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RedLine Gear Oil, yes-no?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Burt4x4, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Hey gang, Its time to swap out my diff lube! My R&P rear has well over 500miles now and the front, well 4 wheelin trips sence swap so duno really?
    I was originaly told not to run RedLine gear oil on a new R&P set. So now that I'm 'broke in' I was thinking of switching to sythetic oil RedLine. what do you all think of this stuff?
    When doing a oil change do you all spray down the diff with brake cleaner to get the little metal flakes out?? I have a PowerLock, will brake cleaner do bad to the cluches n stuff?

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  2. DesertDueler

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    Run red line gear oil. That stuff works great. And do not use brake cleaner on the clutches, it will destroy them.

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  3. Gold Rush

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    I never spray down or clean the inside other than wiping out with a rag. Go ahead with the Red Line oil, but will you need the additive for you rear? I didn't put any additive in mine and ran it with synthetic for about two years before it gave out. Things that make you go hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm.


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  4. RedDwarf

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    Yes to synthetic. There's no reason not to.

    My own preference is Amsoil, though most of my diffs have Mobil1 Synth in them.

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