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Harv
11-29-2006, 11:28 AM
I changed the entire rear end/axle on my '50 Starlight. I am wondering about the condition of the 80/90 lube that I filled it with. After a test drive (5 miles at 40 mph) I re-checked the rear end lube. It was full and showed no signs of leaks however the lube appears to now be a thin (viscosity) yellow fluid. After waiting a day to check it again it was back to a bit thicker fluid but still yellow (not golden as when first serviced). I really don't have much knowledge in this area and am wondering, is this normal? Does the spinning gearing whip the lube and cause this? Is this a concern? Thanks, in advance, for your help!

Harv [8D]

StudeBakerHarv

Alan
11-29-2006, 12:31 PM
Harv, You worry too much. Stick your finger in it and if it doesn't stink (like burned) don't worry about it.

CHAMP
11-29-2006, 01:58 PM
It may have changed color from mixing with a little of the old fluid that was still in the differential.

GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

Roscomacaw
11-29-2006, 02:04 PM
Doesn't sound like a point of worry to me, either.:)

Miscreant adrift in
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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Harv
12-01-2006, 07:33 AM
Gents,

Thanks for your replies. I will follow your suggestions and just make sure that it stays filled and that the fluid isn't changing due to overheating.

Harv [8D]

StudeBakerHarv

tstclr
12-01-2006, 10:20 AM
Harv, you are a lot like me. I over analyze things on my Lark so much it's a wonder I get anything done on it!
Todd


63 Lark 2dr Sedan
64 Daytona 4dr Sedan

Harv
12-01-2006, 11:56 AM
Thanks Todd,

That's probably because I live so close to Canada, eh!.... 35 miles from Windsor. It's a sickness that I work on all of the time. Sometimes I am down right happy with my being analytical. I have tightened up my '50 Starlight so much that when I park it in a shopping mall for our annual show I don't have a need for a drip cloth over the 3 day weekend in there. No fluid drops left on the mall floor after I take it out. Wish that I could say the same for my '64 GT R1 Super Hawk. But, I'm working on it !!!!

Regards, Harve[8D]

StudeBakerHarv