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Towing Maintenance

Discussion in 'Towing' started by erm626, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Aug 25, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    erm626

    erm626 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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 ??
     
  2. Aug 25, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    Brunes

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    There are recommended intervals in the book that you can start with. And then you can get the fluids analyzed (Blackstone Labs) to get a true idea about how your fluids are doing.

    Synthetic is a good call.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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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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