Trans & Clutch 7 - AWD Fluids
EXPAND THE INFO SECTION. I made a video about changing gear oil in a
manual transaxle. People were grateful for it, but the AWD guys wanted a
video about how to do the transfer case and rear end service. Rightly so!
I just had a great opportunity to do this, so I did it.
There are people on-line who know their stuff, and at least twice as many
who don't. Someone who said "I like this gear oil because it works better
than anything else I've tried" might not have tried it all, might be
talking about a brand new transmission, or one that's on its last legs.
It's important to take their situation in context rather than any kind of
omnipotent wisdom. There are people who have done research, there are
those who have experience, and then there are those who have an opinion.
It's important to differentiate whose advice you should be following.
TeamRip Engineering has done more oil research, or at least provided more
public lab info than any other source in the DSM community about what a DSM
likes. Perhaps others have done that kind of work. Perhaps others have a
history of rebuilding gearboxes after the wrong oils were used. I tend to
listen to the transmission builders as they tend to give the best advice.
Below are the links to a few reputable DSM transmission builders.
Following that are some retail and speed shops that have good rapport with
the racing community. I've tried to be as comprehensive as possible with
Transfer case gear oils:
Rear end gear oils:
Manual Transaxle gear oils:
Oil Viscosity Chart: http://teamrip.com/viscosity_chart.html
... I sure wish they would post more than that publicly.
Oil Recommendations: http://www.jackstransmissions.com/pages/oil
EVO Guys... READ THIS:
Fluids page: http://www.roadraceengineering.com/eclfluids.htm
Where to buy...
I discovered some oils are difficult to find vendors for. I was overjoyed
to find I can get any fluid I want from anywhere in the world on Amazon.
DSM talon broke down one too many times on me so I ran a bail spear through it
This was my 4th DSM. It didn't stay moving. I taught it a lesson and made
my 5th talon watch.
Too all the dumb people below making ignorant comments how I destroyed a
"perfectly good DSM" You are all Fing morons. Not only did I part out
everything in it for $7000 till it was NOTHING more then a shell, I then
kept the shell around for over 2 years and offered to give it away for FREE
and not of you whining little idiots got off your keyboards and came and
got it. So shut it with the stupid comments.
I've had/have 5 DSM's, don't lecture me like I don't know about them
Chevy and GMC Transfer Case Problem
Some Chevrolet / GMC trucks, and suv's have a problem with the pump in the
transfer case wearing through the rear half of the transfer case housing.
V8 Hunter dsm, beating a built chevy truck (parish lane) at this time the
truck was over 700 hp+. Highway pulls up to 130 mph+
Curt Brown 2009 DSM Shootout
Curt drove his car to Norwalk from Pittsburgh bolted on the slicks and went
9.4@159. Car would of went deeper into the 9's at 160mph if it didnt break.
Look for more times out of this sick street car.
DSM all DAy
DSM movie the first pic is my talon and my bros truck