Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Harrisburg , PA, USA
Thanks for the replies.
I did not spin it and just released what was in it. I think the guy cracked it to drain for shipping because not a lot came out, only an ounce or two, and the lower plug was loose.
The plug was all but clean with some charcoal dust around the edges and that is it.
I had some Castrol synth gear oil with the slim spout on it and squirted a lot of that through it. Let it drain well.
Filled it with Amsoil Sever Gear wiped it down stood it upright.
I inspected the scrubbed spotless before hand oil pan, and I did see flecks in it. I am not too concerned as I suspect it to be quite normal in the first few miles and normal gear finishing.
I know I will need to drain it before a trip. It will not ship well standing up and no matter what, they are going to tun it on it's flattest side all through shipping. I guess no biggie just need an Auto Zone or Pep Boys for some Castrol Synth Gear oil on the road.
Now I need to find a "How To" on removing and installing a Final Drive, needed tools, and torque specs on everything I need to touch, and see if the small torque wrench will cover it.
As an aside, the rear rotor is still tight, no rattle, so I am thankful that is on as it should make a swap alongside of the road pretty easy with out having to deal with that, I may even put my near new rear pads in the "rescue" box also.
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