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Old 12-17-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Just changed the gear lube in the rear end yesterday (changed to synthetic 75/90). The
magnetic drain plug had quite a bit of metal shavings attatched to it. Is this normal?
Thanks, Keith
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Just changed the gear lube in the rear end yesterday (changed to synthetic 75/90). The
magnetic drain plug had quite a bit of metal shavings attatched to it. Is this normal?
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Bassman,
That's the purpose of the magnetic drain plug, to collect the those minor pieces from manufacturing during the intial break in period. It's not unusual to see these plugs fully incased, it would be unusual if you were to drain anymore then that. Now that you've changed the fluid, you should be set for life. These grease boxes are very heavy duty and you just don't hear much about them.

If you have deeper concerns, call FreightLiner Customer Service 800-FTL-HELP.

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Thanks Radarr, just needed a little reassurance The only thing left now is to change the tranny fluid over to Transynd. Keith
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If your miles are fairly low I would worry more about no shaving more than a good amount. The crown gear has to mate with the spider gears fully requiring some break-in. Ones that don't break-in properly may tend to whine as they don't mesh fully.
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