Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Carlos/Belmont California
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Opinions please, jeep has about 16,000 miles on it, brought jeep in for a free oil change at the dealer (coupon)
Waiting for it when the service advisor comes in and says that I need to have front and rear axle gear oil changed because itís dirty and that it takes synthetic plus the additive.
I cry foul so he takes me back to the rack itís on and I check it myself, it was black, didn't smell burnt, didn't see or feel any grit in it, smelt basically like 80-90 weight gear oil. But since I Installed front sleeves past weekend I said go ahead.
So whatís your opinion on synthetic oil factory installed failing at 16,000 miles?
My 3/4 GMC w 8.1 runs synthetic in the pumpkins and is used to haul rock, dirt, trailers, ect. and wasn't changed until 40,000 miles, and it wasn't half as dirty.
And yes I am an aggressive driver, it has seen moderate off road use.