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gear oil?

I've got a locker to put in the front and a posi out back and was wondering what weight gear oil to run with this set up and if I need synthetic.
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If somthing different than factory was needed i would assume the locker and posi manual would specify..
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I would but I got them both used and they didn't come with any manuals
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Fair enough, what brand?
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Aussie locker front and factory Ford track lock with cobra carbon clutches in the rear
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Rear end should only need some friction modifier. For running a locker I believe you should be fine running straight gear oil. PM BrianJWilson and ask him what he used, he ran an Aussie up front.

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Thanks for the help
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I replied to your PM William. I ran the factory spec'ed gear oil. Aussie's FAQ says that the locker does not require any special gear oil.

FAQ - Aussie Lockers - Welcome to Torq Masters Home of the Aussie Locker

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Do I need special oil or lubricant?
No, use the manufacturers recommended fluid for the diff in your vehicle.
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