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AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

Haven't really seen this brought up in my searching, but what interval has everyone changing their differential and transfer case fluids at? And has anyone used AMSOIL instead of Chrysler OEM fluids? I have a 2014 with the 230mm rear ELSD and the 2 speed MP 3023 transfer case.

The 75W-90 has been reported to be enough to satisfy the friction modifier requirements.

Just wondering what everyone else has done and opinions on AMSOIL or if they've used it.

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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

I have the Severe Gear 75w-90 in front and rear diff and the AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF for the xfer case.

You don't need the friction modifier unless your diff chatters or squeaks. In that case, its AMSOIL Slip LockŪ Differential Additive.

Works great, no complaints.
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I have the Severe Gear 75w-90 in front and rear diff and the AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF for the xfer case.

You don't need the friction modifier unless your diff chatters or squeaks. In that case, its AMSOIL Slip LockŪ Differential Additive.

Works great, no complaints.
So glad someone replied! You have the 230mm rear axle with elsd?
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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

No, 195mm front and rear. No ELSD. You can add friction modifier without consequences.
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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

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So glad someone replied! You have the 230mm rear axle with elsd?
what BigJosh said...I have the 230mm elsd in my SRT and works great, no chatter...

in my SRT I follow manual...30k transfer change and 24k change vs just inspect both diffs just because I consider my use severe...

yours is a 30k inspect on transfer case and 120k change so it's up to you and your inspections...big temp swings, offroad, etc...probably change 30k or 60k..IIWM I would change period at 30k and then "inspect" every 30k and go from there...diffs for you are inspect every 20k, change if severe use....I would always just change at first 20k and then decide if my use is severe from there...
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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

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Haven't really seen this brought up in my searching, but what interval has everyone changing their differential and transfer case fluids at? And has anyone used AMSOIL instead of Chrysler OEM fluids? I have a 2014 with the 230mm rear ELSD and the 2 speed MP 3023 transfer case.

The 75W-90 has been reported to be enough to satisfy the friction modifier requirements.

Just wondering what everyone else has done and opinions on AMSOIL or if they've used it.

Thanks and Happy 4th!
I have been sticking with the OEM its pricey but there are sometimes deals out there if you hunt around

Here is the 05136035AB which is for the front. This place has it for $12.99 a quart and only $2 per quart to ship when I bought 4 which is good. So its $15 a quart which is a lot less than other places.


Genuine Mopar SAE 75W 85 GL 5 Synthetic Axle Lubricant 05136035AB 1 Qt | eBay

Throw in a bottle also of this in the rear 4318060AC for the ESLD its like $8.77

Jeep Dodge Limited Slip Additive Friction Modifier Lubricant Differential Mopar | eBay

So you can change the front and rear with OEM for $54 which is still a little high but better than the hundreds the dealers want. The t case fluid is always pretty cheap like $8 quart if I remember right. AMSOIL is good stuff too I never used it in this jeep though.
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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

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I have been sticking with the OEM its pricey but there are sometimes deals out there if you hunt around

Here is the 05136035AB which is for the front. This place has it for $12.99 a quart and only $2 per quart to ship when I bought 4 which is good. So its $15 a quart which is a lot less than other places.


Genuine Mopar SAE 75W 85 GL 5 Synthetic Axle Lubricant 05136035AB 1 Qt | eBay

Throw in a bottle also of this in the rear 4318060AC for the ESLD its like $8.77

Jeep Dodge Limited Slip Additive Friction Modifier Lubricant Differential Mopar | eBay

So you can change the front and rear with OEM for $54 which is still a little high but better than the hundreds the dealers want. The t case fluid is always pretty cheap like $8 quart if I remember right. AMSOIL is good stuff too I never used it in this jeep though.

Yeah the Amsoil SG and Syn ATF are the schnitz, Chrysler warranty legit and absolutely rocked in the world's worst NYC Taxi testing, and it's cheaper than OEM, but the prices you point to above are great for OEM...for reference...

Amsoil (list prices plus shipping but u can find a dealer in your town for sure)

Transfer case fluid (Syn ATF) $8.90/qt
Diffs (elsd and non-elsd, SG 75w-90 GL-5) $10.96 ($131.55/cs of 12)

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what BigJosh said...I have the 230mm elsd in my SRT and works great, no chatter...

in my SRT I follow manual...30k transfer change and 24k change vs just inspect both diffs just because I consider my use severe...

yours is a 30k inspect on transfer case and 120k change so it's up to you and your inspections...big temp swings, offroad, etc...probably change 30k or 60k..IIWM I would change period at 30k and then "inspect" every 30k and go from there...diffs for you are inspect every 20k, change if severe use....I would always just change at first 20k and then decide if my use is severe from there...
I'm just gonna change all three at 50k miles, which I'm close to now. Did you need any friction modifier in your rear diff? Or was the severe gear 75W-90 enough in the rear without it to keep it from chattering?
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I'm just gonna change all three at 50k miles, which I'm close to now. Did you need any friction modifier in your rear diff? Or was the severe gear 75W-90 enough in the rear without it to keep it from chattering?
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That's awesome. Is there anything special with the procedure? Just drain and fill after warming it up? Is there something about doing figure 8s before or after draining?
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Re: AMSOIL for Differential & Transfer Case

You cant go wrong with Amsoil. sign up for a personal account and you can get better pricing.

I just ordered a bunch of product yesterday, they had a 4.95$ shipping on orders over 50$

I have Redline in the diffs on the new Jeep ( got a 5 gallon pail of 75w-90 and a another 75w-140 synthetic Redline) for 75$ each shipped to my door, best deal I ever got off amazon LOL


I run the Amsoil SG in my other 02 Jeep and Durango.

I use the Amsoil SS ATF in the T-case.

per the install get the correct Allen head hex socket or allen wrench forget the size.

Loosen the fill plugs first and then the drain plugs before you drain it!

Also a outboard stern drive fill pump which threads onto a std qt bottle makes it a piece of cake to fill.

I have changed min twice alreqady to get rid of the wear metals from break in. You will be amazed at how much "pearl" will come out of the diffs a d T-case.
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You cant go wrong with Amsoil. sign up for a personal account and you can get better pricing.

I just ordered a bunch of product yesterday, they had a 4.95$ shipping on orders over 50$

I have Redline in the diffs on the new Jeep ( got a 5 gallon pail of 75w-90 and a another 75w-140 synthetic Redline) for 75$ each shipped to my door, best deal I ever got off amazon LOL

I run the Amsoil SG in my other 02 Jeep and Durango.

I use the Amsoil SS ATF in the T-case.

per the install get the correct Allen head hex socket or allen wrench forget the size.

Loosen the fill plugs first and then the drain plugs before you drain it!

Also a outboard stern drive fill pump which threads onto a std qt bottle makes it a piece of cake to fill.

I have changed min twice alreqady to get rid of the wear metals from break in. You will be amazed at how much "pearl" will come out of the diffs a d T-case.
Just wanted to report back and update. Did my fluid changes a couple of days ago and didn't use any friction modifier in the rear. You guys were right, no chatter with the severe gear lube. Have about 200 miles with no issues so far.
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