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Old 07-08-2012
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Default FC Rear Axle Oil Weight

Getting ready to pick up my youngest daughters children in two weeks, and head out with with my oldest daughter and her beau, and their camper (SOB) to the Wisconsin Dells. ( any advice on places to see or do is most welcome, as are anything to avoid works also )

We are getting the bird ready, oil, greasing, ect... Got our first oil test of the engine back, every thing is looking great.

Anyway, back to my question, Been doing my best to find out the oil gear weight for 1982 FCSB rear axle. I see were some put in 90 weight and others the 85-140 gear oil. Checked on mine, the top magnet was good (small gray matter) oil still looks fresh has 6000 miles since my son and I changed it, we used the 85-140 oil last time. Which is right weight that one should be using. Thanks Bruce
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I used a multi-viscosity in mine too.
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I use the same viscosity but ours does call for synthetic.
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Thanks for the info.

Cirt with the synthetic you put in what is the brand that you use, we did our transmission this year with the Allison TranSynd oil (spendy stuff) - but nothing but the best for the old girl. The previous owner took care of the bird, but over the years he owned it, he didnt keep all of his bluebook together.(an old age thing with him)
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I use the same viscosity but ours does call for synthetic.
A 1980 Bird "calls" for synthetic?? Really?

I wouldn't run synthetic in older engines but it does work well in tranny's and gearboxes, although I did not go that route. My brother (heavy hauler) swears by it as he's seen temps go down after changing to it. I'd be VERY concerned about cleaning out the old oil VERY well before putting in synthetic though.

I don't feel I put enough wear and tear on mine to justify the expense and labor of cleaning out all the old stuff.
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Honest to god, tag on the axle says so, we use rottella I believe.
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Honest to god, tag on the axle says so, we use rottella I believe.
WOW.. I believe you.. just surprised. Maybe I'd better take a second look at mine!
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Me too - Ill let you know what I find
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Honest to god, tag on the axle says so, we use rottella I believe.
I wonder if someone simply changed it over to synthetic and then put the tag on to identify the oil as synthetic for future oil changes?
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Checked on mine and only found the ID tag and numbers from Rockwell MI.
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