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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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12 bolt, 3.73 posi to fill up rearend? Thanks.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 01, 07:49 PM
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It should take between 2-3 quarts, fill it till it is even with the fill hole.

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Don't forget to put in the bottle of GM limited slip differential additive with the gear lube.
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This is a good topic. I have a slight leak from an old trac bar weld/crack. What type of gear lube do you use. How often do you add the posi lube?

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Speaking of the posi additive, why do they insist on putting it in tubes shaped like toothpaste? No tip to reach the hole in the side of diff. case. I lost about a half tube awhile back trying to get the stuff in. I E-mailed the company and asked them to look into a better packaging design.

Sorry, had to vent. It still irritates me. Try not to spill any on the floor. LOL

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stewie,
This has been discused much here. I like Amsoil series 2000 gear oil in a posi rear end. I have been using it for many years with very good results. It needs no additive for the posi. Others here don't like synthetics, but I think that may be because of some of the junk synthetic oils on the market. If you don't want synthetic oil just use any 80W90 gear oil and 1 bottle of GM 1052358 additive when ever you change your oil. If you have a Auburn posi use 2 bottles of the additive. If you want the best synthetic, click on my link below.
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Put the additive in the bottle with the oil and put it all in together. It's much easier.

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I used the Amsoil 2000 after reading a prior post by Big Gear Head. It took about 2 1/4 qts., no additive.

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Thanks guys! Used 2 quarts plus the additive. Steve - you're right on the "tootpaste" tube! Just wanted to make sure that I was not under or over filling it.
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Big Gear Head, thanks, I feel like a weenie now. LOL But, in my defense, I was adding to a allready full diff. LOL

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 01, 08:34 AM
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big gear head,

I assume you are using the 75W90 grade Amsoil series 2000 gear oil?
Will this gear oil work ok in a 12 bolt with an eaton posi unit?

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Rick,
Yes the series 2000 works well with the Eaton. No additive needed.

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I use Torco racing oil, 85/120 weight I believe, and Torco GM friction modifier. Tom's Differentials who I purchased my 12 bolt Eaton posi rear from would not warrantee the rear if I used anything else. Seems they really trust that oil. It's a bit pricey at $7/quart.

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WHAT DOES ANYONE think about the redline rear end oil? good bad? Im just about to fill my stock tenbolt posi rear with some
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 01, 11:22 AM
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Well Steve what I do is this. I connect a rubber hose to the end of the gear oil bottle so I can hold the bottle anywhere there is room. I pour about half of the first bottle in then stop and mix the additive in with the rest, then fill it till it just starts to run out and it works pretty well. Thought I would share.

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 01, 11:34 AM
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Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly does the additive do for you?

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