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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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When should I change my differential fluid, final gear oil and coolant. I still have to break it in. It has about 125 miles on it.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 02:09 AM
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Your manual has reccomended change times.

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It depends if you are going to switch to synthetics? If you are not? then any time is good. If you are then i would wait to around the 500km (300 miles) like i did. Like i said in another post the diff fluid i took out was actually quite clean so i know i could have waited longer myself......Irv

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I believe I did mine when I hit 25 hours. My diff fluid definately needed to be changed.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 05:12 PM
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The first fluid change after break in won't appear dirty. The purpose of the early change is to remove any metal particles in the fluid from the break in. You wont be able to see the particle and the fluid will appear clean, but you should definately not wait longer than the manual recomends to change it.

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How many of you guys are using synthetic in your diff fluid and what kind? I have been thinking of going to that.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 08:39 PM
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Hey xtremegrizz, i just put Mobil-1 75-90 synthetic in for my first change but i only plan on running it about 20hrs or less? not that it is bad oil, it is probably some of the best but then i am switching permanetly to "Amsoil Severe Gear" It is a new oil that is fully synthetic as well but it is suppose to be the best on the market so far? I used the Mobil-1 for now because i had some left over from doing the diff in my car so i thought i would use it up first.........Irv

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Irv I'm waiting a few mor miles to change my fluid to the amsoil. I use it in my cars and makes a big differenc especially in gas milage. I had put the amsoil oil in after the breakin then had my first service done but they didn't get the valve cover tight and I had trouble so they put yamy back in. Any way when I change it I'm going to change to all amsoil.
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I am putting Amsoil diff fluid in this week and I have a little over 1,100 miles on my Grizz. This will be my 2nd diff fluid change. For oil I have been running the amsoil 0W-40 for about 400 miles now.

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IF any of you are getting the Amsoil from mail order let me know the place you order from. I can not really find any of it around me only RedLine oils.

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