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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #16
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My local NAPA store carries this GL-4 90wt gear oil
http://www.crcindustries.com/ei/prod...spx?id=SL24239
That is what I used. But Ken4444 now has me thinking I should have used his chicken soup!

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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #17
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Is this for the T4, T5 or both?
Just the T4. Using chicken soup in the T5 will cause fat buildup on the synchros resulting in over lubrication which will cause them to operate more quickly which will wear out the mating parts. In the T5 you want to use beef soup or sweet tea if you live in the south.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #18
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Just the T4. Using chicken soup in the T5 will cause fat buildup on the synchros resulting in over lubrication which will cause them to operate more quickly which will wear out the mating parts. In the T5 you want to use beef soup or sweet tea if you live in the south.
Ken, the sad thing is, someone will read this thread and probably actually think about trying chicken soup in the trans, because I heard you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true, right?
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Just the T4. Using chicken soup in the T5 will cause fat buildup on the synchros resulting in over lubrication which will cause them to operate more quickly which will wear out the mating parts. In the T5 you want to use beef soup or sweet tea if you live in the south.
Ken I am having trouble....I can not get my fluid pump to work with the beef soup. I don't anticipate an issue with the tea though. Would recommend combing the tea/soup mixture in a blender first? I don't want to have to buy any special tools.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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T4/T5 use only synthetic, 75W-80 gear oil. ONLY!
Trust me on this as I have lost count of the T5's I have rebuild when folks used other oils.
The T5 in my Jeep now has over 75K miles on it, and all I use is 75W-80 syn.
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