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PostSubject: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:57 pm

Guess what happens when you fill a 3/4 ton limited slip rearend with 75-90 weight synthetic gear oil, and forget to add the posi fluid??????

taint good.
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:12 pm

I can "one up you", but I wish I couldn't. I just went to a Wagon Fest in VA. Had a great time, we stayed a couple of extra days. We went to Shenandoah National Park. I brought a starter, alternator, hoses etc. just in case. But I didn't bring a transmission. I have 2 in the cellar. So the car is 650 miles away, luckily I had a place to park it. Now I have to figure out that mess.

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:19 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
I can "one up you", but I wish I couldn't. I just went to a Wagon Fest in VA. Had a great time, we stayed a couple of extra days. We went to Shenandoah National Park. I brought a starter, alternator, hoses etc. just in case. But I didn't bring a transmission. I have 2 in the cellar. So the car is 650 miles away, luckily I had a place to park it. Now I have to figure out that mess.

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:17 pm

Where is that in VA
I have a few customers on the coast
I ship freight , they have warehouses,.etc...etc...etc..

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:21 pm

sdstick wrote:
Where is that in VA
I have a few customers on the coast
I ship freight , they have warehouses,.etc...etc...etc..

Just outside of Front Royal Virginia. I think about 75 miles from Washington DC.

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:28 pm

No Moa wrote:
Guess what happens when you fill a 3/4 ton limited slip rearend with 75-90 weight synthetic gear oil, and forget to add the posi fluid??????

taint good.

Something more then god awful chatter & groaning? Do tell

silverfox103 wrote:


Just outside of Front Royal Virginia. I think about 75 miles from Washington DC.

Tom

If Norfolk or Virginia Beach helps you at all LMK

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:41 pm

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silverfox103 wrote:


Just outside of Front Royal Virginia. I think about 75 miles from Washington DC.

Tom

If Norfolk or Virginia Beach helps you at all LMK

Thanks Steve, I believe those are at the other end of the state.

I will probably rent a car carrier, put the big hitch on the wagon and go get it, unless I decide to sell it. That's the plan right now.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:48 pm

No Moa wrote:
Guess what happens when you fill a 3/4 ton limited slip rearend with 75-90 weight synthetic gear oil, and forget to add the posi fluid??????

taint good.


My understanding is the posi additive isn't needed if the fluid is synthetic!?
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:40 pm

silverfox103 wrote:
unless I decide to sell it. That's the plan right now.

Tom

Is that the '94 Caprice? Question

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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:44 pm

Mike, some yes some no as I understand it.

Gesus Tom, sorry to hear that. Hope it works out for ya.
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:58 pm

Ok , so this brings me into the conversation. I am putting new gears in mine this winter. What exactly should I put back in the rearend? 94 Caprice ?
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:59 pm

mikiehews wrote:
No Moa wrote:
Guess what happens when you fill a 3/4 ton limited slip rearend with 75-90 weight synthetic gear oil, and forget to add the posi fluid??????

taint good.


My understanding is the posi additive isn't needed if the fluid is synthetic!?
Not true. You need limited slip additive in any gm limited slip diff. Gear oil choice has nothing to do with it.

Sorry about your bad luck with it Glen.

Tom, that stinks as well. I hope Steve will be able to help you.
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:02 pm

cloud 9 wrote:
Ok , so this brings me into the conversation. I am putting new gears in mine this winter. What exactly should I put back in the rearend? 94 Caprice ?
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You can run a synthetic 75-90, but stop by Dover Autoworld or robbins, and pick up a bottle of posi additive for gm cars. I always put the entire bottle of additive in first, then fill with gear oil. Would be a good time to replace axle seals, and don't forget the FEL-PRO diff gasket.
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:18 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
silverfox103 wrote:
unless I decide to sell it. That's the plan right now.

Tom

Is that the '94 Caprice? Question


That is it!
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PostSubject: Re: arrrrgh and if this day hasn't been aggrivating enough   Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:40 pm

Wow Tom, I hope that all works out for you!!!!

I have had a couple people mention not putting in the additive, then put it in when they realized what happened, and it worked itself out?
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