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Old 03-13-2014, 02:48 PM
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So, by end of May, I'm going to be doing the pre-roadtrip thing. Making sure everything is good mechanically. Haven't had any problems yet with truck since buying back in November of last year. Now only has 94k miles on it. I'm looking to get some advice on best oils to use in this engine, tranny and rear end. Truck is completely stock except air bags on rear end. Or should I just use what's recommended? Or go to synthetics? Since buying the truck and using it daily, it hasn't used any oil. Although I only drive it about 12-20 miles a day. But it'll be time for a change just before the road trip. Bought the truck with 92k miles on it. So, in 4 months ive added 2k more. But now this road trip will add lil more than 7k in a weeks time. Will also be towing a uhaul trailer loaded (6x12 Im hoping), from Tn to Fl, then over to La to be dropped off. Any ideas for oils would be helpful. Truck is '98 2500 V10.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:33 PM
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I'd use the Mopar fluids. I know the differential lubes are synthetic, think the ATF+4 Mopar is also at least part synthetic. As far as engine oil, I'm a synthetic guy, I use Penzoil Platinum and change every 15,000 miles. I send a sample to Blackstone Labs. I'm sure any premium mineral oil will be fine with reasonable changes, though. I know some guys switch from 75/140 to 75/90 dif lube and claim better economy.
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i like royal purple oil and stick with atf 4 dont forget your wheel bearings too re pack them
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