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What are the Symptoms of Bad Differential/Gear Oil?

What are the Symptoms of Bad Differential/Gear Oil?

Differential oil, which is also known as gear oil, is thicker compared to engine oil. As a lubricating oil, gear oil prevents vehicles' metallic components from damage and increases their overall performance. The oil also makes it easy for cars to make corners in a hassle-free way. The heavy-duty automobile fluid works under high pressure to ensure that all the gears, clutch packs, and bearings are continuously oiled, keeping all the differentials working smoothly and safely. If the gear oil runs out or gets dirty or water contaminated, the metal components can end up permanently damaged. To avoid damaging the transmissions, clutch packs, and differentials, you have to look out for the symptoms of bad gear oil. Burning Smell from the Differential When you notice a bad smell coming from your gearbox, you should take it as a sign of bad differential oil which can be contaminated hence not operating as it should be. The bad smell is an indication that the gearbox ... read more

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