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question on my diffs

so im planning on putting some fancy AFE Power diff covers on my truck front and rear, its going be almost $600 but i was wondering what gear oil i should be running like the weight and what brands you recommend

its a 2001 7.3l F250 with the dana 50 up front and 10.25 in the back

and what do you guys think about the diff covers, they have a dip stick and clear glass window to see the levels

how do i hook up a temp gauge to the rear diff? like it there a spot to just screw it into

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save your hard earned money, bud. Theres no benefit to them, except seeing the level. If you must have a cover, get the 08-10 cover, thats a finned aluminum one, for $80.00ish off riffraff diesel or ebay.

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I agree... I have the 08 cover on mine, drilled and tapped for a temp sensor.

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i'll have to look into that,
wheres a good spot to drill and tap it?

what oil should i be running in it?
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75w-140 FULL synthetic in the rear. i just used Valvoline from Napa with limited slip additive already added in.

front is 75w-90. doesnt have to be synthetic
strictly diesel has some PML covers that arent as expensive as afe and look nice.

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Anyone know if there is an OEM '08 Dana 80 diff cover upgrade, like the aluminum finned 10.5 one?


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skip the expensive cover, better spent elsewhere. I have the newer 08 aluminum one and wish i would have gone with something made of steel like this or any other company of your choice

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I know my brothers 2010 f350 DRW had a finned alum cover on his truck and from just squatting behind it and eyeballin' it it seemed to be the same bolt pattern as my 2002 f350 DRW.

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could always get it powdercoated too, if that's something ur interested in let me know I could do it for ya pretty inexpensive.
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75w-140 FULL synthetic in the rear. i just used Valvoline from Napa with limited slip additive already added in.

front is 75w-90. doesnt have to be synthetic
strictly diesel has some PML covers that arent as expensive as afe and look nice.
RiffRaff has some nice covers as well...

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