What kind of fluid goes in a Chevy differential?

What kind of fluid goes in a Chevy differential?

Chevy Differential Lubricants. GM Original Equipment SAE 75W-90 Synthetic API GL-5 Differential Fluid by ACDelco®.

What kind of fluid goes in a rear differential?

There are two types of differential fluid. One is mineral oil, which is a natural, crude oil-based fluid. The other is synthetic differential fluid, which is created in a lab. As with all synthetic oils, synthetic differential fluid oils can be fine-tuned for optimal performance.

How much gear oil goes in a differential?

Use the highest-quality gear oil you can afford to fill the differential. The weight and capacity will be listed in your owner’s manual; your differential will usually hold as much as 3 quarts.

What gear oil does GM use?

Genuine GM Fluid (88900401) 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant – 1 Quart.

Is a GU6 rear end limited slip?

GU6 is a 3.42 gear, not limited slip.

What is the best differential fluid?

  1. Editor’s Choice: Red Line 75W90 GL-5 Gear Oil. Red Line Synthetic Oil is one of the top companies making synthetic lubricants for all parts of your car.
  2. Lucas Synthetic Racing Gear Oil.
  3. Royal Purple Max-GEAR.
  4. Liqui Moly Fully Synthetic Gear Oil.
  5. Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Lube LS.

Is transmission fluid and differential fluid the same?

Differentials use gear oil/fluid. A manual transmission also uses gear oil but the viscosity may be a bit different. In an automatic transmission, definitely not; the fluid is much thinner and is called ATF – automatic transmission fluid.

Can I use transmission fluid in my differential?

They may be called oils, but are not at all interchangeable. Always use the manufacturer’s recommendations for differential fluid. If you have a manual transmission, it may be the same. However, putting automatic transmission fluid in will literally cook everything in the the differential.

Who makes GM gear oil?

Produced by Chevron Lubricants; Africa, Middle East and Pakistan.

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