Hey guys, It was recommended that I put Kendall L999 oil in the rear diff. Can't find it anywhere, is there a distributor for it or is there a more readily available alternative?
Maybe try the Kendall dealer locater?
Thanks, I tried that link last week. Nearest dealer they list is 50 miles away. A long way to go for a quart of oil........
I checked the Kendall site. Looks like it is no longer on their product list.
This site http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?74991-Steering-gear-lube list an equivalent of Chevron Dura-Lith@ Grease EP NLGl 00 But is sounds like a paste grease not a liquid that you would want in the differential. http://www.matweb.com/search/datasheettext.aspx?matguid=64e25e2aadf14ad68a2aa729 de924250
It's not a paste but it's not liquid either. Almost more of a gel. It's supposed to become a liquid under pressure. Very strange stuff. I have it in my 1912 Overland rear end and transmission. I have always been concerned about it being able to flow into bearings.
Jerry, so what do you use?
I just use the 600W that the vendors sell, or 140 gear lube off the shelf of my local auto parts store. I think I'll change over the Overland to that as well.
The only supposed benefit of L999 is that it won't leak out.
Look for thixotropic oil vendors. Here is one that describes the properties well. I don't know if this would work in a Ford rear end but it is interesting.
What do some of you other guys use? preferably something that is readily available
I've always used 85W-140. Never a problem. JMHO. Dave
I have tried gear lube, its pretty thin....You don't find that it leaks out easily?
As long as you have good axle seals it should not leak. Get the modern type neoprene seal adapters and neoprene inner seals.
Yep, what Jerry said. This is on my TT, haven't reworked the coupe rear end yet. Dave
SAE 90W gear oil works great.