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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 07-25-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pros/cons? What do you guys think?

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steve'66
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posted 07-25-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Cons,
just do it.

SteveW

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
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posted 07-25-2002 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What weight synthetic would be good for a street/strip all-season toploader?

Thanks, Dan

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speedy
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From: Parkersburg WV
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posted 07-26-2002 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Redline, 75W90

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JoeC
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From: Springfield, MA.
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posted 07-26-2002 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Amsoil in my motor, power steering, rear end, and tranny. In fact I use it in all the family vehicles.

Benefits - no motor or tranny problems, lower operating temperatures, better mileage, smoother operation, and longer service life between changes (which means I change fluids alot less). Drawbacks - only one, initial purchase cost. Putting synthetics in won't guarantee you'll never have problems, but if you consider it an insurance policy to reduce or prevent the potential its a wise investment.

You can go to Amsoil's website www.amsoil.com to check on applications for your vehicle. You can buy the stuff at dealer cost if you become a preferred customer for $10 a year. They also have a tech number to call if you can't find the answers you need online.

I think Moneymaker also sells Royal Purple.

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Joe C.
2000 V6 Convertible

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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
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posted 07-27-2002 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I certainly agree with the 'value' of full synthetics, no doubt about that. I seem to remember reading (Danny Kee, maybe?) that full synthetic gear oil can on occasion cause synchronizers to act funny... anyone had this symptom?

p.s. I already bought the oil

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 07-29-2002 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
V8Thumper:
FYI..... I have used 2-qts of Redline's Synthetic 'Shockproof - lightweight' gear oil, #58404, in my dragracing 4-spd Toploader for a couple of years now without any shifting problems...

If I was you - I'd first make doublely-sure that my clutch and shifter were adjusted correctly, dump in the synthetic gear lube and then GO BEAT 'DEM CHEBBIES!!

Ryan

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mustangboy
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posted 07-29-2002 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run Amsoil in my toploader,no problems so far,seems to shift a little better but no huge difference either way.

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