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Ford Performance rear diff cover

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by paulny, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. nikhsub1

    nikhsub1 FRF Addict

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    What is the proper diff fluid to use?
     
  2. Frank N

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    Fir Gen2?
    It's a secret hidden in your glovebox....it even tells you how much. And for a bonus, how often depending on driving habits/conditions!


    Motorcraft® SAE 75W-85 Premium Synthetic Hypoid
    Gear Lubricant
    5.5 pints
     
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    The new diff cover takes more oil even at the lower fill hole. Buy +1 quarts than manual so you don't have to run back to parts store like I did.

    Also, I did not run the Motorcraft 75W-85 as it is hard to find locally except at dealer and it is relatively expensive there. So I used Royal Purple 75W-90. Max Gear Synthetic Gear Oil for Max Protection | Royal Purple
     
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    Yeah, sorry Frank what I meant was what are people using... my bad
     
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    Oh I don't know if someone mentioned this but those of you not used to using a draining diff, NEVER remove the drain plug before you remove the fill plug when changing the gear oil, fill plug removed first, always....unless you like risk, have a spare diff cover, like to make a mess and have extra time.

    A seized fill plug can make a 5 minute job a 30 minute job or worse, leave you sitting there with a drained diff and a cover your can't fill.

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    I am sure Jake17 will be ordering the eBay version....I hear they are like $20.
     
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    tip of the day
    :win:
     
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    I decided to pick up the ford performance differential cover from CJ pony parts. $209 shipped with their 5% off code (5off). Their installation video was worth a watch. It will hold more fluid if your truck is lifted in the front with collars.
     
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    Well this is interesting.

     
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    I watched this 2 nights ago, no diff cover for me...

    My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
     
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