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Well.i think usually when there is water in the oil when it's been sitting it seperates.this was a 100 percent consistent flow?no air bubbles.almost like a eggnog consistency.
 

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what does the rear look like?
I would definitely call the dealer and ask some questions or krx customer care..I guess it could pick up some moisture from sitting in the rain but not that much.. My guess: it happened on the assembly line.
drain and refill every box on it with good detergent oil jack it up on all 4 and spin all 4 at a low speed till warm.. drain everything and refill again with new filter take it for a run and recheck the condition...
this may sound crazy but you do not want a noisy drive train... I had an old car that diffs that have sat in moisture for long time and found the ring gear rusted half way around..
There is a posting on here talking about what oil to use.. I prefer Lucas for the boxes and using https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10...ocphy=9032224&hvtargid=pla-494374061741&psc=1 in the engine..
Glad you caught it!
 

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That’s definitely water in the gear oil. I had an ATV that had the same problem, couldn’t figure it out until I found a bad bearing on the axel housing. The bad bearing was allowing water into the transfer case.
 

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I have drained numerous gearcases that had water contamination, and have never seen oil that white, and creamy looking. It usually has a more tan to grayish appearance, and sorta waves/blotches of color. That is pretty strange. I'd pour that into a clean jar, just in case.
 

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The rear looked great!.the engine oil looked fine.so ya I don't wanna give up my kawasaki to the dealer before my first trip.so I'm just gonna keep flushing it.i put Delray gear oil in it for now. Gl5 hypoid planned on dumping that out after a couple hard trips and putting better brand in it later..I checked my neighbors front diff in his and it's fine.we bought two the same day.same place
 

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I have drained numerous gearcases that had water contamination, and have never seen oil that white, and creamy looking. It usually has a more tan to grayish appearance, and sorta waves/blotches of color. That is pretty strange. I'd pour that into a clean jar, just in case.
Agree... That bright white is troubling.. especially on a brand new rig! Personally I would be doing just what you said.. take a sample. measure the amount ..Then take pictures and call customer care at Kawi and fill there message system up until I got another diff..
 

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The rear looked great!.the engine oil looked fine.so ya I don't wanna give up my kawasaki to the dealer before my first trip.so I'm just gonna keep flushing it.i put Delray gear oil in it for now. Gl5 hypoid planned on dumping that out after a couple hard trips and putting better brand in it later..I checked my neighbors front diff in his and it's fine.we bought two the same day.same place
Your going to want to drive it around a little and change it again. It make take a few times.

Just a thought but if you have a sample I would think if you could heat it to 225 or so for a while the water should boil out, proving that its water or not.
 

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I would find the cheapest gear oil out there n I would fill it up drive it to heat it up then drain. I would keep flushing it out until there is no white left, then fill it up with a good quality gear oil. I use Lucas 75-90 full syn. Also what you drained out the 1st time I would keep it and have it tested to see exactly what it is. Then take the results to the dealer.
 

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There were a bunch of dudes over on the Teryx Forum that had the same concerns right when the KRX came out. If I remember correctly, all the dealers were saying that it was condensation building up and causing the color. Most got a free service out of it, but I don't think anybody every had any big issues.
 

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I just changed mine at 901 miles and it was white in the front the same as the picture. Did anyone find out why. Mine has been sitting still for 2 weeks and it had no separations at all. I would think water would separate. This did not.
 

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I just changed mine at 901 miles and it was white in the front the same as the picture. Did anyone find out why. Mine has been sitting still for 2 weeks and it had no separations at all. I would think water would separate. This did not.
Dam buddie..I can't remember but I think I've flushed mine close to 9 times.. it's cleared up alot!!!no issues..call kawasaki and document it!
 
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