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"Milky" Differential Fluid?

Does anyone have a photo of what "milky" differential fluid would look like? I went through some deep water, maybe 3ft deep, 150 yards long, and am wondering if I should be concerned. I have a 6" lift with 37" tires. Anyway, I checked the dipstick and stuck a clear pvc piece of tubing in there to check the clarity. Looks pretty clear, but how "milky" is "milky" before you are concerned?

Side note - I have D44's and the ARB diff covers. Anybody know for sure how many quarts front and rear you need? I may go ahead and do a change. Can't seem to find the instructions that came with the covers and its not listed on the ARB website.

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Go pick up a Carmel Frappe from McD's looks about the same

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similar to this. This one would be a blown headgasket/cracked head where water got into the oil of the engine



Any signs of water is bad. It is not a lubricant and separates the oil from where in the running gear. I think 3 quarts should cover both diffs, it did for my riddler covers. Not sure if the ARBs are more capacity, but 4 maximum quarts

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I would change the fluid... can't do anything but help - and you will be sure.


(did someone mention to raise your breathers?)
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plan to raise the breathers, just haven't gotten to it. Only 1k on this fluid, seems like a waste to drain it. Based on that pic, I'd say mine is nowhere near that. Definitely still "clearish". thanks


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just check the breathers to make sure they are still there period. after the first time i swam mine they fell off at the axle... o yah it was like a crappy frap from brokebucks

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Found this in the front diff when I swapped to synthetics at 4k. No water crossings at all. That's from the factory - or rain/carwash - or ?



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just check the breathers to make sure they are still there period.
I'm going with this one. Get some hose clamps on the axle side. You also should get longer hoses, even if you don't raise them 6" of lift have to stretch the heck out of them.
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After a week of owning the JK I took it through a water crossing up to about the bottom of the doors...like a month later I decided to check the thing just in case and she looked like this:



It was a dark grey/green color, metallic looking. Not really coffee color like others have experienced. Perhaps I only got a small amount of water in mine...however I'm not sure how a clean fluid from the factory looked to begin with...
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After a week of owning the JK I took it through a water crossing up to about the bottom of the doors...like a month later I decided to check the thing just in case and she looked like this:



It was a dark grey/green color, metallic looking. Not really coffee color like others have experienced. Perhaps I only got a small amount of water in mine...however I'm not sure how a clean fluid from the factory looked to begin with...
Brownish.. like honey but darker.
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