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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 3rd, 2013, 2:16 pm Thread Starter
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Yep.. Final drive

What is the consensus of Final Drive Oil type?
Have done engine oil, soon final drive oil change..
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post #2 of 6 Old Sep 3rd, 2013, 6:14 pm
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Redline heavy duty shockproof. Used it for over 200k miles, change it every 10k.


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I have had good results with Mobil 1 synthetic.
I don't think the lube is an issue as much as proper pre-load on the FD bearing.

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Popeye likes Olive Oil.

I've used everything from BMW Ofishall synth to Walmrt supertech brand.
I like Walmrt tech, it is cheaper and tastes best.
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Any 75W90 mineral gear oil that satisfies API GL5 is fine. Nothing special about the bevel drive, just make sure it is not over-filled.

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Did Final drive oil change with Mobil 1 Syn 75w90
next the transmission...
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