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post #1 of 21 Old 02-03-2009, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Limited Slip Additive

I am going to be changing out my differential fluids this weekend...I have to change the front because I will be replacing the axle seals, the rear will just be maintenance. Do I have to buy the limited slip additive from the dealership, or does Autozone or Advance carry something similar?

I know some of you will say to just buy Royal Purple or Amsoil gear oil, but I've already bought, opened, and used some of the Mobil 1 because I had to add a little bit of fluid to the front diff due to the leaking seal. So I'd rather not spend any extra money on gear oil.

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Edit:

I see that Amsoil makes an additive. Would this be a good substitution for the Mopar? I work with an Amsoil dealer, so if I can use this instead I'll just do that.

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If you're using Mobil 1, you will not need limited slip additive.

Its already in there.
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If you're using Mobil 1, you will not need limited slip additive.

Its already in there.
Really?? Well that's good to know. At $18 something per quart, it should already be in there.

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Really?? Well that's good to know. At $18 something per quart, it should already be in there.
I thought things were cheaper in the US , that`s the same price as here . I went with Royal Purple , I know it`s got a good rep , and , I got it for $15 a quart , no FM additive required .
I`d go with Amsoil if I was south of my boarder just because of the good representation from Ridin' Around , but shipping kills the deal here in Canada
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Mobil 1 has an excellent reputation too. Its good stuff.

And it definitely has the limited slip additive already.
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yep even tho i like amsoil thnx to ridin around i used M1 before i knew about amsoil yes $18 per qt atleast u dont need gallons of it i could image O_O

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Mobil 1 has an excellent reputation too. Its good stuff.

And it definitely has the limited slip additive already.
wow that interesting
so what happens if u use mobile 1 and put in the fm?

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I always thought mobil1 didnt have any FM, cause the dealerships always sold that with the fm.

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wow that interesting
so what happens if u use mobile 1 and put in the fm?
i guess ull have SUPER FM NO FRICTON AT All!

I think m1 only the Higher grade stuff has the FM alrdy it has to say on the bottle for it have it

i just used 70w140 it didnt sayanything about it but i also have dana 30/35 with out trac locks

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wow that interesting
so what happens if u use mobile 1 and put in the fm?
Too much friction modifier will make the limited slip work less effectively.

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I always thought mobil1 didnt have any FM, cause the dealerships always sold that with the fm.
Dealerships rarely use mobil 1. They just fill from the drums and use additives.

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i guess ull have SUPER FM NO FRICTON AT All!

I think m1 only the Higher grade stuff has the FM alrdy it has to say on the bottle for it have it

i just used 70w140 it didnt sayanything about it but i also have dana 30/35 with out trac locks
ALL Mobil 1 has the friction modifier already.

Mobil 1 is the higher grade stuff. There are not 2 different levels of Mobil 1 oil.

They do not make a 70-140, but there is a 75-140 Mobil 1.

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub..._LS_75W-90.asp

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...75W-140LS.aspx
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Too much friction modifier will make the limited slip work less effectively.


Dealerships rarely use mobil 1. They just fill from the drums and use additives.



ALL Mobil 1 has the friction modifier already.

Mobil 1 is the higher grade stuff. There are not 2 different levels of Mobil 1 oil.

They do not make a 70-140, but there is a 75-140 Mobil 1.

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub..._LS_75W-90.asp

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...75W-140LS.aspx
so i miss type Oh i see now the bottle says 75w140

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Dumb question here, but what are the capacities for the front and rear differentials on the 2000 WJ 4.0l 4x4? Need to now how much to buy.
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Below are the fluid capacities.

1 quart = 2 pints


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