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Another gear oil change question - 05 GT

When changing gear oil I've always used brake cleaner to hose out the differential, however that has always been in my Jeep with either A) open diffs or B) Mechanical locker & mechanical limited slip - aka, no clutch packs.

I'm going to be tackling the gear and trans fluid in the 'stang today so I figured I'd ask before I break something - Will the clutch packs in the Mustang's diff be ruined if I hit them with brake cleaner? Or should I just hose everything down with the brake cleaner like I'm used to?

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Your getting crazy. Just dump the old and put in the new.

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I spayed THE SH!T out of my diff with brake cleaner. And don't listen to ole "dirty gary". Clean that crap out good. I found a very small amount of metal shavings at the bottom. No offense gary....it's fake name calling I'm giving you, not that real stuff I do on democrats.
 
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I ended up just going for it and cleaned it out good. Tried not to spray right onto the clutch packs but got everything else.

The old gear oil in there was probably no more than 5-10k miles old so I wasn't too worried about it being filthy, though I did find a bit of crap on the magnetic drain plug. What a PITA though, had to pull the panhard bar to get the cover off.

Just finished cleaning myself off from all the gear oil that leaked from my ****** pump. Now I just gotta finish cleaning the garage and get the car off the jackstands.

Maybe I'll leave that for tomorrow. Where's my gin.

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Gear oil....reason number #1 I epoxy'd my garage floor. 1,000 dead a$$holes will haunt that concrete for eternity. Gear oil doesn't forgive.
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I use my parents' garage and asked if they would like me to epoxy the floor in exchange for all the time I spend in there... they declined. Wtf. Why would they pass that up? haha.

I got most of the gear oil up tonight but will soak the rest with brake cleaner tomorrow and get it up as good as possible. Gear oil doesn't actually smell TOO bad if it's only got a few thousand miles on it... After 100k+? mother of god. You should have smelled the vile sludge that came out of my Jeep's front diff when I took it out of storage a couple years ago.

I have a shirt that got soaked by the Jeep gear 2+ years ago. It has been through the wash 100+ times and I wear it every time I work on the car/Jeep and it STILL smells VERY strongly of gear oil, to the point that I can't wear it anywhere except when i work on cars.

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1st.......Go Romney
2nd.....I am dirty.. ask my wife
3rd....cleaning the crud from the bottom is not the same as spraying the gears and clutch packs. Especially in a street car where you almost never get over 100. Just not necessary.
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