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I ride alot in mud and water but try not to get too deep. My '09 Rancher has had both differentials contaminated with water the past two rides I've been on. All seals seem okay and the breather tubes seem routed correctly. Could this be from a hot differential hitting cold water and causing condensation - thus water contamination? Anyone else having this as a common problem? Recommended fixes?
 

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When you get water in the diffs its pretty hard to get it all removed. my suggestion is to put seafoam in the diifs drive till warm then drain the oil. The seafoam should remove the moisture but depending how much water was in there you may be doing this more than once.
 

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You need to drain out the diffs and add new fluid ride a while and do again thats what i do when i get water
 

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Thanks guys. I have flushed engine oil before and usually it takes two or so, although I have heard wonderful things about seafoam. Is this a common problem with most atv riders who ride in mud and/or water?
 

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Yes very common..
 

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When you get water in the diffs its pretty hard to get it all removed. my suggestion is to put seafoam in the diifs drive till warm then drain the oil. The seafoam should remove the moisture but depending how much water was in there you may be doing this more than once.
Agree^^^^^^^^^^^^
 

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If you keep getting water in them you need to move your breather tubes higher, they are located on the right side of the gas tank behind the plastis I ran mine up my sorkle to prevent mine from filling up with the H2O. Hard to put them on a snorkle if ypu dont have one though.
 

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If you keep getting water in them you need to move your breather tubes higher, they are located on the right side of the gas tank behind the plastis I ran mine up my sorkle to prevent mine from filling up with the H2O. Hard to put them on a snorkle if ypu dont have one though.
Did the snorkle solve the problem w/the differentials too? I am going with the seafoam added to the oil to flush it but don't want to do it every time I get wet.
 

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When you get water in the diffs its pretty hard to get it all removed. my suggestion is to put seafoam in the diifs drive till warm then drain the oil. The seafoam should remove the moisture but depending how much water was in there you may be doing this more than once.
Thanks! The seafoam added to the oil worked much better than flushing with oil only.
 
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