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Old 06-29-2010, 08:43 AM   #16
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I agree - my initial title was too limiting. I'm looking for the class of info that a newbie like me needs. Having only worked on newer gas powered vehicles I just received an education on api grades that I didn't know I didn't have. This applies equally well to filters as it does to fluids. The oil filter question I posed above (yeah, I hijacked my own thread, sorry about that...) is a perfect example. The filter I have is, apparenty, a valid model. However, the po lost the spring and washer that keep it in place. This is apparently a common problem and one a newbie like me could easily repeat.

Two comments:

1. Rtfm! (directed at me...). The Nissan manual has beautiful pictures and instructions on how to change the oil filter. I should have looked there first.

2. Use the google! (also directed at me). I do try to use search, both within these forums and via google. Often I fail because I don't yet know how the right keywords to use. I did, however, find the following. They're not my recommendations but some other diesel owner out there might find them useful: the IH diesel FAQ (with sd33 info) - binder planet forums


Once again, I appreciate everyone's patience and assistance as get up to speed - owning a Scout is definitely a unique experience

to the moderators out there - can we change the title to "fluid and filter specs"?
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:10 PM   #17
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A comment on wix oil filters --

my local kragen's revamped their air / oil filter offerings -- fram is still the largest; added a new "cheap"(?) brand and also added a few wix oil filters -- including 51515... On the shelf...

Same box as I got at the regular / "old time" auto parts store.

I assume that they might have changed the stock at their "companion" stores, also -- shuck's and checker... Or May be in the process of doing so...
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:19 AM   #18
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a comment on wix oil filters --

my local kragen's revamped their air / oil filter offerings -- fram is still the largest; added a new "cheap"(?) brand and also added a few wix oil filters -- including 51515... On the shelf...

Same box as I got at the regular / "old time" auto parts store.

I assume that they might have changed the stock at their "companion" stores, also -- shuck's and checker... Or May be in the process of doing so...
All the retail points you mentioned Robert are part of the o'reilly group. O'reilly acquired csk (parent of checker/shucks/kragen) quite some time ago and have been in the process of re-branding some points in some markets for the last year+.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #19
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I believe all "IH era" GM saginaw power steering units specify "dexron spec" tranmission fluid (which, of course has changed some over the years since our vehicles were manufactured).

I do not know the pros / cons of using other power steering fluids in the GM saginaw power steering units in ...
I asked this same question in the oil tech.

Correct the IH manual states to use GM power steering fluid.
The GM manual says to use GM power steering fliud, but if not avalialbe to use atf. I to would rather upgrade the oil I use as new products are avaliable that were not around 40 years ago.


So do we run 715 or 714 or does it really matter. Yes its one of those canoworms questions
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:37 PM   #20
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I asked this same question in the oil tech.

Correct the IH manual states to use GM power steering fluid.
The GM manual says to use GM power steering fliud, but if not avalialbe to use atf. I to would rather upgrade the oil I use as new products are avaliable that were not around 40 years ago.


So do we run 715 or 714 or does it really matter. Yes its one of those canoworms questions
Ok, the "switch" from dexron in GM saginaw p/s units occurred earlier than I thought.

Since your IH manual states GM power steering fluid, I would use 715.

The "GM site" stated that GM power steering fluid is mineral oil based -- as is swepco 715...

The only "reason" (not knowledge) for different p/s fluids that I can think of is "compatibility with the seal material".

My 73 IH manual states dexron...

Afaik, Jeff / Darren put 714 in the p/s unit of my t/a...

I will have to back the t/a into my garage, so I can check the color of the fluid.

Personally, I do not want to "mix" the fluids (714 / 715 or any other) -- though it does not seem that any real harm will occur...
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:17 AM   #21
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Added the following to the summary in post #1:

1. Does a summary already exist? If so, where?
rtfm! In volume 2 of the service manual there is an entire section titled "lubrication".

And

7. Differentials What axle lube viscosity for a daily driver Dana 44 w/limited slip?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:59 PM   #22
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Towpainter3 added some info about transfer case oil - "mayben says!!!! Straight 50 weight motor oil in the transfer case" in the following post:

http://www.forums.IHPartsAmerica.com...orite-oil.html
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #23
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #24
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if not more once the working fluid (engine oil) is fully up to temp.
It's been 4 years since last posted.

But I know the shop carriers a lot of swepco products. From engine oil to axle grease. I've used there engine oil, transmission oil and power steering fluid in my Scout and swear by the stuff.

The shop prices are very reasonable, for what you getting too.

I ruined a couple motors before switching to swepco. Ok so it was 3 lets not get started on that. Since running swepco I've had no issues and those have not been easy miles either.

P.s. Don't get hung up on synthetics as most are made from base stock and only a portion is synthetics.
What am I saying? Swepco is the best bang for the buck!!
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it's been 4 years since last posted.

But I know the shop carriers a lot of swepco products. From engine oil to axle grease. I've used there engine oil, transmission oil and power steering fluid in my Scout and swear by the stuff.

The shop prices are very reasonable, for what you getting too.

I ruined a couple motors before switching to swepco. Ok so it was 3 lets not get started on that. Since running swepco I've had no issues and those have not been easy miles either.

P.s. Don't get hung up on synthetics as most are made from base stock and only a portion is synthetics.
What am I saying? Swepco is the best bang for the buck!!
That was a spammer Craig. They had several links in their signature to xbox crap. Thanks for posting though.
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