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2005 c50. just turned 4k, I want to change the gear oil. Manual says 90wt. only thing I can find localy is 80w90..Is that acceptable to use? thanks for the help!!
 

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I changed my axle fluid at 2000 miles and it had the normal shiny streaks of metal. Used synthetic 80-90. Changed again around 12,000 miles and it looked black. I will now change it @ every oil change.

They don't hold much, might as well go with synthetic 80-90. No cooling fins on the chunk. Mine runs a little hot, but I run interstate about 2/3 of the time.

Don't forget to grease the inside too including splines.
 

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I've had my 04 Volusia for a month (11, 000km), and I went to the dealer to get diff gear oil. They sold me Bel-ray 80-w90 gear oil. According to them it must say the words "hypoid" and be GL5 compatIble. Mine was the original gear oil. It was an amber colour with dark gray dirty streaks when it poured out. After the change out it does seam to run noticeably cooler. I bought a full liter and it only takes about 200ml to fill so I'll be changing it often.

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