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Old 05-21-2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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Gear Swap, did you break in and change your oil after 500 miles?

Seen many trains of thought on a diff gear swap break-in. What did y'all do?
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Seen many trains of thought on a diff gear swap break-in. What did y'all do?
I did mine at 500 miles and used amsoil gear oil..

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My installer told me 250 kms of easy driving then drive it like you stole it.
When asked about coming back for a fluid flush they said not necessary.
Installer used RP.
Its been over 2 years and my 3.73s are perfect!

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Nothing. Break in is a way for ****ty installers to try to convince you that the noises coming from the back are normal. Properly installed FRPP gears do not need to be broken in. You think that new Mustangs from the dealer are going to be "broken in" by new owners?
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I have to agree with scotty, he make a very valid point.


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I did mine at 500 miles and used amsoil gear oil..

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You mean you changed gear oil at 500 miles? What did it look like? Good condition? Metal particulate?
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You mean you changed gear oil at 500 miles? What did it look like? Good condition? Metal particulate?
I didn't really see the oil itself but that was what my installer suggested.. We used the Ford gear oil for the break in and after that I used the amsoil gear oil.. Peace of mind..

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Gear Swap, did you break in and change your oil after 500 miles?

Yea same here. If any metal shavings were in there during the first 250-300 miles, they were emptied out. I did give it one good hard acceleration right before i took it in for the flush just to put the last touch on it.

I never had any crazy issues with my gears after the 2nd install. First install failed cuz i used the motive install kit -_- but AM had my back.

Used a Ford Racing kit the 2nd time around (not the gears, but the shims, bearings, and such). And didnt have anymore issues.

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First change for me was after 1500 miles, no issues, and refilled with Royal Purple.

One advantage of doing a flush and popping the cover is to make sure the wear pattern is good.
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Had some 3.73s installed yesterday at ford , the ford tech told me there wasn't any break in on the gears , to just drive it like normal. So far so good
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Yea same here. If any metal shavings were in there during the first 250-300 miles, they were emptied out. I did give it one good hard acceleration right before i took it in for the flush just to put the last touch on it.

I never had any crazy issues with my gears after the 2nd install. First install failed cuz i used the motive install kit -_- but AM had my back.

Used a Ford Racing kit the 2nd time around (not the gears, but the shims, bearings, and such). And didnt have anymore issues.

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Had some 3.73s installed yesterday at ford , the ford tech told me there wasn't any break in on the gears , to just drive it like normal. So far so good
Because that is the correct procedure lol. If an installer told me there was a break in period, I would find a different installer. Next time I need to do gears I am just buying tools to DIY tho. If I can repair a PW2000 at work I can do a gear install in my car.
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Because that is the correct procedure lol. If an installer told me there was a break in period, I would find a different installer. Next time I need to do gears I am just buying tools to DIY tho. If I can repair a PW2000 at work I can do a gear install in my car.

I considered doing it myself as well. Just didn't have all the tools needed.
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My installer told me 250 kms of easy driving then drive it like you stole it.
When asked about coming back for a fluid flush they said not necessary.
Installer used RP.
Its been over 2 years and my 3.73s are perfect!

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So your first kit just failed?

The pinion bearing from the Motive kit fell apart and gave a horrid howl sound.


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RP... smart installer.
Yeah its in my been in my transmission for about two years now also.
It will also be in my engine next oil change.

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The BX is having a sale on RP oil, thinking of stocking up. 5w-40 euro formula for $6/qt or 5 qt jugs of 5w-30 or 5w-20 for $25. No tax. As much as ppl dump on RP, its better than M1 and damn close to Amsoil for less money if you can hit a sale. For full retail I'll still buy Amsoil.
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Ya I'm leaning towards Rp and Amsoil, figured I already had RP in the diff and transmission so I'd just go with RP.
So damn expensive though lol.

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I've put about 8,000 miles on my gear oil since i did gears lol. Still the same stuff that was put in when they were changed.
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For those of you who did swap their diff oil after 250-1000 miles did you see any metal particulate? Overall oil condition?
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I had the shop that did my install do my flush. As it was included in the original price and they said just to come back whenever I wanted to get it done.

So I have no comment about IF there were metal flakes. But it eased my mind knowing there wouldn't be.


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The BX is having a sale on RP oil, thinking of stocking up. 5w-40 euro formula for $6/qt or 5 qt jugs of 5w-30 or 5w-20 for $25. No tax. As much as ppl dump on RP, its better than M1 and damn close to Amsoil for less money if you can hit a sale. For full retail I'll still buy Amsoil.
Who dumps on RP? That stuff is the real deal and then some. My engine runs 15 degrees cooler with RP in it, and hasnt burned a drop if oil.

Since I added 6 qts to my transmission I dont get clanks when shifting from park and my wot shifts a smoother.

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Had some 3.73s installed yesterday at ford , the ford tech told me there wasn't any break in on the gears , to just drive it like normal. So far so good
Out of curiosity what did ford charge to do your gears

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And what did they use to program the car?

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I had them done under warranty so free of charge , all I had to pay for was the gears and his lunch aha. I work for ford also so I know the tech that did the job. I Just had him install the 3.73s I gave him instead of the 3.31s ford gave him.
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And what did they use to program the car?

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We have a shop laptop called an IDS that We would of used that to program the car but I didn't want to risk it messing with the tune, so I'm just going to have my tuner send me another tune
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My Ford dealer did my gears. They said "we put in two bottles of friction modifier for the break in of 500 miles". I found out, with two bottles (8 ounces) of friction modifier you have one wheel peel . I changed the fluid at 500 miles and put in one bottle (4 ounces) of friction modifier. Both rear tires pull now . I found just a small amount of very fine metal that looked like graphite on the magnet .
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I dumped mine after 500 but only because the finned diff cover with drain and fill plugs didn't arrive in time for the install.
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I had one set of gears replaced by the stealership under warranty...the bearings all fried within a few months.

Had it done again by an independent shop = no problems since.
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Yea same here. If any metal shavings were in there during the first 250-300 miles, they were emptied out. I did give it one good hard acceleration right before i took it in for the flush just to put the last touch on it.

I never had any crazy issues with my gears after the 2nd install. First install failed cuz i used the motive install kit -_- but AM had my back.

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whats the problem with that motive kit Anything suppose to be there is missing?


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