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#1 Dave in Mpls

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:54 PM

After reading several posts on the topic, I'm now more confused than ever!!

I have a 2002 'Burb LT with an RPO code G80. According to the 2002 RPOs on this site, the 2002 G80 is "Axel Positraction Limited Slip", whereas the 2003 G80 is listed as "Differential, Locking, Heavy-duty, rear".

My question - is the 2002 G80 a locking or limited slip differential and, more importantly, can I run Mobil 1 gear lube in it, and do I need to run the additive?

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:05 PM

After reading several posts on the topic, I'm now more confused than ever!!

I have a 2002 'Burb LT with an RPO code G80.  According to the 2002 RPOs on this site, the 2002 G80 is "Axel Positraction Limited Slip", whereas the 2003 G80 is listed as "Differential, Locking, Heavy-duty, rear".

My question - is the 2002 G80 a locking or limited slip differential and, more importantly, can I run Mobil 1 gear lube in it, and do I need to run the additive?

Thanks!

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The G80 is a locking differential, and is the Mobil 1 you want to use a synthetic or regular gear oil? The recommended oil for the rear axle according to the GM Service Manual for your truck is a 75w-90 Synthetic (GM part#12378261 for the U.S. and Part#10953455 for Canada) or equivalent meeting GM specification No. 9986115. The Service Manual makes no mention of Limited Slip additive so I would say you do not need it unless you get chattering from the rear. :uhoh:
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:18 AM

At first it will allow a 100rpm difference in each wheels speed (about), limited slip, at which point the locking mechanism will be activated, fully locking the rear wheels together with no difference in wheel speed allowed between them.
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Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:44 AM

The Eaton G80 is both a limited slip and a locker!

GM recommended synthetic lube has the additive in it already, that is why they say not to add any!

http://automotive.ea...ockingdiff.html

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:37 PM

I also have an issue cause i have an 2001 2500HD with the 8.1 and 3.73s and my sticker in the glove box also says G80 but it says that the G80 is a Limited Slip when i look it up on the Code Chart? which is it really limited slip or locker?
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 09:52 PM

G80 = Differential Heavy Duty Automatic Locking Rear

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:14 PM

so then yeah i do have a Rear Locker? is what youre trying to say
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:48 PM

so then yeah i do have a Rear Locker? is what youre trying to say


Correct. All G80 RPO code trucks, with the exception of QS, are Eaton locking differentials.
99 to current take 75w90 synthetic gear oil with no limited slip additive.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:06 AM

so then yeah i do have a Rear Locker? is what youre trying to say


Its not what I was trying to say its what was stated.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:49 AM

so then yeah i do have a Rear Locker? is what youre trying to say


Correct. All G80 RPO code trucks, with the exception of QS, are Eaton locking differentials.
99 to current take 75w90 synthetic gear oil with no limited slip additive.


thanks! did not know that, very helpful!
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:39 AM

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#12 johnnyquick

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 06:23 PM

and then read the comments these rear ends are notorious for blowing up when used as they are intended.

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