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Swapping all fluids in the drivetrain

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Swapping all fluids in the drivetrain

Ok, doing another tune up and maintenance run and I am going to change the fluids in both axles and the trans.

What is everyone out there running nowadays? I have a manual trans, and a trac-lok in the rear.
 
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I run a full synthetic dex/merc in my tranny. and pennzoil makes a synthetic gear oil that supposed to be good.
 
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good luck with the front axle

i run amsoil
 
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on the front axle you may be able to use a hand pump and get it out of the fill hole.

amsoil all the way!
 
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i use amsoil in mine
 
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All Amsoil:

Amsoil 5w30 Series 2000 in the engine. I change the oil yearly (about every 18-20k miles).

Amsoil Synthetic ATF in the tranny -- shifts much smoother since I flushed and filled with that stuff.

I was using Amsoil Severe Gear in the diff, but I'm using conventional fluid now. I will use Amsoil 80w90 severe gear WITHOUT friction modifier at some point. I have the oil, just haven't changed it yet.

I am not using Amsoil grease though. My front bearings are my upper ball joint (with a fitting) have TomPac TP-2557 synthetic bearing gel in them.
 
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Thanks Guys! Yeah, I have a hand pump at work that I am going to use to get as much of the old stuff out as possible.

Dang John, 20K on an oil change EEEEEK I am assuming that you change filters on a regular basis right?
 
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Originally Posted by SoundPer4mance
on the front axle you may be able to use a hand pump and get it out of the fill hole.
That is how I have swaped my fluid out of the front several times.

I run..

Engine - Mobil 1
Trans - Royal Purple
Transfercase - Mobil 1
Powersteering - Royal Purple/Lucas
Front/Rear Axle - Valvoline 80w/90
Grease (ball joints and such) - Mobil 1

The new axle I am building will use Amsoil or Mobil 1.

If you can't tell, I belive in synthetics.
 
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wanna make a how to about using this hand pump?? maybe?
 
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It is pretty easy, Just stick the tube down in the hole as far as you can, then pull the handle. Keep doing it until you can't get anymore out.
 
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Originally Posted by SONICEDGE03
Thanks Guys! Yeah, I have a hand pump at work that I am going to use to get as much of the old stuff out as possible.

Dang John, 20K on an oil change EEEEEK I am assuming that you change filters on a regular basis right?
I was changing them every 6k. I'm using the new microfiber filters and going to see about doing it every 10K. 2 filters per oil cycle. We'll see how that works.

I get the oil tested at the end of each year when I change it. So far, viscosity going up has been the main problem -- the oil passed on every other parameter and wear metals are below what's acceptable for a 3000 mile oil change.

I'm very comfortable now doing long drain with Amsoil. Since viscosity change has a lot to do with dissolved solids that are emulsified by detergent action, the microfiber filters may slow that down considerably. Hope so. It's all an adventure...
 
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Cool man! I just can't wait to get the diesel done for my truck :)
 
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