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Old 02-16-2012, 10:16 AM
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i have a 1985 seville 4.1 motor front wheel drive what type of oil to put in the differential thanks
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:14 PM
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Use SAE 80 or SAE80-90 GL5 Gear Lube Some GM#1052271 or 1052272. Recommended change every 10,000 and check level once a year.
 
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Cadsforfun View Post
Use SAE 80 or SAE80-90 GL5 Gear Lube Some GM#1052271 or 1052272. Recommended change every 10,000 and check level once a year.
Why so often? Just because it's front-wheel drive and runs hotter? For rear differentials changing the oil every 100K miles is usually more than often enough.
 
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:47 AM
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Just from the GM maintenance charts, not something that I recommend. I agree that it is too often as well and never do it more often than about 50,000. All depends if you have been towing or not.
 
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