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Unread 06-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Dealer differential fluid?

I had my 07 JGC 4.7 in the dealer today for some warranty work so i decided to have their 4X4 service which is Transfer case and both axles drained and refilled since i was already there. On the invoice i dont see the fluid listed as a Mopar part, just the limited slip additive. Don't they have to use Mopar fluids for everything? Could they have filled the axles with crap fluid?

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Unread 06-18-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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correct they could of used a OFF-brand mopar approved then added the LSD fluid it to it. you kinda have to tell them what u want or they'll throw w/e handy in there at some places

next time think about Amsoil Gear fluid. Alrdy has the LSD in it and A HELLALOT better than the Cheapo garbage they put in it. www.Amsoil.com
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Unread 06-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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correct they could of used a OFF-brand mopar approved then added the LSD fluid it to it. you kinda have to tell them what u want or they'll throw w/e handy in there at some places

next time think about Amsoil Gear fluid. Alrdy has the LSD in it and A HELLALOT better than the Cheapo garbage they put in it. http://www.amsoil.com/redirect.cgi?z...345&page=index
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Unread 06-19-2009, 05:09 AM   #4
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Just out of curiosity, how much did they charge for doing both differentials and the transfer case? I would guess $250?

I just did all three recently with Mobil 1 and Mopar friction modifier in the diffs and Mopar fluid in the transfer case, and it cost me about $120 for the fluids and $0 for labor.

I like using the synthetics when possible. I also like cracking open the rear diff rather than just sucking out the fluid. You get a better flavor of how it is doing.
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Just out of curiosity, how much did they charge for doing both differentials and the transfer case? I would guess $250?

I just did all three recently with Mobil 1 and Mopar friction modifier in the diffs and Mopar fluid in the transfer case, and it cost me about $120 for the fluids and $0 for labor.

I like using the synthetics when possible. I also like cracking open the rear diff rather than just sucking out the fluid. You get a better flavor of how it is doing.

just got my done at the dealer, they charge me $149.95 per axle and 99.95 for t-case. bill come out to be 447.43 total (tax and disposal).
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Unread 06-19-2009, 06:03 AM   #7
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I hope they atleast took you to dinner before they screwed you.
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Unread 06-19-2009, 06:10 AM   #8
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I hope they atleast took you to dinner before they screwed you.
lol..... i wished i have read some of the threat on this forum and done it myself. them bastard even told me to make sure bring it back after every 15K.
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Unread 06-19-2009, 06:18 AM   #9
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just got my done at the dealer, they charge me $149.95 per axle and 99.95 for t-case. bill come out to be 447.43 total (tax and disposal).
Labor is probably $275 total, so not rediculously out of line, but they made a decent profit off you. the shop rates for each of those items is perhaps 1 hour each, and when combined only takes them 1.5 hours.

Now that you know how easy it is just DIY next time (every 15k!). There are posts here on how to do it. Do the transfer case every 30k.
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Unread 06-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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I wonder why they included the oil additive. I thought it was for the QD II only. I don't think the Larado could come with QD II.
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Unread 06-19-2009, 10:17 AM   #11
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I wonder why they included the oil additive. I thought it was for the QD II only. I don't think the Larado could come with QD II.
Pretty sure it was always an option. At least it was with my 08 CRD since I have QDII. Though I'm pretty sure the additive is also required for QTII...
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Unread 06-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #12
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I wonder why they included the oil additive. I thought it was for the QD II only. I don't think the Larado could come with QD II.
If you have qdII you will see a "quadradrive" sign near the shift knob. Laredos are almost all qtI/II. They don't need additive. Dealers may put additive in all of them but it's a waste for the laredos.
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Unread 06-19-2009, 10:33 AM   #13
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Hey now mister, your dealership can't charge you for the useless limited-slip additive if they don't put it in anyway! You don't want them to starve, do you?
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Unread 06-19-2009, 12:46 PM   #14
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You have to change the fluids every 15K?
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Unread 06-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
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You have to change the fluids every 15K?
15k is the "heavy use" interval for the axles. IMO fluid changes are a lot cheaper than a diff going out. TC is every 30k regardless of use.
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