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This is a discussion on Gear/transmission oil change question. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I tend to use regular Valvoline in the white bottles and at one point so apparently did my dealer. Shop ...

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    I tend to use regular Valvoline in the white bottles and at one point so apparently did my dealer. Shop around though because even that is $8 per bottle or so depending on where you buy, and if it's more you may as well get Extra-S.
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    Last edited by tebriel; 08-10-2012 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebriel View Post
    Let us know where you find it, I need to do a full fluid change too.
    I ended up ordering from 42 auto. It was $75 shipped for 5 bottles. Enough for trans and diff. For 4 bottles, it was $65, so it wasn't worth the tiny saving to get 4 bottles of the stuff and 1 bottle of some other stuff online.

    Here's the link for anyone interested: http://42autosports.3dcartstores.com...luid_p_14.html

    I crawled under and mine was a regular hex bolt. Assuming I was looking at the right one, which was about a foot aft of the oil drain plug, right in the middle.
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    Is regular teflon tape from Home Depot/Lowes ok to use for the trans/diff drain plugs?
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    My trans oil is still golden clear anyway, so I'm not in a huge rush to replace it. Haven't checked diff yet.

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    Yes. Also, I used silicone from Autozone on the rear diff drain plug. Small tube, inexpensive.
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    Thanks for the suggestion, shadowpr. Advanced auto had a nice coupon code so was able to get a tube of that stuff and some other things for a decent price.
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    Finally got it all done yesterday. Transmission, differential fluid, motor oil/filter change - all of it took about 2.5 hours.

    The stuff that came out of the rear diff was pretty nasty looking, while the transmission fluid looked new and clear. Nothing significant on the magnets for both, just shavings with a few very tiny pieces. The POS pump I got slowed us down quite a bit. Took about 25 minutes to pump not quite 1 qt into the rear. I need a better solution for next time.

    For front and rear, I went through about 4 quarts of the Extra S. Glad I got it all done, and thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions.

    Next on the list, spark plugs and fuel filter.
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    There is a good spark plug instructional thread that made my life somewhat easier. Not a picnic by any stretch but feasible. I disliked the plug replacement. Have a look at that other thread if you like.
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