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rear diff lube change

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by lotec25, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. lotec25

    lotec25 Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 47

    Changed the rear diff gear oil on my 2500 tonight, and the stuff that came out looked brand new. Truck has around 83,000 on it. I bought it used not sure when it was changed but i put about 30k on it since I had it. What intervals are you guys changing your diff fluids at? I just spent 40 bucks in fluid and probably could of went another 10k easy. I checked the front diff also, looks clean I was going to change it, just not sure if I should hold off.
  2. Lifted4x4Astro

    Lifted4x4Astro Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Change the front too. Cheap price to pay for another 80k in service. Hell, you spend $20 - $40 every 3000 miles to change the engine oil. The diff's need service too. Don't forget the transmission and transfer case. A rebuilt diff will run you $1000 plus easily.
  3. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    what year is your truck lotec, just a reminder if you have a 2nd gen theres an additive you have to put in the rear and if its a third gen you just need synthetic with no additve. i would do the front diff too since the dodges dont have locking hubs
  4. lotec25

    lotec25 Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 47

    it is a 2000 2nd Gen, i picked up the oil and additive for it. They had a sale down here at advanced auto for the diff oil so I figured i would change it out also did a new pan gasket. I know it is cheap manintance and saves cash, but it was clean looked like fresh oil, i seen no metal particles, of course they could of been beyond what i could see, The pan was not even dirty wiped it out with some of the blue cotton shop towels. I was just wondering what millage you guys usually change your diff lubes at, I am planning on doing the front tomorrow.