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Old 08-15-2019, 08:54 AM   #1
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SS 1LE dif oil

Probably redundant, but I did a change (had done) and sure enough there was a lot of gunk and shavings. Car has 2500 I bought it at 2000. It also still had the shipping blocks on it (I found them earlier). First owner not too concerned.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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Mine was clean as new oil at 1500 like I thought it would be.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:29 PM   #4
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Mine was clean as new oil at 1500 like I thought it would be.
Do I really need to change it at 1500? I just hit that mark..
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:56 AM   #5
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Do I really need to change it at 1500? I just hit that mark..
If you're going to track the car, yes according to the manual supplement.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:13 PM   #6
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What about if its never tracked?
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:01 PM   #7
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If you're going to track the car, yes according to the manual supplement.
I am looking at the 2019 manual and supplement right now and there is nothing about a change at 1500.

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Originally Posted by Page 172
Rear Axle Fluid
Axles must have 2 400 km
(1,500 mi) before being used in
track driving.
The rear axle fluid temperatures
may be higher than when driving in
severe conditions. Drain and refill
with new fluid after the first racing or
competitive driving event, and then
after every 24 hours of racing or
competitive driving. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 328.
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I found this on page 188:
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. Should the vehicle be used
for racing or competitive
driving (after break-in), the
rear axle lubricant must be
replaced beforehand.
I like how they place conflicting information across three different manuals...

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Old 09-25-2019, 04:06 PM   #8
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What about if its never tracked?
Every 45k miles.
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:53 PM   #9
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I just did the rear diff fluid on my car at 8k miles. I never raced the car and the fluid was rather dark. I attached the pics of the drain plugs too which were nasty.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:48 AM   #10
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Thats normal.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:10 PM   #11
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I did a couple autocrosses before I changed mine (@1500 mi) and it was dark and sparkly (similar to Daily1LE). Glad I changed it before the time trial this weekend.

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Old 09-26-2019, 03:14 PM   #12
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I just did the rear diff fluid on my car at 8k miles. I never raced the car and the fluid was rather dark. I attached the pics of the drain plugs too which were nasty.
Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that a mechanical limited slip diff has clutches. I believe those clutches will wear through normal use, and shed material in the process. Is my understanding correct?
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