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dirttrackracer
Member
posted June 04, 2001 04:35 PM
How many quarts is everybody using in a 9" Ford floater rearend,I dont think I am using enough.Thanks


dqr-7
Member
posted June 04, 2001 06:06 PM
Yup...4 quarts.....1 gal...


dirtracer14
Member
posted June 04, 2001 08:26 PM
And thats with the seal in the tube. I allways put 4 in but the new car didnt have the seal so it filled the tube and started bearing failure. Just my 2 cents!!


dirttrackracer
Member
posted June 05, 2001 08:08 PM
14,what do you mean started bearing failure?I dont have seal,but I put a washer in right side tube,should I put in 5 quarts?

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dirtracer14
Member
posted June 05, 2001 08:20 PM
When i pulled my gear out to check it the pinion bearings had been getting hot, to me it looked like from the lack of oil. If you have made a way to feep the oil from rushing in the rr tube then i think you would be safe with 4. My car didnt have anything and lays over on the right side real hard i put the seal in befor i ran it again and it seems to be ok i will be pulling the gear tonight to check it and let you know.


start79
Member
posted June 05, 2001 08:26 PM
I've found that synthetic goes in a lot quicker!


dirtracer14
Member
posted June 05, 2001 10:26 PM
Pulled it out and it looks great....and yes i run synthetic oil also!


00BARE FAN
Member
posted June 06, 2001 08:16 AM
We use 1 gallon of X1-R...
Haven't lost a gear since we started using it


owracer
Member
posted June 12, 2001 07:14 AM
I have been using Mystic JT-7 gear lube for several years and have never had a failure due to lubrication. You can usually find this lube at farm and industrial supply stores.


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