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Offline Cosmosdan

Water in differential
« on: July 26, 2016, 08:41:25 AM »
I had more water than oil in the rear diff. Any other way it got in there besides the vent tube? Also they need to learn how tight fasteners need to be. Broke a ratchet trying to get the filler plug out. Needed a pry bar the first oil filter change too.
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Offline chuddly

Re: Water in differential
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 08:49:09 AM »
it could get in via the axle shafts but oil would likely be coming out if that was the case
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Offline Z8rider

Re: Water in differential
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 08:49:49 AM »
You can barely tighten those plugs and they will be a bear to break loose after a couple years.

I would check vent tube connections and routing.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Water in differential
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 08:57:07 AM »
I have often wondered if it were possible for water to enter through the 4WD actuator housing some way. Besides the vent I know on Brute Forces the axle & pinion seal design will allow water to enter from the outside when the static pressure of the water outside exceeds the oil's on the inside. Remember, water is heavier then oil. That intrusion through the seals happens when the diff is under about 8" of water. Food for thought when you are in deep water....with any machine.
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Water in differential
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 11:13:11 PM »
NMKawirider, you might be on to something. My vent is up high and haven't seen any oil leaking. The front was OK but changed it anyway.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet