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Question about limited slip differential #4473722
07/29/17 08:41 AM
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Hello Guy's, I am new here and would like change the rear end fluid in my 2016 SS Camaro it calls for GM #8886264 I can't seem to find any other lube that cross reference's the GM fluid. What is so special about that fluid other than it has the limited slip additive?

Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473733
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My WAG would be, nothing. 75W/90 with a LS additive is probably one of the most common gear lubes on the market - literally dozens of different brands with that basic spec.

Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473737
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Make sure any lube you use is specified for LSD use; that is critical. Aside from that, you have many choices, but the GM lube is excellent. For a car like the late model Camaro SS, it's what I would use. For other, less critical applications (say, a GM truck) I would use one of the aftermarket lubes.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473761
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Lots of people seem to have chattering problems with aftermarket fluids that only go away with the gm ls fluid. Not sure why.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473806
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I'm fairly certain it's just a 75w90 GL5 with limited slip additive -- the Red Line and Motul sites both seem to agree. My Corvette (same engine) specs the same fluid. Tons of choices out there.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: dareo] #4473808
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Originally Posted By: dareo
Lots of people seem to have chattering problems with aftermarket fluids that only go away with the gm ls fluid. Not sure why.


The GM fluid might have a higher dose of LS additive.

My mantra has always been to start with a smaller dose and "add to taste". I can never hear the chattering.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4473829
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Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
For a car like the late model Camaro SS, it's what I would use.


I agree. It's very easy to source (can even get it with free one-day shipping from Amazon) and not terribly expensive, so I'd simply stick with the recommended OEM fluid.

Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473904
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Why are you changing on a 2016 car?

Been around these 40+ years. Always use the GM additive.

If all OK, leave it alone.

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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473908
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What kind of differential do those use? Is it a clutch type or a Torsen? My Mustang uses a Torsen T-2 and any kind of LSD additive is a no-no.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4473970
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I thought Camaros like pickup trucks have the standard G80 locker, if that is the case, no LS fluid is needed.

www.eaton.com

www.dana.com

Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: user52165] #4474011
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Originally Posted By: user52165
Why are you changing on a 2016 car?

Been around these 40+ years. Always use the GM additive.

If all OK, leave it alone.



GM recommends changing it after the first track day/competitive driving event.


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Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4474026
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Put in exactly what GM specs. This is a $ 40,000+ dollar car, treat it as such.

Re: Question about limited slip differential [Re: Toby45] #4475456
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Toby45 Offline OP
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Thanks so much Guys! I ordered the GM fluid.


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