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Old 09-13-2010, 07:07 PM
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75W-90 vs. 85W-90 gear oil

I can't find any 85W-90 gear oil at any of the local auto parts stores. Is it okay if I use 75W-90 as opposed to the 85W-90 that is recommended in the owner's manual?
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:51 PM
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I believe Mobil1 carries an 85W-90 synthetic gear oil that I bought at a local auto store in the US here. Not sure since you are in Canada, but maybe make a call around. That is what I am using.
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Can't seem to find 85W-90 anywhere. Called around to a few shops and they have told me to use 75W-90. I haven't called the dealer yet but I can imagine they would want a substantial amount more $$$.
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Can't seem to find 85W-90 anywhere. Called around to a few shops and they have told me to use 75W-90. I haven't called the dealer yet but I can imagine they would want a substantial amount more $$$.
Actually they are somewhat reasonable. You can always order online. Sometimes stores have it online and you can pick it up in-store so check out the website for local auto part stores.
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You will be fine with the 75/90.
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You will be fine with the 75/90.
That's what I figured. I'm going to put some synthetic Pennzoil or Castrol in.
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