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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Synthetic Gear Oil

I would like to replace the SAE 80W90 Final Drive gear oil with a synthetic. Any suggestions for brand and weight?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 04:20 AM
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Valv 75w90

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 06:54 AM
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Brand is personal preference. I'm running Lucas in mine. Weight on synthetic will be 75W90.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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+1 on Lucas...

Been running it in my Shadow and Sabre since I brought them home! Don't expect to have any issues on either... Lucas is good stuff!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:39 PM
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I use the Valvoline synthetic too. Gets changed every year.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 01:43 PM
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I ended up with some Mobil 1 synthetic 'cuz that was the best stuff on the shelf when I went shopping

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