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I know this sounds dumb but what type of lube does the D300 take?

I always thought they took 80-90 but while cleaning up the one I picked up from the junk yard I notice it seemed to be full of ATF...or at least some other thin red oil.

It's from a '83 or '84 CJ, did they switch somewhere in there or am I way off base on this?
 

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hmmmm....this is no good.

I hope having been filled with ATF has not allowed it to chew itself up to bad inside. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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Here is a simple rule of thumb:

Chain Drive t'case: ATF
Gear Drive t'case: 80w90
Atlas: Expensive Torco MTF
 

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Are you sure it is ATF <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
Some joker may have gotten a hold of some Rockwell CD50 oil. CD50 is a synthetic, 50 weight gear oil. It is red in colour, and thinner than normal gear oil.
 

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it was atf... dont worry about it.. some people who live up north.. or think their d300 is shifts to hard.. will put atf in it instead of gear lube.. infact i think they did change over from the factory.. atleast on what they recommmend...
but yes.. if its got gears.. run with the gear lube..
 

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I think it is fine, all the gears looked OK.

I thought it might have been a synthetic gear oil but it was really thin. I figured it would be OK when I looked at it but I just wanted to make sure I put the correct stuff in it.
 
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