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Old 11-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Question How to drain/refill differential-2008 txt

Sorry for being such a pain, but trying to understand this (new to me) golf cart!! I set out today to change oil in the differential of this 2008 TXT. I am now totally stumped as there does not seem to be a fill/check hole anywhere!! I'm ready to drill and tap one into the side of the diff. !!! I have easily found the "giant" drain plug in the bottom (hope that's not the fill hole) but no provision anywhere for filling or checking. The technical service manual does show a fill/check screw but the picture is not clear as to where it is. Was thinking that maybe they use one of cover mounting bolts for checking/filling but not sure. Can anyone shed some light on this mystery. RAY

P.S.- Was thinking about mixing some 90 wt gear lube along with the specified 30 wt. as my diff. seems to be a little "whiney". Looking for any thoughts/comments on this.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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What you think is the drain plug is the check/fill hole. Just punp it in until it starts to run out. To drain, you have to remove the cover.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the enlightenment, I was suspecting something like that!! That's a really "special" design. Filling from the bottom should really be a treat!! Must be a "standpipe" type design. I'll try to post a pic when I get the cover off. I'll hold any further comments until after I see it and try it. - RAY
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:49 AM   #4
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........... Was thinking about mixing some 90 wt gear lube along with the specified 30 wt. as my diff. seems to be a little "whiney". Looking for any thoughts/comments on this.
Definitely better than the oatmeal and sawdust "additives" used car salesmen used to use to "fix" noisy gears.

Here's what I used to tone down the whine in my 2008 PDS.
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...tid=7&loc=show

I used a 60cc syringe and flexible tubing to suck out all the old oil I could and refilled with a 5:1 mix of 30wt oil and Lucas HD Oil Stabilizer.
Still whines a bit, but a lot quieter and has a much more melodic tone.

I use the same mix in the crankcase of my riding and push mowers and a 14:1 mix with 5w30 in my Northstar engines (they hold 7.5 qts of oil )
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[QUOTE=JohnnieB;652424]Definitely better than the oatmeal and sawdust "additives" used car salesmen used to use to "fix" noisy gears.

Here's what I used to tone down the whine in my 2008 PDS.
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...tid=7&loc=show

I used a 60cc syringe and flexible tubing to suck out all the old oil I could and refilled with a 5:1 mix of 30wt oil and Lucas HD Oil Stabilizer.
Still whines a bit, but a lot quieter and has a much more melodic tone.

I use the same mix in the crankcase of my riding and push mowers and a 14:1 mix with 5w30 in my Northstar engines (they hold 7.5 qts of oil )[/QUOTE

" JohnnieB ", I second the recommendation for the " Lucas " oil treatment! It is great stuff! For those of you that have Fords with whiny power steering pumps, a teense of oil stabilizer shuts them right up! You can use it in anything and it will help it work better!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
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This design is an engineering joke. Nice forethought there EZGO engineers. It's a user unfriendly design for sure.
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This design is an engineering joke. Nice forethought there EZGO engineers. It's a user unfriendly design for sure.
I cheat! I unscrew my axle vent and pour in the oil with a small funnel! I've got tons of room in my cart, so I don't know how easy it would be to get to the axle vent on a standard cart.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
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I cheat! I unscrew my axle vent and pour in the oil with a small funnel! I've got tons of room in my cart, so I don't know how easy it would be to get to the axle vent on a standard cart.
That is a good idea but your's must be different than the TXT's. There is no vent on the TXT electric rear ends that I know of.
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Thanks for the enlightenment, I was suspecting something like that!! That's a really "special" design. Filling from the bottom should really be a treat!! Must be a "standpipe" type design. I'll try to post a pic when I get the cover off. I'll hold any further comments until after I see it and try it. - RAY
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #10
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He is apparently much steadier than me. I did it that way the last time I had mine apart and ended up with as much on me and the shop floor as in the pan.
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