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Rear diff lube changes
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:13:14 am »
Not sure if this issue has been on the list before ,but what does everyone thing about not having to change the lube in the rear drive again after the first 500 miles service . Has anyone had a problem with the rear drive yet .
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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 03:19:15 am »
you'll get 2 sets of opinion on that one.

 - first one, people that follow the triumph recommended service intervals
 - second one, people that change it every so often because the washers are cheap, and it doesn't require much fluid

I haven't decided what I'll do. I tend towards the idea of changing it periodically, just to see the condition of the oil... but, if I swap it after say 20K miles, and it looks new, I'm not likely to ever do it again.

There are other threads on it!  :001:

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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 04:57:21 am »
Yes it has been discussed before. Personally I was changing it every 5000 miles, when I change the engine oil, ( I don't wait the 10,000 miles to change the engine oil)  but after finding the fluid so clean each time have now decided to change it only every 10,000 miles. 
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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 01:34:23 pm »
I change it every 10,000 miles at the same time I am changing the engine oil. It takes every bit of five minutes. The oil has always came out looking new so the change may have been unnecessary, but it makes me happy and that is all that matters to me. Always have done this and never had a rear drive failure, EVEN ON MY BEEMERS  :007:

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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 01:39:49 pm »
I am with NavyDad, but I (plan to) do it every 20k miles. I did it every 24k on my BMWs and also never had a final drive issue.
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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 01:43:42 pm »
I do the same as NavyDad.  Every oil change.    This simple task can be completed while the engine oil is draining.   It takes less time to just do it than read all the discussions on it.  Just sayin'.
And I've yet to see a compelling reason not to.

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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 07:43:58 pm »
Agree with the consensus here...

My mechanic suggests changing it at every oil change(5000 mi for me) since it's so easy and inexpensive-he doesn't even charge for it except a few $ for the oil. Better safe than sorry with final drives(ask BMW  :016:)

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Re: Rear diff lube changes
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 08:35:23 pm »
It's such a simple, easy job why worry about it? I do mine every other oil change it takes minutes and cost vary little. Overkill maybe be so what?
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