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Old 09-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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I want to use 140 gear oil. The major company's do not have straight 140.
O'reilly, Pep Boys and Walmart do in their brand name. Anyone have opinion of how good the brand name ones are?
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:32 AM   #2
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NAPA sells Sta-Lube SL-24238 Gal container GL-4
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:54 AM   #3
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I tried 140. Went back to 90. (Regardless name)
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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sortaffekop. Why did you go back to 90? I will be putting the 140 in the rear axle.
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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Straight grade lubes are getting harder to source. Restoration Supply Co. carries the Lubriplate SPO series straight grade lubricants as well as Penrite oils. Lubriplate products can be purchased from many bearing supply companies as well.

Sta-Lube is still the easiest option since it is carried by NAPA and other parts supply companies.
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #6
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Many go to 140 to lessen leakage. In a worn transmission, it sometimes helps shifting by slowing down the cluster gear. With few exceptions, today's oil and greases are light years ahead of the kind available when the vehicles were new.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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Sta-Lube 140 is easy to come by and it works,
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #8
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I use 80-90 from NAPA in trans, O/D and rear axle and steering box. Make things easy and no leaks
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