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Re: Jeep service costs

Ummm, without wanting to add fuel to this little fire, there are different schedules for petrol and diesel - hence some are coming from different directions.....
And FWIW, changing the diff oils is not difficult - this from a while back....
Diff oil replacement
I reckon anyone towing should consider sooner rather than later - are you there Bob???
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:34 PM
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Ummm, without wanting to add fuel to this little fire, there are different schedules for petrol and diesel - hence some are coming from different directions.....
And FWIW, changing the diff oils is not difficult - this from a while back....
Diff oil replacement
I reckon anyone towing should consider sooner rather than later - are you there Bob???
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I hear what you are saying John. I'll get on to it when I get a chance.

There is another issue that I haven't hear anyone mention. It used to be routine practice to change diff oil after going through water crossings. A hot diff plunged into cold water can suck in quite a bit via the breather. Not sure if this still an issue with the modern diff.
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Re: Jeep service costs

Water evaporates over time out the same breather. I had done a few deep crossings and found no sign of water in mine at 96k. The breathers dont take much to be lengthened if you feel the need.
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Bob is correct, a hot diff submerged (and ever been game to stick your hand on one after a run?), will definitely test out the input and axle seals, let alone suck through the breather if it goes under.
Emulsified oil won't release its water content easily, and certainly won't do its job very well.
As per previous, worth while extending breathers if dunking regularly.
Always good off-road practice to stop and check out a crossing and not only to let the bits that will go under water to cool a little.......but we are a fair way off topic here......
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The wk2 uses gore diff breathers, they terminate at just above the 510mm wading depth, and they are supposedly very effective at preventing water entry....

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Yep, and knowing that the breather will seal if submerged makes it even more imperative to be aware that a rapidly cooled diff will suck from somewhere to equalize the pressure.
More than likely it will be past an axle seal, and if that happens to be under water..........
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I was a bit surprised when i dropped the diff oil in our 2012 at 40K and found the oil in both was a bit dark and smelly - not burnt, but not pristine either.
I refilled with Redline 75W90.
At 80K I dropped the oil again and although a bit dark, it wasn't as smelly as at 40K.
As the vehicle is constant 4wd and we tow 2.3 ton regularly my feeling is that both diffs are hard working, and they do get pretty hot.
The cost of changing the diff oil is small biccies compared to the overall picture and not a hard job to do yourself if you really want to save money.
I'll maintain the 40K change on our 2015, based on our circumstances and experience.

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John,
I stumbled upon this thread 2014 GC ELSD Fluid Black . It seems it is normal for ELSD oil to turn black quite quickly. The ELSD uses a wet clutch pack similar to a motorcycle clutch and this produces the debris that turns the oil black. The discolouration settles down after a couple of changes. This doesn't explain the front diff oil being black but others have suggested it might be assembly lubricant. In any case you've probably done your diff a favour changing oil when you did.

Couldn't get Mopar diff oil at the dealers. They get it only in bulk for the workshop. I noticed that our shady old friend GL Lubricants http://www.gllubricants.com/index.ph...&product_id=85 now stocks Mobil 1 LS 75W-90 so I ordered 3 quarts. That should do front and rear. Cost was 62.51AUD including postage.
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Speaking of Mobil 1 ESP. I see that Autobahn now stocks it, in 1 Ltr and 5Ltr containers.
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Any idea of cost?
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I thought the pricing was comparable to GL Lubricants
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I checked my local Autobarn yesterday, $110 for 5 litres, $22 a litre.
Mobil dealer I buy through is $14 a litre.

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I got my last 20l from Pacific Petroleum on the Gold Coast as per previous,
$234 for 20l drum.
Autobarn may be convenient but I think I'll stick with my supplier, at almost half the price/i.
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