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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid Levels Prowler 700 xtx, 2009

I live just down the street from an AC dealer. Went in the other day to get some parts for general P/M. At that time I said thats the last time I see this AC dealer.

So today I decide to finish P/M for the hunting season, Oil, filter etc.

I looked at the service manual for fluids in my front and rear Diff. Then I check this board and a few sections on the internet, all sorts of different views. So trying to stay true and Not stoping at the AC dealer, I went to an auto supply store, lots of top name gear lube fluids. But not sure which one fit the AC modified friction suggestion.

So I go over to the AC dealer tell them I have a prowler 700xtx year 2009 and I want to change my front and rear diff's. They come back with 2 qt's of AC gear oil. I think thats more than I must need, I look at both and neither says modified friction. I tell the guy hey, AC says I need friction modified in the rear????

He says we dont even do that we use this. I said well why does AC ask for it, he gets snippy and says you want modified friction I will get it and returned with a 9.3 oz container. At this point I am not going to ask about how full.

I hate the service manual " Pour the appropiate amount of recommended lubricant into the fill/level hole." And another says: the lubricant should be 1" below the threads of the plug.

So I filled the rear with modified friction, and I filled it to 1" below the fill hole. And use regular lubricant in the front and its 1" below the fill hole.

Anyone want to sound in on if I screwed up or not, or need to change anything?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:16 AM
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Members have been finding that 1" down works the best. I think you did good by using what it calls for. I have a different diff and it calls for just regular gear oil so I am no help other than recommending you fallow the factory specs. You should be just fine. Good luck hunting



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Mostly just a camp that I claim is a hunt, but gives me a chance to ride for the week at about 9,000 foot level. And not a lot of room for a broke down machine, I have heard the 1" debate and it seemed to be the best, so I went with the fluid , Cat suggests and went with the 1". Was pretty suprised when the Cat dealer got snippy, about wanting what Cat says to put in. Shows dealers are not the best resource!
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I ran into the same kind of problem with engine oil at the dealer. We have to be smart customers or they will sell us the bathroom sink. Have a safe and fun trip. Share some pictures



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I had a very similar experience at one AC dealer as well.. they told me they had never heard of friction modified???? that's total BS.. the xtx diff's need the friction modified, I even run it in my front.. it's just a little better than the regular stuff. I have a 2010 xtx and I did a bit of a "diff. breather upgrade" basically a home grown mod I made up to give the diff a little more room for expansion and I fill mine right to the fill hole.. until it runs out.. the whole inch below the fill hole in mine only puts about 6 ounces or less of oil in the diff. and in IMO i don't think that's enough to properly lube a diff that sees any amount of speed or stress... Just goes to show, the dealer doesn't always have the best advice or knowledge.
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