I bought some super tech synthetic blend 75w-90 gear oil. I just wanted to see what filter you guys recommend I was thinking Purolator , as well as how much oil I'll need for each change? I usually do mine cold and let it run out over a half hour or so while I am puttering around. I know there wasnt a drain plug on the rear, but I need to take the cover off anyways because the fluid is black and gritty, I think the pinion bearing is shot as I get a hum at highway speeds, and the rear end did hitch a couple weeks ago at takeoff. On older models it was likely to be a broken cable or one that was disconnected or stripped somehow. Oh, and if you have the skidplate, oil drips on that too. I was wondering if there is a drain and fill plug on the front diff, or if I have to pull the cover? The truck came with synthetic in the rear differential from the factory.
I asked this question a while ago, and although no one seems to know the answer; its got to be a certain package, or combination of packages, that bumps the gasser to the 11. I would go back with synthetic and not a blend. Simply drill and tap for whatever size pipe plug you want. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. It will run just fine in both. I usually only tow snomowbiles for the heaviest load as well.
Simply click on the button below, and then follow the directions to prepare a complete and printable list of filters and fluid capacities for your vehicle. Also, should I be using 75-90 synth in both the front and rear and how many quarts of each? Six quarts should be plenty. Your tires will also have to match the load. Once doors are unlocked, go into rear of car and climb over front seat. I know there wasnt a drain plug on the rear, but I need to take the cover off anyways because the fluid is black and gritty, I think the pinion bearing is shot as I get a hum at highway speeds, and the rear end did hitch a couple weeks ago at takeoff. A bolt thread will leak. I started using the synthetic blend Max-Life formula a few years ago.
Any advise on how to keep from making a huge mess when changing it? I was wondering if there is a drain and fill plug on the front diff, or if I have to pull the cover? Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. I have a 2500Hd 6. There is a recall on the gauge cluster. I live in maine and its a cold climate in the winter. I usually only tow snomowbiles for the heaviest load as well. I have a 2500Hd 6.
Also, should I be using 75-90 synth in both the front and rear and how many quarts of each? Not sure about super tech, I am sure it is a rebranded version of Valvoline or pennsoil. The Rear is easy to remove the cover the front would be alot of work. What about super tech gear oil? As for an additive it depends on what you have in the rear diff. All totaling, she weighs in at about 6,800 lbs, or 3. Agreed on the Oil filter wrench the only time I ever have to use one is on the first oil change of a brand new vehicle and the 1 time I let a quick lube do it. This is true no matter what type of cab it has, regular, extended, or crew cab.
I had already drained the rear differential and put the cover back on. I was wondering if there is a drain and fill plug on the front diff, or if I have to pull the cover? My truck has the 6. What about super tech gear oil? Otherwise, run it on the road for a good half hour or so, so the oil is nice and hot. My personal belief is that most conventional oils are pretty close to the same, they all have additives that make them better the others, some of these additives are gimmicks some are not. I generally agree with Buckwheat's advice except for the running of the engine first.
The manual trans is less 3,700 to 4,200 for a 4. Oil is thicker when it is cold. Also- will I need a wrench to torque the filter in enough, or will hand tight do the trick? Will this work with my truck? I improvised: Idea from 13 year old nephew who heard me cursing up a storm. Tank size is determined by the length of the bed and not the capacity or engine size of the truck. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator.
As for an additive it depends on what you have in the rear diff. Idling the engine for ten minutes will never get the oil up to temp. Most often in the 2500s I have seen, the diesel gets the 11. And just for advice, don't think that just because your truck isn't fully squatting or you still have room under the wheel wells that your payload isn't maxed out. I just put Napa full Synthetic in my Tahoe last week. It could be the oil pressure sensor starting to go bad- mine did the same thing This is normal. The Rear is easy to remove the cover the front would be alot of work.