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#1 vhbigman

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:27 PM

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I have a 2007 GMC Sierra crew cab 1500 4x4 with the locking differentials, what is the recommended interval for service? And is there an additive for the oil if you use synthetic?
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#2 snakedoctor

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:57 AM

I don't remember what the manuals calls for and I am too lazy to look it up for you.

For my personal truck. I changed the diff fluid out @ 1500 miles to get shavings out. Then sense I tow I change it yearly.

GM uses a synthetic fluid. You can use Mobil 1 75/90 or Castrol synthetic 75/90. Or what ever your favorite synthetic gear oil might be. Gm DOES NOT require an additive for the Eaton G80 locker. The G80 is not a limited slip so requires nothing but gear oil. But I have a 2 wheel drive. I believe GM says to use their fluid in the front diff. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

Have a good one,

Don

Edited by dlstewart01, 15 March 2008 - 12:01 PM.


#3 vhbigman

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:48 PM

I don't remember what the manuals calls for and I am too lazy to look it up for you.

For my personal truck. I changed the diff fluid out @ 1500 miles to get shavings out. Then sense I tow I change it yearly.

GM uses a synthetic fluid. You can use Mobil 1 75/90 or Castrol synthetic 75/90. Or what ever your favorite synthetic gear oil might be. Gm DOES NOT require an additive for the Eaton G80 locker. The G80 is not a limited slip so requires nothing but gear oil. But I have a 2 wheel drive. I believe GM says to use their fluid in the front diff. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

Have a good one,

Don


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#4 vhbigman

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:47 PM

What are the capacities of the front and rear differiental and what is the part number for the front diff fluid and does it require and additive.
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I don't remember what the manuals calls for and I am too lazy to look it up for you.

For my personal truck. I changed the diff fluid out @ 1500 miles to get shavings out. Then sense I tow I change it yearly.

GM uses a synthetic fluid. You can use Mobil 1 75/90 or Castrol synthetic 75/90. Or what ever your favorite synthetic gear oil might be. Gm DOES NOT require an additive for the Eaton G80 locker. The G80 is not a limited slip so requires nothing but gear oil. But I have a 2 wheel drive. I believe GM says to use their fluid in the front diff. Some one correct me if I am wrong.

Have a good one,

Don



#5 Zembonez

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:13 PM

I don't remember what the manuals calls for and I am too lazy to look it up for you.

I love your sense of humor Don.

Many manufacturers recommend changing at least every 60K miles. I've never let mine go that far. I change mine about every 30K when I do the trans fluid. (but I don't tow much)

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