OffRoadOhio.com

Ohio's premier OHV community
It is currently Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:35 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:55 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:52 am
Posts: 214
Location: west lafayette, ohio
I can not find anywhere that suggest which grade oil i need to run in a ford 8.8 wi the eaton elocker
Even their page doesnt list it

Also, i am going to guess this is huge coincidence but my elocker was shorting out after two rides
Been dicking with it for three days
I even hooked a 12 volt power supply directly to leads out of axle with no luck

So i opened case and once flud was drained i hooked up power again and locker starting working
So i hooked it back up to wire harness to switch and its working again

Now my wires are just twisted together because i cut off the factory quick disconnect ends from kit because inwas blowing a fuse when i hooked them up

_________________
97 TJ Sport
rock krawler long arm with 5 inch stretch
37 mtrs
231/300 Twin Sticks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:19 pm 
Offline
Rock Crawler
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:33 pm
Posts: 2177
Images: 315
Location: Rville
Not sure on the fluid type..... But I did have a buddy tell me he had a problem with his eLocker and they told him its not uncommon for new gears to wear and the metal shavings in fluid would make the magnets (in elockers) not work. So the manufacturer recommended change fluid and make sure nothings dirty....

Did you do new gears? If so maybe thats a cause?

_________________
Image HeineyFarm.com

ImageAlso find us on facebook.com/heineyfarm


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:23 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:52 am
Posts: 214
Location: west lafayette, ohio
It was a full new install on it,
New gears lockers r/p

Makese sense because it worked for its first two rides then half of third ride and as soon as i would engage it and spin tires it would pop 10amp fuse before relay

_________________
97 TJ Sport
rock krawler long arm with 5 inch stretch
37 mtrs
231/300 Twin Sticks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:45 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:18 am
Posts: 2838
Location: corning,ohio
Boy u think thst would be in the instructions to change diff fluid after a short period but really ur suppose to do that with a new gear swap anyways so what heiney says would make perfect sense but very frustrating for you to figure out


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:53 pm 
Offline
Rock Crawler
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:41 pm
Posts: 10540
Images: 7723
Location: Lancaster
I would also assume that you would run the fluid that Ford recommend if the instructions do not say otherwise

_________________
-Donnie-


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:49 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:18 am
Posts: 2838
Location: corning,ohio
I put a really strong magnet in my diffs that my brother gets from work to pull all metal out the oil, dunno if it would effect that elocker but its a option


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:34 am 
Offline
Rock Crawler

Joined: Mon May 26, 2014 2:22 am
Posts: 237
Location: Lancaster
Sounds like its a shorted coil. Ohm test the two wires and see what they are. Call the company and they should have a ohm number for a good coil. 10 amp sounds light the fuse but maybe not.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:45 am 
Offline
Supporting Member

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:52 am
Posts: 214
Location: west lafayette, ohio
I figured i would change it after a lil while but not 2 rides
I ended up putting a small magnet in the bottom of the housing, there was just a little bit of shavings there but that could have been from the axle as it was a used axle maybe i did t get it 100% clean to start

Right now i have cover back in and wires hooked up and it engages from switch. No fluid back in yet.

Donnie, i cant find anything that is recommended just everyone says no synthetic
Most places Re saying 75w90

The wire harness came with the 10am fuse already inline somi assume thats all it needs

Will fill it and run it and see what happens

_________________
97 TJ Sport
rock krawler long arm with 5 inch stretch
37 mtrs
231/300 Twin Sticks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:54 am 
Offline
Rock Crawler
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:41 pm
Posts: 10540
Images: 7723
Location: Lancaster
Ford recommends synthetic 75w140 for "heavy gear loads" i.e. towing, or racing.

Ford explorer with limited slip there was a tdb issued to change to standard 75w140

For standard use open diffa, ford owners manual recommends 80w90.

So unless Eaton has a recommendation I'd prob gon75w140

_________________
-Donnie-


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:38 pm 
Offline
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:35 am
Posts: 328
Location: Massillon , OH
what Donnie said !!!!

_________________
Have ZERO interest in anything that doesnt have some sort of motor and wheels.


thanks donnie for my new signature !

I'm usually on Facebook or instagram if you need me


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group