Axle oil experiences opinions

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by 2.8jonny, 15 September 2019.

  1. 2.8jonny

    2.8jonny Registered Capri Power Member

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    Just fitted a new quaife differential and set preload and lash appropriately, I used ep80w 90 gl5 oil and have more whine than previously.
    I'm just wondering what others have experienced in this respect as I'm gonna change out the oil once run in for a couple 100 miles and intend to use proper ep 90 in the hope it will improve the slight whine.

    Any recommendations for oil appreciated.

    Just for the record the whine is only slight, on the over run and easily removed with music.

    Jon.
     
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    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I'm sure I was told quiafe say to use the Castrol b373 oil same as a standard lsd
     
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    2.8jonny Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for that, I'll look in to it but what I've read online suggests that the quaife atb can run in pretty much what ever the original application uses. Weird.

    How is you axle sounding now??
     
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    mgentry90 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I had some whine on the overdrive on the way to Brooklands but can't say I heard it on the way back. I don't tend to pay that much attention when I'm in it lol, too busy trying to keep my right pedal off the floor
     
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    stuball Registered Capri Power Member

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    I also have a Quaife ATB diff, just run it on normal 85/90 GL5 gear oil. Cant comment on any whining noise as I had quiafe gears fitted at the same time which are still bedding in
     
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