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Old September 27th, 2006, 02:16 PM
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3 oil spots under center differential {...}

I will notice 3 little drops of oil in a straight line from door to door {...} right under my center differential. the drops are not big (quarter size) and do not seem to be dripping a lot. I have yet to see it drip but i see it on my driveway. the drips have to be coming from the differential i figure. is there a seal i can replace on this? do you guys think this might be the problem?

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also, since im sick of having the garage rape me of my money, how do i change the differential oil myself? is it the same deal as changing normal motor oil? where is the spout to pour the oil in?

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Old September 27th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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There are a bunch of seals you can replace. I wouldnt worry about a few drips. Just check the level when you change your oil.

yes you can change the tranfer fluid yourself an easy job. the bottom of the transfer case has a drain plug.

I think 80/90 weight is recommended??
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Old September 27th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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just check the level of fluid in the t-case every time you change your oil
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Old September 27th, 2006, 03:46 PM
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There is no spout for the diffs. Just a fill plug (near vertical) and a drain plug, on the diffs themselves. Diff oil is a pain to replace if you do not use some kind of pump type of container with a hose. I used to use a cylinder type of heavy oil hand pump (much like a greaser) but that was a pain to keep re-filling.
Last time I tried a large garden type plastic container with hand pump in the lid, (the generic kind that is also used for pesticides/ same type as the power bleeder) that you can purchase at any hardware store. I pulled the insecticide sprayer nose off the hose part, but kept the trigger on the hose. I filled the container, pumped it up, and presto, the 80/90W oil pumped into the diff. Didn't even have to stay under the Rover. It was a little slow in filling, but worked like a charm.
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