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truckin 79 01-27-2020 06:31 PM

Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
Did a 79 1/2 ever come with a posi rear end? I need to change gasket and fluid but did not know if I needed to add special posi fluid. I have a big oil sludge hanging under rear end and so I think it is leaking gear oil and needs changed.
thanks

Matt Man 01-27-2020 07:45 PM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
Could have came with a g80 which required the additive. Once you have the cover off you will know if it has one or not.

mongocanfly 01-27-2020 10:30 PM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
Does it still have the spid in the glove box?...

cadillac_al 01-28-2020 07:59 AM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
I always used Carquest gear oil that works in either one.

CSHADES 01-29-2020 11:02 AM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
We started using the Ford posi additive to anything with posi traction.

truckin 79 01-29-2020 12:27 PM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
I do not have spid had to change glove box doors as hinge was gone. I just assumed most later trucks with be a one legger and no posi. I heard that if you go with Synthetic a person does not need to posi additive. Is this true?

Matt Man 01-29-2020 01:30 PM

Re: Changing rear end fluid posi or not
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by truckin 79 (Post 8668322)
I do not have spid had to change glove box doors as hinge was gone. I just assumed most later trucks with be a one legger and no posi. I heard that if you go with Synthetic a person does not need to posi additive. Is this true?

No synthetic fluid does not replace the posi additive.

This is a open rear end:
https://i.imgur.com/EkVYTbkh.jpg

This is a g80 rear end:
https://i.imgur.com/7jKhvnDh.jpg

The g80 in the half ton axles (12 bolt, 10 bolt) are not very good I would be surprised that it would still be in there. My 81 came with one but when I got the truck it was not there, just had a open diff.


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