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Re: Differential Covers

Postby Rockrz [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 3:13pm

So, I'm checking out the PML Differential Covers and they have many versions.

The question is... how do you know which one is the right one for a 2013 Silverado 2WD, 5.3, 6sp tranny with factory ashtray?
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Re: Differential Covers

Postby ferraiolo1 » Dec 04 2019, 3:16pm

By entering your truck info into the website you’re ordering off of. And counting the bolts on your current diff.

Although it’s been proven by banks diff covers do almost nothing.


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Re: Differential Covers

Postby Rockrz [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 3:21pm

Yeah, but there's that k00L factor when people look at your rear end! :mrgreen:

And, the fins should help the rear end grease stay slightly k00Ler...
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Postby ricka182 » Dec 04 2019, 3:25pm

Kool, as in wasted money to show off a pointless mod...lol

Just get a regular diff cover, paint it something unique, like bright red or something...people will think it's custom..

Make sure any diff cover you get has a drain plug as well....makes changing the fluid so much easier than pulling the cover and gasket...
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Re: Differential Covers

Postby Rockrz [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 3:33pm

Drain plug for draining and filling is another reason to go with PML Differential Covers

And the fins do actually help cool the rear end grease having a cover with fins is a little better than having a cover without fins.
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Re: Differential Covers

Postby ferraiolo1 » Dec 04 2019, 3:40pm

It doesn’t though. Look at the banks videos. Just like saying a cai helps.

And there isn’t grease in your rear. It’s only gear fluid.


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Re: Differential Covers

Postby Rockrz [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 3:50pm

Well, us old timers call it "rear end grease" cause it's not a fluid but like a 90wt grease or whatever weight is recommended by the manufacturer

There is other evidence concerning fins providing cooling by scientists that are more educated and who have better credentials than the scientists at Banks.

I guess this comes down to my scientist is smarter than your scientist :lol:

One thing that isn't up for debate is that for decades cooling fins have been used the world over on many different types of machinery and equipment so... they do provide some cooling value, otherwise nobody would go to the additional expense to put cooling fins on anything.

So cooling fins are more than just a deep state conspiracy
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Re: Differential Covers

Postby 19trax9519trax95 is online! » Dec 04 2019, 4:08pm

Definitely not grease in any way, shape, or form.

But nonetheless. Watch the banks videos on diff covers. Really has some good info there. Obviously they are trying to sell their cover. But the tests are still valid and show what little if anything they do.

And in fact, depending on the cover shape, can work to HEAT the fluid. They describe it in great detail in their videos.

But other than looks, they are fairly pointless for the most part. But yes, they do look good under there.
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Re: Differential Covers

Postby ferraiolo1 » Dec 04 2019, 4:14pm

You old timers need to re educate yourselves.

But yeah. Use the configuration chart or call the company and they will help you spend your money.


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Re: Differential Covers

Postby Rockrz [OP] » Dec 04 2019, 4:16pm

Yes, if I remember right the video recommend a cover that has the center part that sticks out so the fluid can circulate better (verses a flat cover) which is a feature the PML Differential Covers uses in their design.

Yep and when people look at my rear end it will look nice and many still call it "rear end grease" as it's a matter of what viscosity the manufacturer is calling for so if some want to call it fluid they can, but it's still "rear end grease"

It's these young whipper snappers that go around calling it fluid :lol:
But then again, they probably call their gender fluid as well, so go figure.

You old timers need to re educate yourselves.


No need... we know what our gender is and it's NOT fluid! :lol:
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