HOW TO LUBRICATE THE REAR AXEL

  • Tiny
  • camara
  • 1970 Pontiac GTO

I'm completing an overhaul of the car. This rebuild will not be used for racing purposes, only for show and sunday drives.
I want to properly lubricate the rear axle. What brand/specs of lubricants and servicing processes do you recommend?

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011 AT 9:50 AM

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  • Tiny
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Do you have a standard diff or a LSD fitted?

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011 AT 12:53 PM
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A standard one I think. I've got a "normal" gto with a three-speed gearbox.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 10:06 AM
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If you have a standard diff, (you can turn one wheel when it is jacked up off the ground) use 80W-90 gear oil, there is nothing else you need to worry about.

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 10:46 AM
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Ok. Thanks a lot!

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Monday, September 5th, 2011 AT 11:45 AM

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