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      11-26-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
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Very slight leak rear differential.

Hi all! I was under my car a while ago to get it ready for a VSC-2 valve controller install when I found very slight leak in the passenger side of my rear diff. Now I've done some research on the forums and this seems to be a common issue. The car has 26,000 miles on it and is not a daily driver. I'm wondering if this needs to be address ASAP or is it something I need observe over a period of time. The side fins? seem to be dry and there is no fluid on my garage floor.








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      11-28-2020, 08:10 PM   #2
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Oh noes. Granted his leak was pretty bad. I'll have to monitor mine and schedule a visit to the dealership soon.
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That seems incredibly minor. You would have evidence if the leak was a concern via splatter or drips after it’s been sitting. If neither, I wouldn’t sweat it.
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      11-28-2020, 09:27 PM   #5
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That seems incredibly minor. You would have evidence if the leak was a concern via splatter or drips after it's been sitting. If neither, I wouldn't sweat it.
Gotcha! I'll keep an eye on it then.
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