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ATF in Differential angry smiley
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:44PM

When it rains it pours. First I have gas in my engine oil and now I have ATF in my differential. It wasn't much, just a red tinge in the fluid that came out when I pulled the axles.

This car has only been driven a handful of times in the last 20 years. I assume the seals are all shot from sitting. I am going to just rebuild the diff while it's out of the car. Any other seals I should tackle while the engine is out? I am already going to replace several on the PG to stop some known leaks.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ATF in Differential angry smiley
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:47PM

Be sure to look very closely at the R + P gears. I have heard nothing will destroy hypoid gears as fast as ATF oil (other than driving without gear oil).
The word we use to use is "intermix".

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Re: ATF in Differential angry smiley
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: December 31, 2017 03:42PM

That is a run of tough luck, wish you a much better 2018.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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