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leaking rear diff
Posted 03 March 2004 - 05:34 PM
the noise turned out to be a heat shield that resonated right around 3300rpm. i'll poke around more this weekend to try and stop that....
Posted 03 March 2004 - 06:44 PM
thanks again for the link.
Posted 03 March 2004 - 09:52 PM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 10:15 PM
Anyway, I haven't had a repeat.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 05:16 PM
commuter - how much did it cost to drop the diff and replace all the seals? just wondering if mine goes that route if i should consider it or if it is better to just have it done...
Posted 04 March 2004 - 05:41 PM
If it hadn't been so cold, I would have wiped the thing down and done more investigation to find the actually leak.
Interestingly, my dealer told me that Subaru doesn't recommend synthetic gear oil! Seals tend to leak. I was running synthetic at the time. Don't know if I buy that one or not.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 06:18 PM
I just sold my Jeep and I had found a leaking diff ten years ago.
I always meant to put in seals but never did.
It used one pint a year in my use and I told the new owner to watch the level or change the seals.
Posted 04 March 2004 - 06:41 PM
Posted 04 March 2004 - 07:06 PM
Posted 05 March 2004 - 11:57 AM
You could monitor how much comes out from the catch can and if it went up a ways it just might cure it.
I have seen some odd things with diffs in the winter. When the oil gets thick it can pump in strange ways.
I had a VW years ago in Maine that on the coldest days would actually drive in neutral.
I had fitted it with an old hotplate under the crankcase to get it to start and once I got it going it would first stall the engine several times and then go driving down my drive way when it warmed enough to let up the clutch.
I cured that by very light oil in the tranny.
I still don't miss the winter that much here in SF.
Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:25 PM
Posted 05 March 2004 - 05:40 PM
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