Diff Locks

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 14:57
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Hi I have just purchased a nissan patrol 4500 it has a lockrite diff lock in the front diff i am changing all the oils can anyone tell me what oil is used in these lockers
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 15:31

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 15:31
I Have a lockrite in my GU front diff and use the recomended oil as per manual.
The diff lock requires no special oils other than that normally used.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: Pezza - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:27

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 21:27
Howdy fellers,

Hope you don't mind me butting in here, I thought I'd take the opportunity whilst you're on the subject.
Dodger, just wondering if you have auto hubs, I was going to fit an auto locker in the front of mine until I was informed by a couple of sources that they don't work to well with auto hubs. Apparently they tend to 'catch' (correct word?) when not in 4wd?
Mucho grassyass for any info.

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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 00:09

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 00:09
Yes I have Auto Hubs and sometimes they do not want to unlock after use and take a little effort to free usually backwards & forwards a couple of times. When I know that I am going to do some pretty continous 4wd work I then manually lock and unlock them and all works well.
The locrite so far has not engaged whilst in normal 2 wd. It's been in for approximately 100,000ks.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Chaz - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:31

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2005 at 16:31
jt,

Just normal hypoid 90 weight gear oil is the go, but with the LockRite you can and should use an added friction modifier like Nulon or Slick50. Better still I would use "ProMa" additive if you can get it, for long life.

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