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Old 08-25-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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Towing Maintenance

Any thoughts on How often the Engine oil should be changed when doing a lot of towing? Should switching to a synthetic oil be advisable.

Transmissions- How often should that be changed when towing. Also do they make a towing synthetic style fluid for towing ??
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:37 AM   #3
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I've changed engine oil every 5000 miles, always with synthetic
Changed out the ATF every 30,000 with synthetic.

82k and still going strong, with about 12k towing my travel trailer (~4200lbs loaded).

I've never noticed a towing - specific formula of trans fluid, but I have seen plenty of synthetic trans fluid on the shelves. You may want to consider an additional transmission cooler if you'll be towing extensively.
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