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post #1 of 12 Old 08-06-2020, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Valvoline 75-140 Gear oil For Axles

Its time to change my axle juice. 04 with Qudra Drive. the last time I use Amsoil at 20 bucks a quart.. It has the friction modifier added. I was looking for a cheaper alternative and Red Line is also 20 bucks a quart.I see Valvoline claims to have the FM built in as well and its $13 a quart. I know everybody has their preferred brands and products based on experience. I'am considering going the cheaper Valvoline route myself, unless anybody advises against it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-06-2020, 07:37 PM
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The Mopar fluids have been supplied by Exxon/Mobile before Chrysler Jeep became FCA. Now the Mopar oils are supplied by Shell/Penzoil. So Valvoline will be just fine.


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The Valvoline is fine.

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It’s fine, but you still want to add the Mopar friction modifier.

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My gear shop recommends Lucas (dino) 85w-140 in all their axles, plus FM in clutch style LSD axles. It's all I've ever used, comes out to about $6/qt or $20/gal, plus cost of FM.

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I used the Valvoline before, still needed the Mopar FM.


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Its supposed to be in it.
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So the label says. I put it in thinking the same thing. Within a week it started groaning. Had to add the FM to quiet it back down.


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Usually, it doesn't groan from low FM.
It will ratchet in tight turns or sometimes called "skip" a tire over hard pavement when turning.
But that it was resolved with some FM added is good all the same.

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I use Valvoline products faithfully. I do this for a living and have for 40 years.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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My gear shop recommends Lucas (dino) 85w-140 in all their axles, plus FM in clutch style LSD axles. It's all I've ever used, comes out to about $6/qt or $20/gal, plus cost of FM.
You must be speaking of ECGS! They are on the Lucas bandwagon for sure; not saying that is unwarranted.

In response to the thread, I grab the gallon jug of Walmart 85w-140 conventional and change every 15-20k miles. Diff's aren't picky unless you have a clutch pack, if you do just make sure the grease is already LS safe or get the additive.
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You must be speaking of ECGS! They are on the Lucas bandwagon for sure; not saying that is unwarranted.

In response to the thread, I grab the gallon jug of Walmart 85w-140 conventional and change every 15-20k miles. Diff's aren't picky unless you have a clutch pack, if you do just make sure the grease is already LS safe or get the additive.
Indeed! Shame they moved so far out but their new warehouse is HUGE. I picked up my axle from there about week and a half ago.

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