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75W-110 Gear Oils #4784005
06/11/18 03:24 PM
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dogememe Offline OP
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Ford specs 75w-90/80w-90 for civilian Vics and 75w-140 for CVPIs but it's the same diff...

I'm torn between using 75w-90 for improved fuel economy and 75w-140 for better protection during aggressive driving or extended highway trips that may or may not involve higher than suggested operating speeds. Obviously my usage is not as severe as typical police use, but it's also not your average grandma driving.

It looks like there are a few companies making 75W-110, one of them being Amsoil. I've never used Amsoil products before. but I'm thinking this seems like a good middle ground in terms of fuel economy and protection at high temperatures.

Anybody used 75W-110 before, and if it's a good idea, where can I buy this at the best price? The price seems reasonable compared to other quality synthetic gear oils like Royal Purple (which is what was gonna end up in this diff before I came across that Amsoil), etc. I plan to change it every 60K miles.

https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/gear-lube/severe-gear-75w-110/

Last edited by dogememe; 06/11/18 03:27 PM.

2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~96K Miles
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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784015
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I was thinking the exact same thing this morning. I just did the differentials on both of my Jeeps and plan on doing my 88 E-150 possibly next week. I was thinking of using 75W-90, or 75W-110, which is not easy to find locally. I shot my buddy Trav an email and went with his recommendation of 75W-140 for the Ford.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784042
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I'd just use 75w-140 if you're worried about it. Amsoil has a pretty good price on it. Get with Pablo.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: hatt] #4784044
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Originally Posted By: hatt
I'd just use 75w-140 if you're worried about it. Amsoil has a pretty good price on it. Get with Pablo.


I wouldn't say worried is the right word. But for the same price as 140, the 110 will give be better fuel economy and I drive quite a bit. I'm sure calming down my driving habits matters more than the viscosity of the gear oil in the rear diff but money saved is always good.

Last edited by dogememe; 06/11/18 04:02 PM.

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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784048
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If you're worried about fuel economy use the recommended 75w-90. Pablo is an Amsoil rep here.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784062
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Last edited by JLTD; 06/11/18 04:24 PM.

I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 147k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 53k, OE5w30/Wix

Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784068
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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784085
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75W-110 is the upper viscosity that 75W-90 used to be before the J306 tables were updated. I have used Amsoil 75W-110 in the front axles of my 2010 FX4 and my 2015 F250 with no issues.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: skyactiv] #4784091
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
75W-110 is the upper viscosity that 75W-90 used to be before the J306 tables were updated. I have used Amsoil 75W-110 in the front axles of my 2010 FX4 and my 2015 F250 with no issues.


Very intersting information, thank you. Looks like I will be purchasing 75W-110 when I change the diff oil!

Originally Posted By: skyactiv


Any reason in particular? Is this better than the Amsoil product?


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~96K Miles
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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784100
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I was in a similar situation.
My 1998 GMC C1500 called for 80w90 in the rear diff. I was planning on doing quite a bit of towing with it, had a couple trips towing my camper.
I ended up using the 75w110 Amsoil Severe Gear and my truck towed the camper from NY to Illinois, to the Adirondack mountains in NY, and another trip across NY.
The 75w110 was just the thing, and you would be hard pressed to find a gear lube better than Severe Gear!


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784134
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I used Lucas 75-140 with Ford friction modifier when I had my 98 F150. 3.55 LSD


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784142
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Used the Amsoil 75W110 the year it was introduced and never looked back and it has served my x-case and differential quite well.
Presently on RL 75W110 on both units, personally prefer Amsoil, when it came out after 100K on it, it was slightly dark - could have gone further (don't tow on my vehicle)


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784190
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I use Amsoil Sever Gear 75W110 in my 300ZX's rear diff that specs 80W90.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784232
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You wont see a fuel economy difference between any of those weights. Go with 75-140. I have a Mercury Marauder, and Ford back specd my car to 75-140 from 80-90 for a reason, in a TSB. The reason was axle shaft heat treating, but when I put axles in it I went ahead and filled it back up with Valvoline Synpower 75-140. The extra protection is worth the extra $1 a quart. I changed and the car still gets 20mpg if I drive like a sane person. Also running 5w-30 in the engine... if you ask your government I should be getting atrocious fuel mileage.


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Re: 75W-110 Gear Oils [Re: dogememe] #4784275
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I just ran 260k miles on the Dana 80 in my Dodge, about 130k of that towing, and the axle now needs a rebuild. 75W-90 the whole time. Would it have lasted longer on 110 or 140? Or should I be happy with 260k miles?


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