Assistance learning about the OEM '16+ Camaro LS Diff - LS1TECH - Camaro and Firebird Forum Discussion

Gears & Axles Driveshafts | Rearends | Differentials | Gears | 12 Bolt | 9 Inch | Dana

Assistance learning about the OEM '16+ Camaro LS Diff

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
Teching In
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1
Default Assistance learning about the OEM '16+ Camaro LS Diff


As some of you may be aware, there have been a lot of reports of groaning sounds from the OEM diff on the '16+ Camaro SS with the limited slip diff. This issue seems to start after a few thousand miles for a lot of people. It seems to be an issue primarily in colder weather and only persists for the first few turns.

GM has provided a paucity of information about the issue. Thus far, their recommendation seems to be to try changing the diff fluid. In some cases, dealers have replaced the diff. Many owners have reported that the issue reappears after a few thousand miles. My theory is that the issue is with the OEM diff fluid, which seems to have substandard viscosity specs.

I have done some research into the OEM diff fluid and posted the results for feedback in the huge thread below for those that may be curious.

I am reaching out to the group here for assistance determining the OEM source for the diff. Is it an Eaton? Anyone know any specifics about the type of unit and maker? If not, any idea how to figure that out? I have tried cross referencing the part number and it seems to be specific to the Camaro. I feel this may be useful in getting some additional insight about aftermarket gear oil options, as well as a preferred friction modifier, since there are differences between the various products on the market.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
stook1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pinouts and wiring diagrams G-Body Conversions & Hybrids 168 Today 04:25 PM
Diff clunk - excess backlash? fixbroke Cadillac CTS-V 2004-2007 (Gen I) 28 Today 12:45 PM
Chevy Beretta Ls1/t56 Build BerettaLS Conversions & Hybrids 104 12-26-2017 04:59 AM
LS1 Corvette belt tensioner - how many types are there, are they interchangeable? nakedpants Generation III External Engine 1 02-28-2016 06:19 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: