grease in oil front diff 80 series

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:17
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Hi guys need info replaced the rear pion seal in the front diff when I drained the oil there appeared to be grease floating in the oil. Been told that it is coming from the cv's is this the case and how do i fix it and what sort of money am I up to. What will happen if the problem is not fixed straight away can I do more damage? Thanks in advance for all your advice
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:25

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:25
replace your axle seals . Remove axles ,replace seal ,repack cv not much to it . You need to do this every 40 to 50 ,000 kms , You will find diff oil in your hubs has washed away the grease in your cv's , if you dont repack them , they will $hit them selves real quick
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Follow Up By: Member - Tim D (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:35

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:35
what sort of money am I looking at
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:59

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:59
are you doing the work ? if you are , bugger all . Seals are around $10 and some CV grease. If your paying a workshop to do it , ad 3 Hrs labor
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:51

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:51
Is your rear pinion seal leaking or do you think the unis are the c/v's?
For a start, drain the diff oil and replace and monitor.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:57

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 08:57
He is doing the pinion seal in the front diff . I think he said rear pinion seal from habit .

How's has snail going ?

Ill post pic's on my latest project
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 09:00

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 09:00
lol . should say , How is your snail going hahaha
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 16:57

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 16:57
Hi Eric
yes its still a snail...till next week that is...then it becomes an expensive trip to the Dynometer....motor is going in starting monday.
I couldnt help think how well your old 80 would have went on Straddie

Yes rear pinion seal of front diff...im trying to work out how grease in oil and pinion leak got together,,,if both are happening, its possible that contamination has occurred, or simply the diff is worn and in need of a rebuild.
New oil and monitor may slow the leak and stop the grease...i would also suggest the valve at he end of the diff breather is filed in the bin and replaced with a hose extension and a old fuel filter ontop to keep dirt out...that way there is no suction past grease seals.

Another trick i picked up from another forumn (i wont devulge where) is to put a squirt of brake fluid into what ever is leaking and it will stop the leak.....now apparently this was a common practice at certain Land Rover service centres, and probably still is......

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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:52

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:52
I wonder haow ot=r why the brake fluid does this.
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