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diff oil!!!

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by mudpluggermax, Jun 18, 2009.

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  1. mudpluggermax

    mudpluggermax New Member

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    hello,

    i have owned my landy for 6 months now and have taken it wading a few times and i just had a spare half hour so i thought i would change my rear diff oil.
    when i drained it it was light grey and lumpy. when it had finished draining there was a yellowy, orangey colour almost gritty foam,on the surface quite hard to explain i will try and get pics.

    Any ideas what this is? should i be worried or is it just normal over time. Cheers thanks max
     
  2. Trewey

    Trewey Cockernee, Pasty munchin bastid.

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    It's water in the oil.
    Check your breather is clear and high enough to be clear of the water when you go wading.
     
  3. discomania

    discomania Well-Known Member

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    What he said - it's the water rusting the metal particles that are in the diff.
     
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