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Old 04-30-2014, 09:19 AM   #11
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BiigDaddy - thanks for the tip on the bluetooth OBD2! It's ordered.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #12
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Hey not a problem Baron! I'm sure you'll enjoy playing with it, as it really is a cool little device and app

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Old 04-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #13
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Fyi buy the paid version app so you can download custom back grounds

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Old 04-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #14
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I have an 01 Dodge cummins dually with 185K miles on it. I installed a Maghytec finned cover on my rear end. It now has a 2 gal capacity instead of 1 gal. it also has a port already built in for a temp sensor. I have not, but am going to install a temp guage on my A pillar for both rear end and tranny. I also use Redline synthetic oil in all my axles and that also helps with higher temps. I used to change the rear end oil every 15K because it started changing color from the heat. With the synethic, I now change it every 50K and it still looks and feels like new oil.

My truck has hauled a trailer its entire life. frequent oil changes really help, or high quality synthetics really keep them in good condition.

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Old 04-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #15
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Just a note....05 Silverados were shipped with SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant from the factory. I have used Mobil in all my Hummers/Jeeps/etc., with no problems.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #16
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Just a note....05 Silverados were shipped with SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant from the factory. I have used Mobil in all my Hummers/Jeeps/etc., with no problems.
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I've always used gm or BG, and both are synthetic. Honestly never heard of any real problems with GM diffs, or any of the big 3. An occasional axle seal and rear cover fluid leaks is most I've really seen.
Nissan has had tons of axle issues on thier titan earlier on, I think they got that hammered out.
OP. I wouldnt realy worry to much about the axle, tranny and coolant temps are going to be more of an issue than a diff.
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I've always used gm or BG, and both are synthetic. Honestly never heard of any real problems with GM diffs, or any of the big 3. An occasional axle seal and rear cover fluid leaks is most I've really seen.
Nissan has had tons of axle issues on thier titan earlier on, I think they got that hammered out.
OP. I wouldnt realy worry to much about the axle, tranny and coolant temps are going to be more of an issue than a diff.
What's with gm pimping BG anyways? Jus wondering.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #18
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What's with gm pimping BG anyways? Jus wondering.

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I dunno, I just ask for GL4 or GL5 and BG is what I've been given for the past 5 years or so.
Maybe something to do with '08?

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More likely a dealer "thing." GM gives a required spec (and of course their own part number for their own fluid), but a dealer can use anything they want so long as the fluid meets the spec.

In my 2008 Hummer and 2013 Silverado, there is no mention of a service requirement for the rear (or front) diffs. So GM figures it should last up to and past 100K. I did my Hummer at 40K miles but it is basically used as a rock crawler as well as a sometime TV, and the fluid looked ok (not a scientific statement at all) and there was no note of any metal. In fact, it was awful clean for 40K diff fluid. My Silverado has only 10K and I will never have it long enough to need a rear diff change.
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Thanks, its good to know about the maghytec cover,increased capacity and ports. The redline synthetic oil realy sounds good. I had my gears changed from 3:42 to 4:10 when I bought my forest river trailer and I hope the guy put synthetic oil in. I know he did put an additive in for the posi unit. Mike
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