Amsoil Severe Gear - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
new2deisel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 415
Amsoil Severe Gear

I need to change my rear diff oil and was wondering if anyone is using Amsoil Severe Gear? Do I also need the Amsoil Diff Slip addative with this? Any other suggestions as to which fluid to use?
new2deisel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 12:28 PM
PSN Local
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 263
Re: Amsoil Severe Gear

I've used it for years, it's good stuff, IMO.

The common advice is to fill it with the Amsoil, drive it and see if you hear anything from the differential, if you did, you were supposed to add the additive. For the couple bucks that the additive costs, I just add it at oil change time and don't worry about it.

Make sure to use the right viscosity for each diff, I *think* they're different for the front and back, if you have 4wd.

Good luck.

Al
FTG-05 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 10:46 PM
SyN
Lubrication Addict!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tornado Alley!!
Posts: 430
Re: Amsoil Severe Gear

Amsoils Gear Oils are very good quality. Use with great confidence.

I had to add 4oz of amsoils slip lock Differential Additive. I pulled the truck out into a circle drive and did a couple of figure 8's. Noticed right from the first turn, that I needed to add a little.

I put 75W-140 in the rear and 75W-110 in the front. Within the next 50K miles I will drain the rear again, and add a finned diff cover with a drain plug to help cooling and easy change in the future.

2001 F250 XLT CC 4X4 AUTO SWB
{295K miles}.
Donaldson AIS Intake w/ZooDad
4" MBRP Turbo Back Exhaust.
DieselSite By-Pass Coolant Filter/{ELC}&RMI-25
DieselSite By-Pass Transmission Filter/Lg Magnet
Delete Mods-->{Foil & AIH}
203*{T-Stat}w/Billet Housing
SS HPX line-CCV{to atmosphere}
Marinco Heater Plug
Oil-->T6 5W-40 w/Amsoil Filter
SyN is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
PSN Local
 
new2deisel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 415
Re: Amsoil Severe Gear

Any ideas how much it will take with a Mag-Hytec diff cover?
new2deisel is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Village Idiot
 
LRTMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,054
Re: Amsoil Severe Gear

I want to say it's almost 6 quarts. I wouldn't put the additive in unless you feel you need it. I never needed it in mine. People get all crazy about the limited slip additive and all it really does is make the clutches slip easier.
LRTMatt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome