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Hey guys, I know in the past some of us have had a few issues with differential seals leaking (specifically rear axel seal) because of pressure building in them. My question goes to the guys with the newer prowlers 2011 and up. Just curious if this problem has been resolved in the newer models to see if this is something I should be concerned about if I decide to get a new ride in the next couple years. I fixed my problem by drilling the dry cavity just wonder if it still needs to be done on new ones.. I love my ride and was thinking about a 1000 later on in the future.. :rolleyes:
 

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Hey guys, I know in the past some of us have had a few issues with differential seals leaking (specifically rear axel seal) because of pressure building in them. My question goes to the guys with the newer prowlers 2011 and up. Just curious if this problem has been resolved in the newer models to see if this is something I should be concerned about if I decide to get a new ride in the next couple years. I fixed my problem by drilling the dry cavity just wonder if it still needs to be done on new ones.. I love my ride and was thinking about a 1000 later on in the future.. :rolleyes:
That's a good question ????????????????????
 

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I looked at a demo wildcat that had a little wet around where the axles went in to the diff. Not bad but it was wet. The front diff was dry from what i could see.
 

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I looked at a demo wildcat that had a little wet around where the axles went in to the diff. Not bad but it was wet. The front diff was dry from what i could see.
I dont think a little wet around the axle seals is a big deal,one buddy of mine has a 2013 T-REX 4 seater and another buddy of mine has a 2012 rzr-s and they are a little damp around the axle seals,I have a 2006 that is dry around the seals,I did the diff mod also,another buddy of mine has a 2010 T-REX and he cant keep the drive shaft seal from leaking.
 

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yeah, a little damp is normal for any seal for sure... just wondering if anybody has had any major issues. Mine are dry around the seals now after doing the mod.. just wondering if I get a new one if it will be worth doing right away.. come on new owners... lets hear it.. good or bad..
 

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cant help you buddy,Iam a old owner and probably always will be.:D
 

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I guess we will find out when muddogEFI gets his new one.lucky dog.
 

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yeah for sure.. I would love to have mine with power steering.. guess I missed it by one year..
 

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yeah for sure.. I would love to have mine with power steering.. guess I missed it by one year..
you and me both I would love to have it,back several years ago I rode one with power steering,I loved it.I had it priced to me for 735 dollars.
 

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Well I almost crapped my pants
Let me start over, bought a 2012 XTX 700 brand spankin new, the other night I joined, making intro and then reading a ton of post which this one was one. now that im home I went out to give the new girl a once over to really see where everything went. Sure as heck the left side axle seal is dripping and gear oil slung all over the left side bracketry.
I have like 2 hrs max and have been breaking it in with some river running in 4 hi and some road running in 2 hi but nothing hard at all.
Called the dealer since I just picked it up Friday.
Oh well I guess that answered the original question as to if its still an issue.
 

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Well I almost crapped my pants
Let me start over, bought a 2012 XTX 700 brand spankin new, the other night I joined, making intro and then reading a ton of post which this one was one. now that im home I went out to give the new girl a once over to really see where everything went. Sure as heck the left side axle seal is dripping and gear oil slung all over the left side bracketry.
I have like 2 hrs max and have been breaking it in with some river running in 4 hi and some road running in 2 hi but nothing hard at all.
Called the dealer since I just picked it up Friday.
Oh well I guess that answered the original question as to if its still an issue.
when you have the dealer look at it make sure it dont have to much diff fluid in it,the fluid level should be down 3/4 to 1'' below fill hole.
 

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Well I almost crapped my pants
Let me start over, bought a 2012 XTX 700 brand spankin new, the other night I joined, making intro and then reading a ton of post which this one was one. now that im home I went out to give the new girl a once over to really see where everything went. Sure as heck the left side axle seal is dripping and gear oil slung all over the left side bracketry.
I have like 2 hrs max and have been breaking it in with some river running in 4 hi and some road running in 2 hi but nothing hard at all.
Called the dealer since I just picked it up Friday.
Oh well I guess that answered the original question as to if its still an issue.
Yup, sounds like its still a common issue for sure. Don't worry though, the solution isn't extremely hard to do and as far as I have seen and heard it cures the problem completely. it basically gives the rear diff an open air vent for the hot air that pressurizes the diffs. Lots here to help you with that.
 

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I checked level now and I can't touch oil at about an inch down.
I read the posts about the filter gutted with breather fix, gonna look into that a little deeper now. The one suggestion I didn't see in that thread was to use a shop vac to help suck away the shavings, I remember that old trick from somewhere.
I sent the dealer a couple pics but this guy needed wisdom from another service mgr, we'll see. Either way its new axle seal.
Does anyone think I messed up any bearings? Wonder if I should drain oil and see how much is left?
 

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I checked level now and I can't touch oil at about an inch down.
I read the posts about the filter gutted with breather fix, gonna look into that a little deeper now. The one suggestion I didn't see in that thread was to use a shop vac to help suck away the shavings, I remember that old trick from somewhere.
I sent the dealer a couple pics but this guy needed wisdom from another service mgr, we'll see. Either way its new axle seal.
Does anyone think I messed up any bearings? Wonder if I should drain oil and see how much is left?
your bearings will be alright.like you said have them put a new seal in it,I have never had a seal leak but had a bladder bust.
 

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Yup, sounds like its still a common issue for sure. Don't worry though, the solution isn't extremely hard to do and as far as I have seen and heard it cures the problem completely. it basically gives the rear diff an open air vent for the hot air that pressurizes the diffs. Lots here to help you with that.
I didn't do the dry cavity fix,but I did the catch can and run bladder to the roll bar.and on the front I took bladder off the nipple and put a hose on it then bladder,a buddy of mine did blow a front bladder on his 06.
 

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My bladder for the rear runs up to just above the filter access panel and its clamped to the roll cage.
Does anyone know off hand what size that tubing is so I can get a filter and a breather.
 

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My bladder for the rear runs up to just above the filter access panel and its clamped to the roll cage.
Does anyone know off hand what size that tubing is so I can get a filter and a breather.
they must have made some changes on the new ones,thats good.Iam not sure what size your hose would be. I run 1/4 gates green lable gas line hose.
 

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Ok cool, thanks for the input, I think I'm gonna add the gutted filter and end cap filter to the stock setup. I looked and the hole into the gear case is at the top of the case so I'm not sure of the location on the proposed newly drilled hole on the upgrade but I think I'm gonna try just venting it first.
Worse case it bleeds again and I take it in for warranty, got 3 yrs to get it right.
 
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