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post #1 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Gear oil?

I'm installing an aussie locker in my dana 30 tomorrow. What weight and kind of gear oil should I use? Does it matter? I live in Mesa AZ so it's hot in the summer if that make a difference. Thank you!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 05:29 PM
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any good 75/90 or 80/90 GL5 should be fine.

this is from the faq section of the aussie site:

"Do I need special oil or lubricant?
No, use the manufacturers recommended fluid for the diff in your vehicle."


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http://www.aussielocker.com/frequent...tions#answer10

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks!! I was just wondering if a heavier oil would be okay to go with and if it would suppress the sound?
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 05:42 PM
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Okay thanks!! I was just wondering if a heavier oil would be okay to go with and if it would suppress the sound?
You could use heavier oil. Not sure how much it would affect the sound. Probably not much. You won't hear the sound in 2wd.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 06:04 PM
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I got the thickest gear oil Lucas makes and don't notice my Aussie at all!

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 06:41 PM
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I'm personally running 85/140 in mine for summer time, and it's a bit cooler up here then it is in AZ

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-11-2013, 10:41 PM
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I use 80w-90 with my Aussie. You can hear it click pretty well in 2wd when turning.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-12-2013, 06:37 AM
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I use 85/140. I can only hear the Aussie if the windows are down and even then its very faint.
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