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Sea foam in Final Gear?

With all this talk about sea foam, I was just wondering.
Can sea foam be put into the final gear case? If you pour it in with the final gear oil, will it clean it or is it a bad idea, and why so?
Just a hypothetical question here.

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Is the final drive dirty?

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Not necessary. Never saw sludge or bad varnish in a gearset running gear lube.

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Well like I said, this is just more of a hypothetical question. I don't think the final drive would normally be dirty unless its super old or if someone pour in dirt.

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I don't think it would hurt it...but as the final drive contains such a small volume of oil in the first place, you wouldn't want to put in much more than a tablespoon of Seafoam...if that.

Save the Seafoam for your tank and just change the oil in the drive and refill ....with synthetic oil.
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...with synthetic oil.
What weight?
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The manual says SAE 90 when above 5 C (41 F), SAE 80 when below 5 C (41 F).
I just use Mobile 1 synthetic gear oil. It is 75W-90.
The final gear takes so little that I drain and refill it multiple times just to kind of flush it out.
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What weight?
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