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I use synthetic only. 22 57.89%
I use dino only. 13 34.21%
I use a synthetic blend. 3 7.89%
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Old February 7th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Synthetic or Dino, What do you use???

Synthetic or Dino.........What is your pleasure?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 08:26 AM
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Dino...changed w/out fail every 3000 miles. I don't see the benefit of synth when changing it that frequently...any dissenters?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 09:39 AM
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Regardless of how often you change the oil, yes I agree every 3k or so... Synthetic is technically better oil.

In any case... Me likey Synthetic...

AMSOIL everywhere.
Engine: 20w-50 Series 2000 Amsoil Synthetic
Diff's: 75-90w Extreme Heavy Duty Amsoil Synthetic Gear Oil
Transmission: Amsoil Synthetic ATF
Transfer Box: 75-90w Extreme Heavy Duty Amsoil Synthetic Gear Oil (and a blend with some 20w-50 Motor Oil... a Mike Green Concoction...or is that the trans..?... can't remember right now it was a late night.)
Swivel Balls: 75-90w " "
Bearings: Amsoil High Pressure Synthetic Racing Grease.

Runs like a fucking dream... sounds great too.


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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Mobil 1 everywhere except the transmission, Redline MTL good shit can say enough good things about it. Next go around will be Amsoil in the diffs and t-case.

Nicholas how come the ATF in the transmission?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:10 AM
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Per the Rover manual the tranns uses ATF type F. I think they went back and forth for a while between ATF, Gear oil and then they went with MTL.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:11 AM
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rover4x4...

Good question. Well, I was going to use the Redline MTF shtuff, but can't find it anywhere around here... The ATF works pretty well, haven't had any problems. A lot of people use ATF in their manual trans, the viscosities aren't too far off. You know, come to think of it, I think that's where I blend some synthetic motor oil, not the transfer box... to 'thicken' it up a bit.

In any case, it's 'tight'.



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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:14 AM
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The problem with ATF is it is not good for the synchros (wrong friction properties). Check Redline's website for a local dealer.

http://www.redlineoil.com/dealers.asp
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:35 AM
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I did Redline MTL this weekend, there is a marked difference. My reward was a snickity-snick R380 & two gashes on my cheek exactly 32mm apart...pop quiz...can anyone tell me how the gashes got there???
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:57 AM
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I did Redline MTL this weekend, there is a marked difference. My reward was a snickity-snick R380 & two gashes on my cheek exactly 32mm apart...pop quiz...can anyone tell me how the gashes got there???
When removing da big nut the wrench slipped off and hit you in the face! Then I would guess the wrench could be seen flying at a high rater of speed across the driveway!
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:59 AM
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I use Mobi1 in the motor and T-case. Can't remember what's in the autobox. Diffs I use the cheapest stuff out there. I change it way to often to be using mobile or redline. What ever is per spec and the cheapest goes in there.

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Old February 8th, 2005, 12:40 PM
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Synthetic all the way.

Castrol Syntec in the engine, because they make a cheaper 5W-50, changed every 5000kms.

Redline MTL in the tranny.

Transfer case and diffs have castrol synthetic in them now but I may try the Redline products next time.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 12:48 PM
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Hey Mike,

You really should not use Syntec in a Diesel. It is not rated for diesel use.

Good full synthetic diesel engine oils at reasonable prices (in Canada) are:
Petro-Canada Duron XL 5W-40 ($23/4l at any P-C truckstop)
Esso Extra XD-3 0W-40
Shell Rotella T SB 0W-40 (soon to change to 5W-40)
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Old February 8th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Mike Hippert - ding ding ding!! You win...your prize is three empty Redline bottles...where do I ship them to?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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When I bought my 90, the dealer had put gear lube in the tranny (I didn't know at the time). About 100 miles into my 350 mile trip home, it started spitting out the breather tube and making a nasty mess... really spooked me since I had just signed all those papers to take it home... after throwing in ATF... no unusual probs.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Thanks Red, that's good to know.

The Syntec bottle does have a CF rating on it so I figured with 5000km changes the soot wouldn't get that bad anyway.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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Valvoline maxlife synthetic, that is if you are over 70,000 miles. Leaked a tiny bit for three or four days after i changed it but has completely stopped now. Personally I think she runs a little smoother and the exhaust sounds and smells healthier.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 07:33 PM
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Thanks Red, that's good to know.

The Syntec bottle does have a CF rating on it so I figured with 5000km changes the soot wouldn't get that bad anyway.
Should be looking for CH-4 or CI-4

No reason to change at 5000 kms if you are using a synthetic and your engine is fine.
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