Anyways, I have a invoice around here somewhere for the work, and I want to say they used 7 quarts. I've been thinking of doing the trans and gear boxes, but wasn't sure I could do it without the stuff I had in the Jiffy garage. I'm the original owner of this particular truck it was a 30th birthday present to myself , and I paid it off about a year ago. When the weather breaks, I plan on doing some routine maintenance belts, hoses, coolant, filters, etc. .
Other than that it's been a pretty dependable set of wheels. At 100K plus miles, that's pretty impressive. If you drive in dusty areas, tow a trailer, idle or drive at low speeds for extended periods or drive for short periods less than four miles at a time in below freezing temperatures, even smaller intervals are recommended. If it is black you can get the white one from the dealer. Oil Change Engine Oil Type 5W30 Engine Oil Capacity 4.
I do a lot of highway driving, and I have a defensive driving style. Sorry to be so quick to respond, but I am just curious because I need this truck lasting a few more years for me and am pretty anal about things. There has been so much info posted on this subject on that website, you could read till your eyes bleed. It's at 165K miles and runs pretty well. My last truck had the same statement in the owners manual, and as soon as I changed fluid the diff started chattering feels like two blocks of rubber slipping past one another.
Upgrading to full synthetic isn't a bad idea if you dont mind the extra expense. Important: This bulletin is intended for vehicles sold in very cold weather climates, especially those in Alaska and certain regions of Canada. Adding friction modifier additive can cause a loss of locking differential functionality. People that complain how it works,just do not use the throttle correctly. Its no different that transmission clutches and trans fluid already has a small amount of friction modifier made into it for this same purpose. The driver's seat leather has separated at the seem, and some of the dash lights have failed no longer a swap out operation I'm told but I can live with those minor issues for a nice looking, great running 4X4 truck that is paid for.
Everything else has been flawless and this truck has never left me sitting. The front diff is open, so you don't need any special lube up there. After the lower bolts are out, you can lift, or gently pry the cover away from the housing, and the rest of the fluid will drain out. It is really no different than a Dana Power-Loc. There was absolutely no detectable metal on the magnetic center of the drain plug.
Be careful about the Mobil. Our '94 Sub goes through a set of front pads about every 20K miles. I think it's a reasonable guess; just do not torque them so much that you crush the gasket. While I want to bring these services up to date, I do so with a touch of trepidation. Important: Front axle assemblies with a vent hose connector assembly that is white in color do not need to be changed.
In 1999, Chevrolet replaced the C and K-series of pickups with the Silverado. Fill to a level between 6 and 9 mm 0. If i don't know how it works, I try to figure out everything I can about it before touching it. Different additives can accomplish the same function and still not have deterimental effect on the lockers. You likely won't ever find a synthetic gear lube that will not say, suitable for limited slip. Locking differential clutch chatter may be causing this concern.
I went to the local autozone to pick up some 75W-90 synthetic gear oil. If you are changing your front diff fluid to synthetic and you should! Lower the jack until the Silverado's weight is supported only by the jack stands. . Hello, I can't remember where, but I recall reading somewhere that they suggest changing the rear axle fluid at 7k if you do any kind of trailering. I'm going to hit up the local parts store today to buy some supplies and get this done this week. I have touched the brakes lightly to stop the wheelspin,and it will lock right up. Be sure you can open and remove this plug before proceeding! Follow the Front Drive Axle Lubricant Replacement procedure found in the Service Manual.
Its when the limited slip slips that is can cause chatter noise and the additives is designed to eliminate that noise. Limited Slip differentials are preferred in Performance cars because as the name implies they allow Limited Slip. I was looking between 2 different brands: mobil 1 synthetic, and valvoline synthetic. It also has leather seats, but instead of splitting seams, the drivers seat has a hole worn in it where the seat belt rubs against it. But if you get one tire on solid ground and the other in the mud, on ice, snow, etc. If the front is open, then how do you explain that it will dig all 4 tires when I'm in the muck? Every part in the drivetrain is original, except the rear end.