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Old 02-09-2018, 12:47 AM   #1
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Iím getting a 93 hardbody 4x4 and I know you can use 75w90 oil or dextron auto trans fluid. Can I use the gl4 oil because Iím ordering a gallon of it for the trans and I want to use it in the transfer case but what would you guys use.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:52 AM   #2
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that would be fine, actually preferable in case there was ever any leakage between the case and the trans.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:37 PM   #3
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i run dexron and i dislike it a little. i think its a little too thin. My case is a bit worn and id like something thicker to kinda take up a .0000000001in of slack
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Dexron is kinda thin. Do these transfer cases have any brass parts inside them? If they do...GL4 is the way to go. Around here, Nissan sells it for 20 dollars a quart. I would check the FSM, too.

I am NOT an expert on transfer cases. I've had a few 4WD Nissan trucks, but I never had to work on the 4WD end of things. Nothing ever really went wrong when I had them. The last one was a 1981, I think.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:47 AM   #5
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over on the honda rancher forums, the guys there drain the diff oil out and pump in a good chassis grease. they claim it works better in case there is an intrusion of moisture. most of those idiots sink those machines on a tri weekly basis. i paid too much for mine to sink the damn thing.

so yeah GL4 would be perfect.
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i would never fill it with grease. that has its own problems.


theres no mention of brass in the transfer case or a gl4 requirement. but gl4 wont really hurt anything.
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Last I looked the manual said GL5 in the T Case but I see no reason GL4 wouldn't work either.
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Last I looked the manual said GL5 in the T Case but I see no reason GL4 wouldn't work either.
Well, I would go with the GL5 then. It costs a heck of a lot less than twenty bucks a quart. Nissan dealer down the street says he's always ordering GL4, and as soon as it arrives, it's gone in a day or two, snapped up by rebuilders and shops. Says he can only get so many quarts at a time.
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If he is getting it from the dealer I'd just have them give me the right stuff.
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dealers are notorious for getting it wrong when it comes to fluids.
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