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mvierow
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posted 02-04-2002 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 9" rear end in my ford with the early style housing (smooth back). It doesn't have a fill hole like I have seen on some of the later style housings. How does one go about filling these cases, and with how much fluid? Recommendations on oil types/brands/weights would be helpful as well. The casing is bolted into the car at the moment.

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Mike

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steve'66
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posted 02-04-2002 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Does it have a fill hole in the center section (pumpkin, hogs head)? If not then you'll have to pull an axle to fill it. The proper fill level is the bottom of the axle tubes.

Next time you have the center section out drill and tap it for a fill plug.

Does it have trac-lock? If not just use 90 wt gear oil, 80-95 multi viscosity. Add friction modifier if it's a T-L.


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-04-2002 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The older rears had a fill plug on the housing. The later Ford rears had the fill plugs on the third member assembly. You can't combine a early housing with a later third member assembly.

They take two quarts of 85/90 weight.

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steve'66
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posted 02-04-2002 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

They take two quarts of 85/90 weight.


I think it's 5 pints Steve.


picky picky me,

SteveW

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Dave_C
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posted 02-04-2002 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
Mike,
Does it have a fill hole in the center section (pumpkin, hogs head)? If not then you'll have to pull an axle to fill it.
SteveW

You can also remove the vent from the drivers side tube. Some rears have a vent and a seperate bolt for the bracket to hold the brake lines, others have a combo vent/brake line holder. Put a length of rubber hose on the bottle of lube and squeeze it in. Takes a little while, but is easier than pulling an axle.

Later,

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mvierow
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posted 02-04-2002 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvierow   Click Here to Email mvierow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the comments guys. I checked the housing but I didn't check the center section for a fill hole. The entire thing is in peices at the moment so filling through an axle tube is not a problem. I'll make another effort and see where I get. Thanks!

Mike

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RonnieT
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posted 02-04-2002 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You realy need the fill hole in one of the 2 peices to ensure you have the proper oil level. If you don't add enough oil you will take a chance of ruining the bearings and gearset from lack of lube. Too much oil and the rearend will run hot and burn the gearlube, then you will ruin the bearings and gearset.

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