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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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I bought Valvoline VV831 80W90 gear oil.

Posted on: 5/21 16:59
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Thank you everyone for your responses. To start, I plan on simply draining the gear oil and replacing with 2 quarts of Royal Purple Maxgear 85W-140 gear oil and 4 oz. of Bardahl gear oil stop leak and yellow teflon tape. The service manual mentions 4.25 pints of gear oil which translates to 2.125 quarts. The service manual also mentions checking the level but with what and how do you know? I was toying with MOPAR friction modifier as well. The fill hole and drain hole are pretty clear but what is the plug (red) in the upper left for? Thoughts are welcome.

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Posted on: 5/21 18:37
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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I believe it's called a carrier setscrew.

Posted on: 5/21 19:02
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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I wouldn't use teflon tape. The fill and drain plugs should have crush washers on them. You can find replacements at parts stores. Put new ones on and the leaks should stop.

Posted on: 5/21 19:13
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Don’t loosen the one outlined in red as that’s an adjustment. Don’t add additives either, especially not the non-slip stuff which is for a different type of transmission. To check the oil level, just remove the upper plug and look inside or stick your finger in. The oil should be near level with the bottom of the hole.

Posted on: 5/21 20:05
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Yes, the parts book specifically calls out part 433248 which is a 5/8" x 7/8" copper washer. No need for Teflon tape.

Pretty sure Harbor Freight sells these, even.

Posted on: 5/21 20:47
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Thank you again everyone. My bad on the plumbers teflon tape, I meant Blue Monster PTFE resin thread seal tape. But I will go with new copper crush 5/8" ID x 7/8" OD copper crush washers. Stay tuned.

Posted on: 5/22 8:12
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Usually with a quick visual inspection, you can see if the differential seal is in place

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Posted on: 5/23 20:31
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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Re: 1954 Packard rear end differential
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The padestal set screw circled in red is described on the last page of the rear axle section. The allen key should be tightened to 2-3 ft.lbs, and the nut tightened to hold it in place. I don't think this is something that needs to be adjusted too much, but I guess you could check it if you want. It is only on the 53-54 axles from what I understand.

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Posted on: 5/24 7:02
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