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Hypoid gear sets are a form of bevel gear, but offer improved efficiency and higher ratios over traditional straight bevel gears. Commonly found in axle differentials and used as the ring and pinion gears, hypoid gears are used to transmit power from the driveline to the axle shafts.* Because of the spiral design and sliding action of Hypoid gears extreme pressure additives are required." (taken from the Amsoil site) My thinking is that if you're using "gear oil" of 80-90 weight, you shouldn't have any issues. But that is my opinion only, use at your own risk. However, that being said, I also run synthetic 80-90 gear oil in my differential. I change it every season.

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And for what its worth....I have written to PENNZOIL...to there head office...to there tech support group and every other address they had listed. Sent them the photos...and asked them....WHY this oil is doing what its doing...as I am little pissed that I paid as much as I did for a oil that is in most part.....USELESS..! However interesting part of...I got a computer reply to my letter to them. And here is something I did not know. It seems that PENNZOIL is a Shell Oil company... See computer reply sent to my letter. Also NOTE the address of there head office...









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A lot of people call synthetic snake oil I have lucas in my rear end and mobil 1 in my 1200 LTD It shifts better with Synthetic and since change the rear end to synthetic the rear end is a lot quieter.Very big change I highly reccomend synthetic.
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A lot of people call synthetic snake oil I have lucas in my rear end and mobil 1 in my 1200 LTD It shifts better with Synthetic and since change the rear end to synthetic the rear end is a lot quieter.Very big change I highly reccomend synthetic.
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A lot quieter in the rear end? I've never had a 'Wing that made noise in the rear end, there might be something that needs looking into on one that does. 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500 and now 1800 none of them made noise in the final drive.

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I'm not interested in arguing with someonewho does not understand how easy it is to overfill a wing rear drive.I'm outta here
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I'm not interested in arguing with someonewho does not understand how easy it is to overfill a wing rear drive.I'm outta here
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Please explain to me how you can OVER fill the rear drive unit in a gold wing...let see there is a filler hole...the book calls for it to be filled to the just a hair below the threads where that cap screws on....OK...OK...so you add a few more drops and it runs out as it can not hold any more....how is that over filling it.



Well in that case...better get out a level and make perfectly sure the flat and level ground that the manual says to place it in....on its centre stand had better be perfectly level...and I might as well get out a level and make sure the bike is perfectly level as well.



Fact it, you really can NOT over fill it...if you put in TOO much it will pour out the filler hole and then whats left in there....is now the right amount.
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Plain and simple,black and white!

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I actually deliberately 'overfilled' the final drives on all the 'Wings I've owned. I always fill 'em on the side stand so I can get more oil into the final. I can't see how any kind of overfilling would be harmful, if you got too much in there it would simply be thrown out the vent anyway. Since the final is vented to the atmosphere there's no way excessive oil could build up internal pressure so there's not much chance of a leaking seal. If 'overfilling' caused a leak it would be due to a deteriorating seal.

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Yes one can do that. I use to do that on my shadow, it meant only about a table spoon worth of extra oil going in. And like you said "IF" it would be over filled it will throw the rest out through the vent on top. It never did that, and never had a deal ever leak. The only way I can see that one could maybe over fill it, that would mean laying the bike on its side and then filling it.




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