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Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« on: Apr 22, 2007, 04:33:30 PM »
I got my truck stuck on friday and I didn't get it out until sunday.  The rear axle was in water up to the center of the hub and the front was about 3 inches under water.  Do I need to change out my fluids or not?
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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 22, 2007, 04:46:13 PM »
I got my truck stuck on friday and I didn't get it out until sunday.  The rear axle was in water up to the center of the hub and the front was about 3 inches under water.  Do I need to change out my fluids or not?
I probably would just to be on the safe side.....might cost a few bucks but might save you a few hundred...plus it only takes like 15 minutes to do
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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 22, 2007, 08:26:19 PM »
While your under there extend your diff breathers so you don't ever had to worry about it again.

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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 22, 2007, 08:50:10 PM »
most def, bro! it'll save your gears/bearings.  Much cheaper to waste 30 bucks you might not need than to spend 200 you don't have.

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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 22, 2007, 09:18:53 PM »
deffinately put some new breathers on if you havent already.

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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 22, 2007, 09:57:58 PM »
I probably would just to be on the safe side.....might cost a few bucks but might save you a few hundred...plus it only takes like 15 minutes to do

most def, bro! it'll save your gears/bearings.  Much cheaper to waste 30 bucks you might not need than to spend 200 you don't have.

While your under there extend your diff breathers so you don't ever had to worry about it again.

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Re: Axles Under Water: Change Fluids?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2007, 10:49:41 AM »
If I had a hub submerged under water for 1.5 day's, ontop of checking the fluids (whether or not you have extended breathers.) I'd pull the locking hubs off to insure I didn't fill my hubs with water. 


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