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1963 220SE differential fluid?

I have a beautiful 1963 220SE thaat has a small leak somewhere in the differential. I first need to know what type of fluid it uses. What is seeping out has a red color to it like transmission fluid but I find it hard to believe that is what is suppost to be in there. Can anybody help me?
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Look in the owner's manual. The oils are listed there.

Use 90 weight hypoid oil such as 85W-90. You can also use synthetic hypoid oil as well. When you change it, make sure the axles are flat not drooping.

Near Manassas Va. '65 220S, 2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, '99 Volvo V70, '72 350SL 4 speed

Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant

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