Vote in my poll, MAS! Yeah, my funds have been bad for quite a while. But I just sold a pretty large item yesterday and that helped me to get all caught up. I'm not out of the woods, but I'm no longer behind. I just thought that this might be some information that the forum might be interested in. And I'm here to help!
I'd say your rear differential fluid is going to be in rough shape, that's a lot of miles on stock fluid, mine was not in visually good looking shape after 15,000 miles. Transmission would be interesting to see the quality of fluid in them, would almost need a VOA to compare with.
I wouldn’t bother sending off the differential fluid for testing its going to be crap after that long. But I would send off the transmission fluid. The samples I attached first one is from my truck and the second one is from Captian Mal truck. The fluid seems to be good but the filter is not the most efficient.
So far, 3-2 against. I'll keep checking until the stuff gets here.
And I hate to disappoint, but I could not justify (to myself) spending $50 on the wonderful pump from Cool Tech for a one-time use. So I'll be struggling to transfer the fluids with a cheap ol' Amazon pump.
Interesting thought... but I wonder what the difference in cost would be to have the transmission replaced and to have the front or rear dif replaced at a dealer? I bet neither one is cheap and I would bet $ for $ as much more complex and more moving parts as the transmission has its not exorbitantly more costly than what replacing one of the difs.
New transmission seems to run around $3700 with 4.5 hours to r&r. Or 12.1 hours plus parts, materials, etc to overhaul. Versus 3.3 hours to replace the rear axle with limited slip is about $1700 definitely much less expensive.
And after an evening of work it looks like we were successful. I have to really pay attention to notice any difference. It's quite subtle. I can see how the lube scam places can get away with telling you did it when they didn't.
Which one are you guys changing your oil by. The center EVIC display always tell me to change my oil around 8600 miles. The owners manual states oil changes can be done at 10k miles if the EVIC display do not tell you to change the oil,I have never been able to go to 10k miles be the in...
We know you have posted your results elsewhere in the Forum. Now there is one place to look for oil analysis and related commentary. Encourage you repost results if you want, all new test results here please. Thanks.:)
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