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Howdy folks. I'm needing a little help on my high milage 1998 mustang gt.
It's got 200k miles on it. But then engine only has maybe 100k. So it runs like a champ still. My brother owned it before me so I didn't know what had done to it maintenence wise.
Well I found out recently he has never changed the differential fluid! Wtf?
So obviously I should change it asap, right?
What oil though? I see a lot of people using royal purple 75/140 or whatever it may be. Is this good for a high milage differential? Or should I select one without friction modifiers in it and add my own?
It doesn't seem to make noise, maybe a bit but nothing terrible. It could also be coming from something else back there. I don't know really. The dmn car is so loud I can't really hear anything but rumble. But I love it. I figure changing old diff oil would be a good first step?
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You can check to see if you have a limited slip rear by checking the body tag axle code in the driver door jam area, the tag on the axle, or you can jack up both rear wheels. If, when you spin one wheel, the other spins in the SAME DIRECTION, you have a limited slip. If the other wheel spins in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION, you have an open differential.
Many confuse the PCM/ABS controlled Traction Control and Traction-lock. T/C was standard in most MYs, but optional in a couple...
Yep, you are right. I know the difference between a LS rear (traction lok) and traction control. I could swear I saw a magazine review of these model years that said the LS was an option, but they could have gotten it wrong too.
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