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Dana 60 fluid change

I finally got around to putting together my documentation for the front end fluid change. I've got a link at the bottom for the Sterling 10.5 that's was mentioned in a previous post.

If anyone needs and eyeball on the stuff if the've never done the job, HERE IT IS.
 
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i love how you do documentations on everything, they are so nice. good job on the install. i would like to add that you have to run around to warm it up with the hubs locked in, or else the differential grears wont spin. another alternative that would work if you had manual hubs, is to keep the hubs unlocked, but pull the lever/selector in 4hi. that would move the ring gear.
 
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That's a good write-up man - thanks!! What condition was the oil in after 60,000 miles?
 
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Good suggestion strokin. Just kinda 'assumed' most would engage 4x4 to warm up, but to assume can be dangerous.
 
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That's a good write-up man - thanks!! What condition was the oil in after 60,000 miles?
Well, since less than 10% 4x4, pretty good. In reality, probably less than 5% but all axle grease stinks! I really wanted to get rid of it incase of any moisture condensate.
 
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Guzzle did you give any thought to the idea of submitting these great articles?
Real nice work there.
 
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Guzzle did you give any thought to the idea of submitting these great articles?
Real nice work there.
Just sent FTE Jason a PM
 
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Is sucking out the old oil through the fill hole an option?? My diff covers still look like new, and don't need to be cleaned up or painted.
 
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Originally Posted by CAT_man_963
Is sucking out the old oil through the fill hole an option?? My diff covers still look like new, and don't need to be cleaned up or painted.
Yes, if you have the equipement.
 
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Originally Posted by CAT_man_963
Is sucking out the old oil through the fill hole an option?? My diff covers still look like new, and don't need to be cleaned up or painted.
That's always an option if you have a fill plug and can get the tube down to the bottom of the housing. The reason I always pull the cover is so I can get a good eyeball at everything inside. It's pretty tough to peek through that little hole with a flashlight. I also think that you will not get as good of a 'flush' by drawing it out with a pump.

In a previous life, I was in charge of fleet maintenance over about 300 trucks. I quickly learned that if you wait until something breaks it'll cost at least 3 times as much to fix it.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I documented my coolant filter installation.
 

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Oh, I forgot to mention that I documented my coolant filter installation.
wow, that is great. i would give rep. points if i could!! are you making any more kits? if you are, i would like to buy one with that powdercoated black bracket and housing, plus all the parts needed. it must be nice having access to an oven an PC sprayer.
 
 
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