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    Diff OIL pics

    Since I see everyone is adjusting their fluids! Can anyone take pics of the operation going down? Not exactly sure how to do it! Thanks

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    Page 26&27 of the manual.
    Rear differential:
    1. Remove the two 3x20mm button-head screws that secure the
    top bumper mount to diff case.
    2. Turn the chassis over and remove the two 3x12mm countersunk
    crews that hold the bumper/skid plate to the bulkhead. The two
    front screws do not need to be removed.
    3. Remove the 3x20mm button-head screw from the bumper
    mount and tie bar.
    4. Slide bumper assembly off of the chassis.
    5. Remove the tie bar from the chassis.
    6. Remove the two 3x15mm button-head screws from differential
    cover. Do not remove the two screws that secure the shock tower.
    7. Remove the differential cover and slide the differential out of the
    front of the case.
    8. To reinstall the differential, reverse the steps.
    Refilling the differential:
    1. Remove the four 2.5x10mm screws from the differential case
    and carefully pull the diff case halves apart. Work over a towel to
    collect any fluid that drips from the differential.
    2. Drain the fluid from the differential. You may wish to remove the
    spider gears from the differential to make this easier.
    3. Place the spider gears back into the diff case, if you removed
    them. Fill the diff case with fluid until it the spider gears are
    submerged half way.
    4. Rejoin the diff case halves, using care to align the screw holes.
    Be sure the rubber gasket is in place, or the differential may leak.
    5. Install the 2.5x10mm screws and tighten securely.
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    Hey beet, do you know how much diff oil goes into each diff? (oz.)
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    Pictures?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedemon954 View Post
    Pictures?!?
    I didn't take the time to take pics the first time I did this.. I was learning as I went. I was assuming to up the front to 50k and take pics then but it runs So Good now that I probably won't mess with it unless something breaks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    Hey beet, do you know how much diff oil goes into each diff? (oz.)
    Not much..maybe not even 2 tablespoons. I highly suggest buying 100k and 50k. Do an approx 60/40 mix of both in the rear to shoot for 75k and when you ever decide to do the front drop the 50k in. I've been bashing all weekend in the melted snow/mud ans salty streets on my 3s! An Absolute Blast! Handles and responds wonderfully!
    Last edited by cooleocool; 01-09-2011 at 02:41 PM. Reason: merge
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    so 1.75 oz of 50k and 1.75 oz of 100k would be enough to do 50k in front and mix of 75k in the rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    so 1.75 oz of 50k and 1.75 oz of 100k would be enough to do 50k in front and mix of 75k in the rear?
    at least 5 times over!
    and just an fyi... I ordered 50k and 100k traxxas labeled lube from tower. the 50k came 1.75 oz and the 100k was 0.7 oz.. I never looked @ the quantity but even @ 0.7 oz of the 100k I still have 3/4+ of the bottle left!
    Last edited by beetroot72; 01-09-2011 at 04:46 PM.
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    awesome lots of help! So you used traxxas diff oil correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedemon954 View Post
    awesome lots of help! So you used traxxas diff oil correct?
    Yup...Disco!
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    Kool, thanks for the help!
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