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Old 03-22-2009
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LS additive, yea or nay?

Just got done with my gear break in, L/S was installed at the same time. Im going to swap the fluid. I bought some 75/90 Valvoline syn-power to replace it with. The bottle states it can be used for L/S applications. Would you use any additional L/S additive with the Syn-Power? or use the gear oil by itself? Ive heard too much additive will cause the L/S to perform less efficiently but quiet it down and that it will perform better without the additive but cause excessive wear. Opinions welcome.

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If the bottle states no additive necessary then I would just run the fluid and not worry about it.
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I'd add it. If you have clutch type L/S it will help to keep your clutches lubricated and in turn operating. And since your sig says Ford Trac-Loc, I believe that is what you have. BTW wats up w/da Maui Rangers? Some nutz ones ova dea!
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I got the cheap stuff as it doesn't have additive on it (which if your bottle says no additive nessacry it means it has it in there) and I added half of what your suppose to so it locks up easier.
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thanks,

ill go with gear oil only and add any modifier if necessary after driving around a little.
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The friction modifier is only there to help reduce customer complaints about chattering while turning with the LS diff. You don't need to use it if you don't want to.
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