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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Had my Cat for a couple of years now(700 XTX). Just getting to some modifications (roll bar, rear seats, exhaust...). Recent problems with the rear diff not engaged on right side, changed rear diff fluid but problem persists. A little research showed that the rear diff needs the friction modified 80W90 to work correctly because of the limited slip. Local dealer had no clue and in fact told me that there was only one type of gear oil for my XTX. So after pulling axles and not finding any problems I'm hoping that the friction mod oil does the trick.
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The friction modified should hopefully help you, I am a dealer and there is no excuse for a dealer not to know that since it is listed and pictured in the accessory book. I am afraid that your diff may be shot if you have used the wrong fluid for too long.
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what is this friction modified diff oil. I have not heard of it, and i have had my rear diff not lock up correctly recently.
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what is this friction modified diff oil. I have not heard of it, and i have had my rear diff not lock up correctly recently.
Not sure about all, but my 2008 XTX uses a friction modified oil in the rear diff and is needed because of the limited slip in the rear.
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what is this friction modified diff oil. I have not heard of it, and i have had my rear diff not lock up correctly recently.
Should have added that you can purchase the friction modified arctic cat gear oil or use a additive that many use in the limited slip rear gearboxes. The arctic cat oil costs around 5 bucks for 9 oz's (enough to do one oil change in the rear). I purchased mine from Country Cat. I started having trouble with my right side axle not engaging about a month ago, changed the fluid (it was low and pretty well contaminated but no metal in the gearbox). Same problem persists so now waiting for the right gear oil to get here and I'll let you know if it does the trick. Hopefully got it in time and hopefully wont have to drop a grand on a new rear end as eaac suggested.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 08:39 AM
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Welcome to the site. What part of AZ do you live?
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what is this friction modified diff oil. I have not heard of it, and i have had my rear diff not lock up correctly recently.
The XTZ does not use the friction modified gear lube, only the xtx because it is the only one with the auto locking diff. All the other prowlers just have live axles on the rear end meaning they are always locked in.
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