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 Post subject: 9" Ford
 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:56 pm 
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I started to pull the rearend apart on the Fiat. I was going to do a gear change. I have new setup ready to put in, but the 35 spline axles that were supposed to be in there seem to only have 31 splines. Kind of a loose fit in my new MW spool. I'm not ready to fork out for new axles just yet so the old gearset stays in. I'm bummed. I will get some dimensions taken down and order a set of axles later on.
Anyway how much oil do I need to put in? Any recommendations on what brand to use? or to avoid? I have no idea what was in there and I hadnt better call the guy I bought the car from.

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 Post subject: Re: 9" Ford
 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:51 pm 
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2 quarts should do it

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The pumpkin has a fill plug in the drivers side and that is how much I put in mine, ie, I put it in until it runs out of that hole.

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 Post subject: Re: 9" Ford
 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Ken0069 wrote:
The pumpkin has a fill plug in the drivers side and that is how much I put in mine, ie, I put it in until it runs out of that hole.


Yep I looked for that plug and its not there. I remembered filling them and watching the hole from back in the old days when I worked at the local service station as a kid. Remember when you could get service at a service station?
I will put in a couple quarts and I should be good to go.

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 Post subject: Re: 9" Ford
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Don't believe I've ever seen a 9 inch pumpkin without a fill plug? The dragster has a MW aluminum housing with a Strange aluminum pumpkin and it's got a fill plug? Strange aluminum pumpkin that I broke in the Camaro a couple of years ago had a fill plug and so does the Moser nodular pumpkin that I replaced the Strange with. I guess there's a first for everything, hey.

And yeah, my first part time job was working at a service station washing cars in the dead of winter. I can remember ice forming on the inside of that wash bay roll up door glass too.

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There are some aftermarket pumpkins without it. Having said that, 2 quarts is fine.


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2 quarts it is then. Any brand I should avoid? Synthetic OK?

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Synthetic will work just fine but I don't see any advantage to using it. Any brand should do just check the rating on it and make sure it's a GL5. A friend of mine was having repeated rear end failures that didn't make sense until I questioned him on his gear oil. Come to find out it was some re-refined junk that was recommended for "topping off" only and wasn't really any good for that.

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I prefer synthetics, and I'm currently using valvoline.


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I run synthetic also as I've heard, don't remember where, that it reduces wear on these soft pro gears.

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