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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    Putting 50wt shock oil in rear diff?

    What is the. Downside to putting 50wt silicone shock oil in the rear diff? I didn't have any diff oil available?

    I'm going order some in the mail a couple days to get here.

    I also used some bicycle grease on the ring and pinion gears.

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    Leaking, probably. I but 50 diff and its like molasses, big difference.

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    I don't think you want 50wt, other than gum up you gears it really won't do much. Now 10,000wt diff fluid in there, yes you will see a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    I don't think you want 50wt, other than gum up you gears it really won't do much. Now 10,000wt diff fluid in there, yes you will see a difference.
    how will it gum up your gears if its the same type of silicone oil w/ a diff viscosity?

    i made 80wt shock fluid out of 40wt shock and 10,000wt diff fluid and its working out better then regular shock fluid

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    Sorry yall are right it was 50,000 wt diff that I used.

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