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Old 09-06-2008, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all - 2000 DII SD7 - have the Mobil 1 75w90 for a fluid change and the rave manual - but what size / type of socket do I need for the fill plug as I can't even see it ??? also Rave says Loctite the fill and drain plugs - is that the best ??? thanks.
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Use a extension from a 1/2" socket and ratchet, will fit right in.
Don't forget to do your diffs. also, 2.4 quarts for the t/case and 1.8 for each diff.
Also make sure to check the magnetic plus for metal chunks.
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No metal chunks - a few tiny shavings. Drain plug was flush with the casting / came out and went in fine. Fill plug was sticking out 3 to 4mm - went back in the same - torque wrench suggested not going any tighter - anything to be concerned about ?
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As longf as you are not leaking. If you are leaking, try some teflon tape and a little more torque.
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Anyone know where I can get replacment fill plugs for the diff's that are NOT plastic?

Mine are starting to get a little worn.
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Expedition Exchange, they have solid brass plugs with o-rings.
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Thanks Mike! Looks like they have a couple other things I'd like to aquire as well.
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Use a extension from a 1/2" socket and ratchet, will fit right in.
Don't forget to do your diffs. also, 2.4 quarts for the t/case and 1.8 for each diff.
Also make sure to check the magnetic plus for metal chunks.
Mike
Should I run some kind of flush or solvent thru the diffs or t-case prior to draining. There is quiet possibly mud or water in the diffs from my last outing...
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No, just drain and inspect the magnetic drain plug fefore refilling. A little magnetic mud is normal, if though you see checks of metal or shinning bearing material, then you might want to go to the heavier 85W/140 gear oil to prolong the t/cases life, same for both of the diffs.
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