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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Hey guys, I'm gonna do the differential fluid change right now but I can't find how tight to tighten the drain and fill plugs using torque wrench specs. If someone can tell me the accurate amount in ft lb, I'd really appreciate it!!! thanks!!!

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by s_tharsan View Post
    Hey guys, I'm gonna do the differential fluid change right now but I can't find how tight to tighten the drain and fill plugs using torque wrench specs. If someone can tell me the accurate amount in ft lb, I'd really appreciate it!!! thanks!!!

    Tighten the fill/drain plug to 39 N·m (29 lb ft).

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    Tighten the fill/drain plug to 39 N·m (29 lb ft).
    Wow thats a lot compared to the 15 ft lb for the transmission fill/drain bolts. Thanks.

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    ive never used a torque spec on a diff check plug, usually just put it snug then 1/4-half turn and a spot of primer spray paint to seal it....stops it from spinning and make it more visible for any leaks.

    so was there a drain plug and a fill plug on the cts diff? how did you get the old fluid out, i want to do mine, se use to use a vacuum tube to get it out but i dont have that equipment anymore...it was at the lube shop i worked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    ive never used a torque spec on a diff check plug, usually just put it snug then 1/4-half turn and a spot of primer spray paint to seal it....stops it from spinning and make it more visible for any leaks.

    so was there a drain plug and a fill plug on the cts diff? how did you get the old fluid out, i want to do mine, se use to use a vacuum tube to get it out but i dont have that equipment anymore...it was at the lube shop i worked at.
    Sorry I didn't end you changing the fluid today because I was having difficultly with my jack. I will be doing it sometime this week but I'll post a DIY as soon as I finish.

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    ive never used a torque spec on a diff check plug, usually just put it snug then 1/4-half turn and a spot of primer spray paint to seal it....stops it from spinning and make it more visible for any leaks.

    so was there a drain plug and a fill plug on the cts diff? how did you get the old fluid out, i want to do mine, se use to use a vacuum tube to get it out but i dont have that equipment anymore...it was at the lube shop i worked at.
    mike whenever you wanna do it let me know lol but not thiss weekend im working days today and toorrow and gotta work mississauaga tonight

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    Ya in a couple weeks,workin right now and have a birthday up north next weekend to go 2. Still waitin on that job, but I've been told I'm gettin interviewed..they picked 9 out of over 65 applicants, and then cancelled 2 when they talked to them on the phone to book a interview, they must have been really dumb to mess up a phone call just to book a appointment...so its me vs 6 others,but I have a bad feeling they already picked some girl just haven't announced it,but I dunno if she even applied, otherwise she's gotta get the f outa my new office!! Lol.

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Hey if you guys end you doing the diff change before me, could you take some pics so it'll help me out. And if I end up doing mine first i'll do the same. Thanks. Also I got some limited slip additive too from the dealer. I still unsure weather I need to add that to my 04 CTS, 3.6L. But there's no harm in adding some is there?

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    well im waiting on you...lol...and i wouldnt believe that it would hurt by puytting additive in there even if it is requirement, but im not positive

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbest1980 View Post
    well im waiting on you...lol...and i wouldnt believe that it would hurt by puytting additive in there even if it is requirement, but im not positive
    im most likely going to use redline fluid with the gm LSD additive.. more slick is never a bad thing...as long as you have the proper gear oil weight you should be fine.
    GAETANO i forgot to tell you im off work tomorrow and i found my carpet stream cleaner, if you want to do your car link me because we are setting it up to do my cts, julez jag, maybe even my jimmy...so if u want yers done come on by....
    also could use a hand finding the loose part in the steering on the jag...Active green and Ross fuked with it to try and make more $...alignment needed tie rods, now all of a sudden there is a clunk in the steering and now they say it needs stabilizer link ends.. funny how all the parts they want to replace they have one good and one bad of on display...sounds like a scam to me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbest1980 View Post
    well im waiting on you...lol...and i wouldnt believe that it would hurt by puytting additive in there even if it is requirement, but im not positive
    I'm working a lot this week but hopefully I'll get it done by next weekend. In the mean time if someone could let me know if I should add the slip additive. I know the in Cadillac FAQ they used it but its for the CTS-V, wounder if its the same?

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    im most likely going to use redline fluid with the gm LSD additive.. more slick is never a bad thing...as long as you have the proper gear oil weight you should be fine.
    GAETANO i forgot to tell you im off work tomorrow and i found my carpet stream cleaner, if you want to do your car link me because we are setting it up to do my cts, julez jag, maybe even my jimmy...so if u want yers done come on by....
    also could use a hand finding the loose part in the steering on the jag...Active green and Ross fuked with it to try and make more $...alignment needed tie rods, now all of a sudden there is a clunk in the steering and now they say it needs stabilizer link ends.. funny how all the parts they want to replace they have one good and one bad of on display...sounds like a scam to me..
    i just got back from work passed right by your place, i took the Q.E.W home lol if i wold have saw his earlier I would have passed by lol

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    Quote Originally Posted by s_tharsan View Post
    Hey if you guys end you doing the diff change before me, could you take some pics so it'll help me out. And if I end up doing mine first i'll do the same. Thanks. Also I got some limited slip additive too from the dealer. I still unsure weather I need to add that to my 04 CTS, 3.6L. But there's no harm in adding some is there?
    wont do any harm, lol just a waste of money is all... it depends on when mikes wants to do his, mines still like new lol but then agian im on my third diff so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaetano04 View Post
    wont do any harm, lol just a waste of money is all... it depends on when mikes wants to do his, mines still like new lol but then agian im on my third diff so far
    third diff? why?

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    Re: Transmission Fluid Change

    mine original was howling annd whining like crazy so I swapped it out with one i found for like $450 with 2 year warranty,, that one started to leak from the output seal and both side seals.. so I through in a 05 LSD dif in there

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