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    Telluride diff fluid change

    If the manual is correct ( pg 22 23 ) this should be a fairly quick job to change the fluid only
    thinking of 300k . JB weld or silly putty is not what I want
    I was trail riding 2 days ago and sometime the wheels did not lock very well.
    Its great for general trail riding but on some steep dirt hills a lot of front or rear tire spinning.
    Lot of youtube videos but they all are a disassembly of the diff .

    Any thing else I shout know ?

    thanks in advance

    Fred..

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    You could use 300 or even go up to 500k if you really want to slow down the diff action. I believe the stock is 100k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TireSlinger View Post
    You could use 300 or even go up to 500k if you really want to slow down the diff action. I believe the stock is 100k.
    Thank you for the reply TireSlinger
    The local hobby shops only carry 100K and 500K
    I will mix for a 300K . Try it out at 300K and go from there .
    I like the turning of the Telluride I don't want to lose that

    Fred..

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    SUCCESS !!

    The 300K in the rear works very nice for Trail and driving and crawling
    The turning is VERY good
    After mixing 500K and 100K to get 300K it was not fun working with that GOOP.
    It sticks to everything

    Fred..

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    The front tires occasionally only 1 spins when climbing over tree roots and rocks
    Now time for the front .
    Its a messy job mixing fluids to get 300K
    stock is 100K front and rear.
    Should I use 300K in the front or go straight to 500K
    any disadvantages going with 500K ?

    thanks


    thanks in advance

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    I use 500k in both without any disadvantages to speak of such as decreased turning radius,it still turns very sharp as it did with the factory 100k fluid. The performance during climbing and crawling was vastly improved. The 500k or any other will thin over time during use so keep that in mind.

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    I stuffed mine with 500k diff fluid too. Seems to lock the diff enough in climbs while still allowing diff action in tight corners.


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    Thanks for all the reply's
    500k diff fluid is going into my Telluride

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    Telluride diff fluid change

    On a diff note, what kind of grease did you all apply on the ring and pinion gears? I used the associated silicone grease but thinking of replacing it with white lithium instead as the silicone one makes a weird sticky noise.


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    Both diffs now have 500K oil
    I did some minor backyard driving / crawling and use bricks for terrain
    Its nice to have all 4's constantly grabbing

    Quote Originally Posted by metblack328i View Post
    On a diff note, what kind of grease did you all apply on the ring and pinion gears? I used the associated silicone grease but thinking of replacing it with white lithium instead as the silicone one makes a weird sticky noise.


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    I am using Traxxas silicone Diff grease

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    Quote Originally Posted by metblack328i View Post
    On a diff note, what kind of grease did you all apply on the ring and pinion gears? I used the associated silicone grease but thinking of replacing it with white lithium instead as the silicone one makes a weird sticky noise.


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    On those gears I used automotive wheel bearing grease.

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    Hi Guys,
    On the subject of diff fluid, I ordered Associates 1Million Diff fluid from Tower, I coaxed it onto both fromt and rear diffs - full to the top. Diffs are very tight, but it turns on a relatively slippery surface without scrubbing, but it has waaaay mor traction than stock. The 1M fluid is like twin pack clear resin glue just before it sets stickly and almost solid.

    Crownwheel and pinion lube ? I use a very tacky waterproof grease (lime green colour) that "strings" easily - it does not go hide in a corner like most greases - it seems to stay stuck on the gears.

    I have done a heap of upgrades to my Telly in the past months, on a super tight budget and it recon it will give many scale crawlers / trail trucks a rood wakeup call. And it all still looks stock :-)

    I absolutely love the "Tellurider" (as my kids call it)

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    I have put 500 in the front and 1,000,000 in the rear. It's a perfect combination for my needs and still turns tight corners very well.
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