Has anyone ever installed a drain plug for the differential? Or, know of an easy way to change the fluid without tearing it all apart?
Ms Kiss said:...why can't I drill a hole, tap it, irrigate it, use a magnet pen for the shavings, one more flush and fill, and throw a plug in.
84c4 said:...November 1998???
Ms Kiss said:?????? Isn't that like taking the oil pan off to do an oil change?????? Don't think I want to have to do that annually.
Seriously, you make it out to be a hard job and it's not. I can do both axles on my Jeeps in about 45 minutes, taking my time. I like to inspect the ring and pinion for signs of premature wear. You add ten minutes to the job (only one axle). If you are not concerned about the condition of your gears, the drain plug is the way to go, I guess.
I just look at a few more minutes as cheap insurance and piece of mind.