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Old 03-22-2007, 07:20 PM   #11
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GM dealer is changing the differential oil today.

Franchise lube shop has agreed to pay for it and they are giving me a coupon for a free synthetic oil change for the motor to use at a later date.

They were really good about it. Mistakes happen. I think it's really great that they are willing to do what it takes to make this right.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:02 AM   #12
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Good deal. What was your trans leak?

I've used synthetic oil, (Amsoil), in my entire vehicle(s) since 1989. Can't say enough about them and their products.
I change my oil twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall. Usually about March 1st and Sept. 1st or so. I wouldn't do this if I was using regular motor oil. Never have had a problem on any of my engines. The highest mileage one was at 143,000 when we traded it, ('92 Chevrolet Lumina).
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:53 PM   #13
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The GM dealer is replacing a transmission seal under warranty. I never had to add transmission fluid but it did stain the drive way where it is parked. It should be fixed today. They had to order the seal.
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On our 2006 190 Versatile the locking rear differential and 4:10 rear gears were still optional, and we ordered them. We very rarely ever have a transmission shift even in the mountains. I put the cruise on 65 MPH and it goes up and down the hills with ease. It is so rare to feel it shift, that when it is so steep that it does shift my wife and I look at each other in surprise. Even with the 4:10 gears we average 14 to 16 MPG and occasionally get 17 to 19 MPG. We also are using the Amsoil synthetics, and have for many years. We just sold a car with almost 300,000 miles on it, and it consumed no oil between the 25,000 mile oil change intervals. It really is a product that will protect our sizeable investments in our class Bs.
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That's good news to hear about your history with Amsoil. I swear by it after using it for so many years & miles.
Being an Amsoil dealer, it kinda makes me feel like I'm being backed up by real life statistics.

It's going in our new B as soon as it passes 3000mi.....
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Ours got all the Amsoil treatment at about 3500 miles. The rear differential got it even sooner. Happy travelin!
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:26 AM   #17
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GM's new recommendation on their HD pickups is to wait till 5000mi to change the rear gear lube. I'll do that before I'll change it, give it a good flush out, then put 75w-90 severe gear in it.
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Mark & Bob, you should enjoy this input - my first oil change was at a Jiffy Lube (physical problems prevent me doing now) and they said I had 6!! Thinking this strange, I found a GM Website where you provide them your VIN, year, etc and they will answer your question(s). They came back with a "da, they didn't know because they could be different at each place they are assembled or something to that effect. While in FL this winter my "Change Oil" light came on - went into a J/L and they put on the paper that this vehicle has "sealed or permanent fittings." I have since found out, and you guys confirm - there are 12!!! The Owner's Manual doesn't show any schematic of where they are, but I am about to find out for myself shortly. Just thought I'd brighten up our days. Ron

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You bring up a good point. So many vehicles have sealed bearings. The fast lube places are convenient but they really rely on their computers. We have to make sure to tell them what we need.

Bob helped me out when he pointed out my van should have a synthetic 75w-90. I was very surprised that the fast lube place didn't put the right stuff in.

I wonder if they wipe the zerk fitting first?
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