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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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synthetics for tranny and pumpkins?

seems that my tranny seems to shift better when its wet out. i'm thinking that it may be that the water keeps it cooler. anybody think that synthetics would be a help? if so, any brand work better than others?
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Re: synthetics for tranny and pumpkins?

How about trying out a heavier weight gear lube? Not sure what your original fill with those was, but if yours called for GL-5, you can switch up to 85W140 for some more internal cusion when it warms up.

I had a truck that would get difficult to shift when hot, and it would squalk and make a fuss. The heavier weight gear oil did the trick.

Anyway, I love redline oils. I think they really work wonders. Mobil1 is also some decent stuff too. It is a whole lot more accessable than that Redline oil.

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Re: synthetics for tranny and pumpkins?

That's all I'll run in the axles and tranny (transfer too). They're just better in ever regard, other than your wallet, but they aren't changed out enough for me to worry about it.
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