I have touched the brakes lightly to stop the wheelspin,and it will lock right up. In case anyone is wondering it has held up very good 20k and not a problem. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job to put it simple if its a locker mechanical use straight gear lube in the weight manufacterer recommends or aftermarket carrier recommends. Let the stuff soak in and work. I have the same problem on my 2000 Chevy silverado 1500.
Some folks have commented that if you don't keep the fluid low, the excess will be forced out the vent tube. Its no different that transmission clutches and trans fluid already has a small amount of friction modifier made into it for this same purpose. It will cause inoperation of locker or not releasing at times. Just ease on the throttle,and it locks,and away we go. Many auto parts stores perform this task free of charge. Its when the limited slip slips that is can cause chatter noise and the additives is designed to eliminate that noise.
A liter is just a touch more than a pint. I fill mine all the way up and just wrap the plug with teflon tape. I just towed a 5,900 lbs Bobcat skid loader on a 1,500 lb heavy duty trailer in the Texas Hill Country with my extended cab 1500 Silverado with the 5. Notice: Eaton locking differentials used in 10. Start by bringing it to an Auto Zone they will hook it up to a computer, most of the time their machine will give multiple reason's why your light is on but sometimes they will tell you exactly what it is. Adding friction modifier additive can cause a loss of locking differential functionality.
It will hold about 2. By measuring the oxygen in the exhaust gasses before and after the cat, the computer assesse … d whether or not the cat is doing its job. The company that made that rear end put the fill line where they think it should be, Gm decided they liked it below that. Their extremely close tolerances require a lower viscosity thinner lubricant to get in those tolerances. My last truck had the same statement in the owners manual, and as soon as I changed fluid the diff started chattering feels like two blocks of rubber slipping past one another. Important: Installing any friction modifier causes the clutch pack in the locking differential to slip and miss engagement.
My 2013 manual actually states this: Rear Differential: To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. Its designed to get you and keep you from getting stuck, not for performance at 60mph like you would need in a Corvette. It is really no different than a Dana Power-Loc. I went from no leaks at all to two almost over night. Some have drain plugs and some don't. Lower the jack until the Silverado's weight is supported only by the jack stands.
Normal pressure for these engines when…. I have torn G80s apart that have grenaded and, other than the engagement pawl that forces the clutches together; there is not one gear-on-gear or tooth-on-tooth direct drive link in them. Modern cars and trucks need much less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still have needs. If you have a limited slip with a clutch pack in the carrier use a limited slip gear lube or straight gear lube with a bottle of limited slip additive. The rest must settle into little nooks and crannies. That would depend on the car it is in, because of the size of the oil pan.
People that complain how it works,just do not use the throttle correctly. This condition would be noticed in parking lot maneuvers, turning, or during locking differential engagement and may be more noticeable when the differential is hot. What follows is our quick reference guide to many of the recommended routine maintenance tasks, most of which you can do yourself at home. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. Oil pressure on these engines are lower than typical V8 gas engines.
Depends on if you're talking towing or loading into the bed of a pickup. Quadrasteer vehicles use Dana axles and have a different fluid requirement. I did mine at 600 miles and again at 1,200 miles. I am sure that the owner's manual and the Helm aren't wrong and you aren't in danger of underlubricatating but I feel that if it is going to leak overfilling the diff won't be the cause. A fluid flush can often remove debris that is a contributor to clutch chatter. Some have drain plugs and some don't. .
Also note, don't confuse gear lubes that say suitable for use in limited slip differentials with the additive, the are different. After removal, make match marks on all parts to ensure correct re assembly. I believe its meant to tell the consumer that additional additive is not required above and beyond that which is already found in gear oil. After its done draining out you can put the plug back in and wipe any engine oil that got on the engine off. This way, if you have trouble loosening it, you're not left with an empty differential. A limited slip won't do that but it not good for traction in off-road situations due to its limited slip design.