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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Transfer Case & Diff Oil

Before I order anything is this what most of you guys use?

Red Line 57905 75W90 GL-5 Gear Oil

Also, checking on quantity to have on hand:
1.7 Liter for each diff on a 90
2.8 Liter for the transfer case

Also, what is the consensus on oil brand and weight for a 2.5L N/A diesel in hot Arizona?

I'm ordering from Amazon and this stuff would be a PITA to return if I buy the wrong stuff.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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I like this one for the diff's:

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Purple-P.../dp/B0007QGT34
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I buy my lubricants at Tractor Supply in 5 gallon buckets. Dinosaur oil for me. I change it out frequently. A tip I got somewhere, was to buy a couple garden sprayers and fill them with gear oil, trans fluid, motor oil, whatever. You cut the nozzle off the plastic wand. A few pumps is all it takes to allow you to fill your various holes with the proper fluid. Since they have a built in trigger, you reduce spillage.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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. A few pumps is all it takes to allow you to fill your various holes with the proper fluid.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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There was just no way to write that in a way that wasn't an opener for a punch line, so there ya go...
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I'm with Bill...use cheap stuff but change it roughly every 2k miles (2-3 months) because I wheel in water fairly often
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I'm with Bill...use cheap stuff but change it roughly every 2k miles (2-3 months) because I wheel in water fairly often
Not really needed unless you have bad seals. I wade a lot as well and have never had any oil contamination.

I think it is worth getting the better oil like above for the transfer case. They can run hot.
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Also, what is the consensus on oil brand and weight for a 2.5L N/A diesel in hot Arizona?
A decent 15W/40 diesel engine oil should work fine in your climate.
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Not really needed unless you have bad seals. I wade a lot as well and have never had any oil contamination.

I think it is worth getting the better oil like above for the transfer case. They can run hot.
Totally agree on the transfer case. I normally run Mobil1 in there.
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