's the only one I can see:

    Thanks,

    Justin
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  • #2
    Justin, I have a different differential than you, but the fill hole on mine is at about the same height in relation to the axle as yours. I was able to fill mine with a long narrow funnel without making too big a mess!

    Stan

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    • #3
      Yeah, that looks like it, if memory serves. There's a supposed to be a breather on the top of the diff as well. ISTR that when I did this it was easier to remove the boot floor (actually at build time it wasn't installed yet) and extend a funnel and tube down from above. Then fill incrementally.

      Edit: Btw, the resources page on this website has a build manual available in PDF form. It states that the diff uses about 1.1 litres (English english) of EP90 oil.
      Last edited by moosetestbestanden; March 16, 2008, 12:48 PM.
      Chris
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      • #4
        Thanks guys. Looks like I won't need to fill it then, since it's filled to the drain even with the lost fluid from yesterday.

        Justin

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        • #5
          The car should be level when you are filling the differential.

          They make an inexpensive plastic pump for the EP 90 that should be available where you buy the EP90. ~$10 or less.

          Doug
          Last edited by Doug Liedblad; March 16, 2008, 01:38 PM.

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