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What grade of gear oil are y'all running when you change out your fluids for your front/rear diff and transfer case?
75w-90
75w-140
85w-140

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So anybody?
 

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First off, I ALWAYS use synthetic and have for the last decade in all my vehicles. The only thing that keeps our trucks from grinding to dust is a thin layer of oil....
That said, I use Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90 in the front and Severe Gear 75W-140 in the rear (Dana 44).
I use Redline for the transer case however. D4 ATF. It's slightly thicker than Amsoil ATF and is GL-4 extreme pressure rated (which is awesome)!
 

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So I am going to replace all the fluids in my X, but I was wondering how much of each do I need. I looked in my manual but couldn't find it (radiator, TC, front/rear diffs, and manual trans).
 

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http://www.amsoil.com/scripts/runisa.dll?amsoiloaf:index
If you go to Amsoil type in your info it spits out.....
Speaking of synthetics hee hee.
2005 NISSAN/DATSUN XTERRA 4.0L 6-cyl Engine Code VQ40DE

FILTERS
Oil Filter........ EAO13 AMSOIL Ea Oil Filter
Oil Filter........ 51356 WIX 51356 Oil Filter (O)
Oil Vapor Filter........ N/R
Air Filter........ EAA104 AMSOIL Ea Air Filter
Air Filter........ 46213 WIX 46213 Air Filter (O)
Fuel Filter........ N/S
Trans Filter........ N/A
Cabin Filter........ 24856 WIX 24856 Cabin Air Filter (0)
BOSCH SPARK PLUGS
All submodels:
Plug........ NA
BOSCH WIPER BLADES
All submodels:
Driver side........ B40924 BOSCH MICRO EDGE WIPER BLADE
Passenger side........ B40918 BOSCH MICRO EDGE WIPER BLADE
LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS
Engine Oil
Grade 1......API*
Series 2000 Synthetic 0W-30 Motor Oil
SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil
SAE 5W-30 XL Synthetic Motor Oil
Series 3000 Synthetic 5W-30 Heavy Duty Diesel Oil
Above 0°F......10W-30, 10W-40
All Temps......5W-30[1]
Manual Transmission,.....GL-4
75W-85
Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90
Automatic Transmission.....SLF[2]
Differential, Front R180A.....GL-5
80W-90
Severe Gear 75W-90
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Differential, Rear C200.....GL-5
75W-90
Severe Gear 75W-90
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Differential, Rear M226.....GL-5
75W-140
Severe Gear 75W-140
SAE 80W-140 Synthetic Gear Lube
Transfer Case,.....AF3[3]
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Driveâ„¢ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Fluids
Power Steering Fluid.....AF3
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Torque-Driveâ„¢ Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATD)
Brake Fluid.....HB
Clutch Fluid.....HB
1. SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
2. Use Genuine NISSAN Matic J TRANS fluid.
3. Continental USA & Alaska use Nissan Matic D. CAN use
Nissan ATF. DEXRON-III/MERCON may be used as alternative.
CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Two-wheel drive
0 Fittings, 0-4 Plugs..........LM
Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease
Synthetic GHD Heavy-Duty EP Grease
Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2
Four-wheel drive
1-7 Fittings, 0-4 Plugs..........LM
Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease
Synthetic GHD Heavy-Duty EP Grease
Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NLGI #2
CAPACITIES
Engine, with filter..........5.4 quarts[1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........11.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
5 speed RE5R05A..........11.0 quarts
Manual Transmission, 2WD..........8.4 pints
Manual Transmission, 4WD..........8.7 pints
Differential, Front..........1.9 pints
Differential, C200 Rear..........3.4 pints
Differential, M226 Rear..........4.2 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.2 pints

1. After refill check oil level.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs
Transfer case
Fill Plug.....26 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....26 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission
Fill Plug.....25 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs

SERVICE INTERVAL
AMSOIL Product Recommendation and Drain Interval Guide (g1490)
 

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thanks usmc I really appreciate it, I am going with royal purple for almost all the lube, not sure what I want to do about radiator coolant though (I am going to add the purple ice additive though)
 

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Alright, i am new to Nissans, but definately not new to cars, and when checking out my power steering fluid it appeared different (red?) than what i had on the shelf. Looking on here it says that i need to basically use Dexron 3 (or similar) transmission fluid in my power steering? On Amsoil's website it says that i need to use a synthetic automatic transmission fluid.

Just making sure i am reading this correctly....
 
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