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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Diff leaked after service

Changed oil in both diffs before hunting trip. During hunt, noticed oil all over rear brake pads and rotor. figured oil seal on input shaft was bad. ordered a seal kit from ebay (All Balls Racing). My service Manual wasn't very clear on how to replace just the rear seal by the input shaft? also, after researching , found some forums on not filling Diff all the way to the top, but to leave it 1" down? Any help or thoughts would be appreciated, Thanks ! 2008 XT 650 (also, one forum mentioned a silent recall on 2008 diff bladders?)

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I'd try lowering the gear lube level. I keep mine 3/4 - 1" below the fill plug. If you are changing the input seal, also check to make sure the plug is in the rear flange. Pull the driveshaft, remove parking brake caliper, and the rear flange should slide off. Bladders have been known to fail, they either hold pressure or leak. Being where the bladder is located, I'd almost think it was responsible for all of the oil on your brake parts.

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thanks RD, I will try that.

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I've found several bladders that have cracked in the bellows area, they look good at rest, but as soon as they expand they start to spray. Lot of different ideas on how to cure the differential leaks! Some change it to a dry cavity, others have resorted to a catch can. I added an additional bladder to mine, and mounted them up higher on the rear rollbar, it really just gave me a back up bladder if needed, as I can pinch/plug the line if one fails! I put a catch can on the front dif with the bladder attached to it.No right or wrong, just whatever works!
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10-4, I ordered new Bladders and will check out the old ones after replacement. They have 5,000 miles on them! Going to use Synthetic Oil this time and keep it about 3/4" below fill plug and see what happens. Thank you for the help!
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I've had great luck with the synthetics! Let us know how it worked.

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When my 2006 was new I blew a rear bladder,so I dropped my fluid level down 1'' and never had a problem after that.........

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Thanks Mike! Going to go through it this weekend. Leaving for a Bighorn Sheep hunt on the 19th. Hope all is well, Tom

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Thanks Mike! Going to go through it this weekend. Leaving for a Bighorn Sheep hunt on the 19th. Hope all is well, Tom

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Mine leaked after filling it also. dropped it down to about an inch under the fill hole. It hasn't leaked since I started using this level, every diff lube drop. I use Amsoil synthetic Marine Lower unit lube in all my differentials. Its water absorbing ability is excellent and its strength for sticking to ring and pinion teeth absorbs a lot of punishment. I use it in all my diffs. Never have had a failure with it in diffs or lower units.

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