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Old 03-12-2018, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default Lubrication? please

Just wonder if we have any lubrication points on the D21 ? specifically on my 95 extend cab. I know a lot of points are sealed but does the truck have any?
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:48 AM   #2
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Maybe the ball joints and tie rod ends. Being a 95 your driveshaft might have serviceable u-joints with grease fittings. I can't remember if the factory ball joints have grease fittings or not...the ones I replaced them with do and I grease them once a year.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
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Ball joints. Unjoints. And tie rods on mine all have greasable joints. All stock.
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Great, not seeing anything in the service manual
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:35 PM   #5
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Usually the stock stuff is sealed for life. Sometimes there are tiny bolts you can take out and replace with zerk fittings. Otherwise most nissan don't have grease points.
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Great, not seeing anything in the service manual
I was not able to find anything equivalent in the 1995 Service Manual, but this page from the MAINTENANCE Section of the 1989 manual shows several points.

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So I just went through hell and back determining what to use in my VW, and NOW I know what GL4 and GL5 have different - so..

For manual trans - is GL5 a no-go - does the HB use brass synchro's?

What spec should the gear oil be? 75/85/90??
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Oh yeah!

Do NOT use GL-5 on the Hardbody transmission.

GL-5 may be superior to GL-4, but GL-5 will dissolve your brass synchronizers in about 5,000 miles.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:01 AM   #9
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Oh yeah!

Do NOT use GL-5 on the Hardbody transmission.

GL-5 may be superior to GL-4, but GL-5 will dissolve your brass synchronizers in about 5,000 miles.
I was just looking around the site and saw this post. Just tonight I replaced my manual trans. oil in my 1997 hard-body pickup, (you guessed it with API GL-5) so get it out asap, is that correct? And use API GL-4 instead.
That was a close call, sure am glad I happened to see your post. Keep up the great work.
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yes, get it out now. and dont get gl4 compatible shit, just old school GL4, check the suplhur content as well, there is a lot of 'pretender' gl4 stuff.
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