Hey guys and gals, when I swapped out my rear diff fluid the other day I noticed a small amount of metal shavings on the drain plug. Just wondering if it is normal to see a small amount of shavings from wear over time or if this is something that could cause future trouble? The car is a 96' legacy l wagon with 97,000miles. I don't think it had ever been changed before, but I'm not certain. There is no noise or anything and she drives quiet and nice as can be. I think she'll go for many trouble free miles. What do you think?
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metal shavings on the rear diff drain plug 96' Legacy
Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:00 PM
Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 28 August 2013 - 01:02 PM.
Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:32 PM
"No noise" are the two key words in your post. That pretty much tells you the diff is in good shape. I wouldn't worry about it. A small amount of metal grit is normal. Replace diff lube, and you should be good for many more miles.
Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:18 PM
Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:52 PM
Good to know! Now hopefully this is the case with my front diff, when I change out the fluid as well.
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