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Synthectic fluid

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Well, doubler is built, and all I need to do today is finish rebuilding 205 and bolt in on to rest of driveline. What is everyone's opinion on synthectic fluids for trans and tranfers. I will probably run regular for 500 miles, then do a change, is synthectic worth the cost? Will post some pictures of new additions to rig soon. Next is e-brake for 205 and 1350 CV for rear.

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  2. wayne

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    Just my $.02. In the t cases and trans and axles it might be worth it since they don't get serviced as often as the engine.

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  3. michaelm

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    also for severe cold winter duty the thinner synthetics will be easier on the starter and may be liquid enough to lubricate, unlike 80w90 that freezes solid
     
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    synthetics of the same weight flow better than conventional oils because the molecules are rounder and more uniformly shaped.large trucking co.fleets all run synthetics in trannys and rearends because parts for semis arent cheap.tranny and t.c fluid and gear lube isnt changed that often,so the cost difference isnt that bag of a deal to me.its worth the piece of mind.later...rob

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  5. michaelm

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    you must have seen better fleet companies then I have.
    havent come across one that uses synthetics yet
     
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    I work for a trucking company in the northeast, our trucks built after '99 all have synthetics in the drivelines, regular oil gets changed every 100,000 miles, the synthetics get changed every 250,000.

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