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I switched my engine oil to Lucas 0W-40 and I'm getting ready to switch my diffs to Lucas 75-90 and the tranny to the Luca Sure-Shift semi-synthetic tranny fluid. I've heard nothing but good things about this stuff from somebody that would definitly know.[;)][:D] I can tell ya the whine of the tranny has quieted down a good bit.

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I'm thinking about making that change myself. Seems like a good way to go.
 

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I will change over too when my warrantee runs out. For now the warrantee pays for the fluid changes and if it screws up it will be on them. I am looking forward to getting rid of trany whine.
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Hey I was told the same thing about that lucas oil the other day and wondered if it was true. So it is! Thanks.
 

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I will say this much. The first few rides that I took right after I changed the fluids I didn't notice much reduction in the whinning. However after you've rode it a little bit you will start to notice the noise level of the tranny is getting alot quieter. Or at least I know it helped alot on Freddy's and mine.


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I changed mine the other week to AMSOIL. I've been using AMSOIL forever, really good synthetic products.
 

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I thought Lucas sure-shift was ATF, isn't the Ranger tranny a chaincase? It seems you should be running something that is formulated for that environment, I know that someone makes a lube for chaincases, I can't remember if it's Lucas or Amsoil.
 

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I just changed my tranny fluid yesterday to Amsoil TCC Series 2000 Synthetic Chain Case Lubricant. I've only ridden it once since the change and it did seem a little quieter.
 

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Have had really good luck running amsoil products for the last 15 years without failure. I run 75/90 gear lube in the front and rear gearcases and in the tranny. Also run 0W40 motor oil, and to many other products list.
 

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You run 75/90 in the tranny to?


Brian<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by dirtydale

Have had really good luck running amsoil products for the last 15 years without failure. I run 75/90 gear lube in the front and rear gearcases and in the tranny. Also run 0W40 motor oil, and to many other products list.
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I'm coming in late here, but is this to try and help the VERY LOUD whine that I hear when at medium to high speeds in high range?

I'm only at 50 hours on my ranger, but I have drained and filled the rear drive unit. This helped some. I used the stock fluid. The final drive seemed low to me. The manual says conflicting info on this. On one page it says 18oz, then it also says fill to the fill hole (which happens to be about 32 oz).

Or is the whine really coming from the main transmission case?

And finally... IT THIS NORMAL?

Holy crap?! I never had problems like this with Honda equipment. Owning this thing has been an exercise in maintenance and watchfulness, not driving, working, and having fun.
 
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