Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Iron Range, Minnesota, USA
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I changed my rear diff fluid last week. Very easy to do, and I couldn't see paying a dealer to get it done there. Started by pulling off the plastic protective cover on the rear, then pulled the rear Richochet skid piece off. It is possible to do this without having to take off the skid, but you would need to rig something to funnel away the fluid as it would drain onto the skid plate. Once those are off, remove the upper fill plug, which is located on the left side of the rear diff. Next situate what you are going to catch the fluid in underneath and then remove the drain plug which is also on the left side of the diff. I would strongly recommend that before you remove the drain plug, that you clean it REALLY well. I say this for several reasons. There has been at least one person on here strip the allen head while removing theirs. The drain plug goes in approximately 1/8" past flush on the diff, leaving that amount of exposed thread to collect dirt and other nasty stuff that will make the removal of this difficult. When I was removing mine, I thought it was clean clean, and I could feel dirt binding in the threads. With that said, once it is out let all the fluid drain out. Clean the drain plug and the threads on the diff really good and replace it. Then add 10 oz of BRP diff fluid (or whatever comparible fluid should you decide to use something different), replace the fill plug and put the protective pieces back on the machine. This could be done in 1/2 hour easily. I would recommend doing this as there was some metal shaving in my fluid which is normal on any diff on a vehicle after normal break in. This is something that no one should be afraid of doing yourself.
06 Outlander 800 XT Camo-Ricochet skidz, HMF pipe, Dobeck, Dalton
03 Honda Rincon- MBRP pipe, Dynojet Kit, K&N
Team Outty 800 Member #4