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loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 03, 2003 03:57 PM
I've read several posts about putting rollbar padding in the right side of the rear end to keep lube in the center section while cornering?? Is this for real or what? Oh, well, it won't be the first dumb thing I've done!

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted February 03, 2003 04:58 PM
There is a seal made just for that.
Cant say i have ever heard of using roll bar padding though.

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 03, 2003 05:11 PM
I guess I left out this is for a 7.5 10 bolt GM rear end...

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted February 03, 2003 05:11 PM
don't do it. i already slipped on that banana peel. when i went to change the gear to run a different track, guess what? poof! the padding was gone......but the gear oil looked a little thicker......

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 03, 2003 05:47 PM
OK... Sounds reasonable, what can be done to keep lube around the gears? Is the answer to over fill with lube? Should a filler be used? Thanks, loojack..

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted February 03, 2003 06:36 PM
loojack, i use 1 gallon of gear oil without any internal seals. no failures. i use a 9" so your rearend may not hold as much gear oil, but yes, i over fill it.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited February 03, 2003).]

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 04, 2003 11:42 AM
You can also buy something called a slug that mount in the pumpkin. This thing keeps the fluid where it needs to be. Saw one this weekend at a racecar auction

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 05, 2003 04:23 PM
Thanks, The way I see it that axle spinning in there can cause alot of friction and heat. I was just wondering if it worked. Thanks again! loojack....

Darcy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted February 05, 2003 07:16 PM
over filling the rear wont hurt it at all it is the cheapest way to keep the lube up

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 07, 2003 01:03 PM
On a 10 bolt gm, I guess that I'll need to make a filler of some type near the top of the rear end cover. Thanks, loojack..

WillieWinn
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted February 07, 2003 03:42 PM
Thread a pipe street-"L" into the filler hole. Turn the elbow up and then however high you want the lube, ***** a nipple on it. Then use a pipe cap. The lube will equalize inside with the height of the stand pipe. Cool, huh?

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted February 07, 2003 06:01 PM
Great idea!, Thanks, Willie!

Pigpen
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted February 07, 2003 08:06 PM
I tried it also.. poof it was gone... I use a 3" by 7" 14 gauge piece of steel (trim to fit) and weld it inside the housing- cut a hole a little larger than the axel and a few small drain holes at the bottom so the fluid can drain back...

cutnup
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted February 07, 2003 08:18 PM
we just tap a hole 3/4 the way up the rear end cover and fill it to there or almost there.

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