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How much oil do you put into the differential?

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000 DODGE TRUCKS DURANGO 5.9L 8-cyl Engine Code [Z]
Limited Slip Differential, Rear 8.25-9.25 W/ TT......GL-5* All TEMPS......75W-140
Standard Differential, Rear 8.25-9.25 W/ TT......GL-5 All TEMPS......75W-140
Limited Slip Differential, Rear 8.25-9.25 W/O TT......GL-5* All TEMPS......75W-90
Standard Differential, Rear 8.25-9.25 W/O TT......GL-5 All TEMPS......75W-90
Note:Trak-Lok axles require Mopar limited slip additive limited slip additive 04318060 or equivalent
Differential, With 7.25 RingGear Rear..........1.4 liters Fill no higher then 3/4 inch below plug hole.
Differential, With 8.25 RingGear Rear..........2.1 liters Fill no higher then 1/4 inch below plug hole.
Differential, With 9.25 RingGear Rear..........2.3 liters Fill no higher then 5/8 inch below plug hole.
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