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Old 07-19-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Differential lubrication

Reinstalling the diff cover on my 53 Ranchwagon. Maybe a spicer 41, not sure. It has the metal cover with the fill plug on the back. I noticed that the fill plug seems very low on the cover. I don't think the gear oil reaches the bottom of the axle housing. Doesn't seem like the gears would get much lubrication. I guess I just never noticed how low that plug is. Did I close the garage door? Anyway, just one of those observations. I am sure they have it figured out.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #2
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The ring gear picks the oil up and throws it around.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:09 AM   #3
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The ring gear picks the oil up and throws it around.
Yes..I guess I am comparing it to the fill plug on the drop out diff. Seems like that one is about centered on the axle tubes.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:15 AM   #4
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tommy: You must watch this video. Differential oil cover design is the key.
Very interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-yG3D3JBRs
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:22 AM   #5
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tommy: You must watch this video. Differential oil cover design is the key.
Very interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-yG3D3JBRs
Wow...That was great. Never realized how much the oil was displaced. That answers my question perfectly. Thanks..
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