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Old March 5th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Oil changes....

Well its that time, I have my 95 Ram with a 360 running smoothly and since I just got it it needs ALL the oil changed... The problem is I have a choice on running Dexron 3 or Chrysler + type in the trans and the transfer case, any suggestions on what is better? I'm also looking for suggestions on the Differentials and thinking of going with a synthetic engine oil.

Any suggestions are welcome thank you.

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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Well its that time, I have my 95 running smoothly


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Old March 5th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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ATF+4 is compatible for all transmitions for the most part with the exception of the new CVT. I also put a little of the Limited Slip additive in there. Helps more than anything of the shelf at autozone.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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80w -90 is great in the differentials, and lucas oil makes additives if you have posi
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Old March 5th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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95 Ram PP, I don't think Omni's have a Transfer case but one never knows.

thanks for pointing out my flaws now nobody will think I'm perfect.

Ive been filling it up with +4 but I'm not sure whats in everything, need to do a rear output shaft seal on the trans and reseal the entire transfer case, might do a rebuild on it too to quiet it down a little bit.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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thanks for pointing out my flaws now nobody will think I'm perfect.

I only did it because it was brought up recently.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=38292

It wasn't copied to every Forum, though.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #7
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I figured it wasn't vehicle specific information I was looking for even though year makes a difference and please don't take me seriously on that one, I was just being an ass and joking around, though I thought you could of at least picked something with a transfer case, say a stealth or some other AWD car.

Honestly I'm looking for opinions on Name brands and advice on weather to stick to the +4 for more money a quart or if there isn't a difference between that and Dex 3 for less, and I have no experience with synthetics so name dropping would be help full, just because Quaker state leaked the least in my F150 and Valvoline felt like it lasted longer in my Cadillac wont mean its the best stuff for my dodge, though the +4 stuff is less available than the Dexron 3, I've spent a lot of time and money on this engine and want it to keep running like it is now for as long as I can manage.

Anyone have an opinion on synthetic engine oils?

thanks for the no slip tip Sonic, will add some, I really do hate automatic transmissions!
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Old March 11th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #8
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No problem. If you shoot me your vin I can probably find out everything you need as far as fluids go. Synthetics are better and in my truck honestly the best oil I ever ran was the quaker state 4x4 semi synthetic. I dont anymore cause well I am broke but the truck rans great and it really did improove my gas milage. The transmitions are a pain in the ass but if you take care of them youll be fine. Try not to over heat your fluids especially when wheeling. It should always be in the back of your mind how long you been ragging on your rig. Coolers and temp gages can be a great help. Also if it has been a while since the trans was flushed change the filter too. I have been running at least a 38 inch tire for five years and I do wheel my truck. I have never rebuilt andthing because it failed. I rebuilt the trans before my warrenty ran out and that was it. Just keep you fluids clean and youll do fine.
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Thanks Sonic, I already checked with the dealer and the dipstick says "Chrysler Plus type or Dexron II" and when I got my build sheet I asked the guy at the computer.

What I should do Is check my manual to see if Valvoline marked the type of fluid they put in when the guy had the changes done (they are all recoded in the back of the manual) Regardless I think Ill just flush everything with Plus 4 and put some good 80-90 in the reared. As someone once told me, there are only 3 or 4 plants in the country that actually refine the oil so its all the same stuff, its just who adds what detergents.
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Well they werent really lieing. Good luck...
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quaker state and pensoil have a high parifin wax in them and tend to sludge more than say a valvoline or havalin it's not because of were they are refined but because the were they come from. Texas oils are the best for oil in my opinion.

trans wize use atf+4 or you will probly get a shudder.

Axles use whatever but make sure to put in limited slip adative if you have one or your clutches will be gone very shortly.
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quaker state and pensoil have a high parifin wax in them and tend to sludge more than say a valvoline or havalin it's not because of were they are refined but because the were they come from. Texas oils are the best for oil in my opinion.

trans wize use atf+4 or you will probly get a shudder.

Axles use whatever but make sure to put in limited slip adative if you have one or your clutches will be gone very shortly.

The first part might explain why Quaker State leaked less in my ford...

the funny part it list Plus type or Dextron 2 on the dipstick, but I think I am going to go with a +4 and my axles are open unless you want to loan me a limited slip

Ive heard the negatives about Quaker state foaming too much or some other thing but my last truck seemed to run best on it and it ran clean and leaked less.

I think im going to run a valvoline in this one for now and see who has what in a plus type, Plus is a lot more than Dexron and I've only seen it in valvoline and Shell so far.
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