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post #1 of 7 Old 06-04-2011, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Transfer Case Fluid

Hi all I need to change my fluid in my transfer case on my 97 Dak. I know spec calls for ATF+4, but I have switched nearly everything to Royal Purple and love the stuff. Do you any of you recommend putting synchromax in it since it says it is recommended for 4x4 transfer cases or should I stick with the ATF+4 fluid??
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Stick to the Max ATF. The owners manual says to use ATF+4 in the transfer case, so stay with the Max ATF in the transfer case.

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So you think go with royal purple Max ATF instead of royal purple nchromax? I was thinking of using the MaxATF as well since I have that in the transmission right now. Thanks for the reply!
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As long as the oil specs for ATF+4 you should be fine.

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Pfffttt... Royal Purple. Meh, not a fan.

Either way, ATF +4 is already a synthetic fluid by specification. Save the money and pick up some Valvoline ATF +4.
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When I first heard of royal purple I was skeptical myself but when I used it on my motorcycle it shifted and moved smoothly even I was impressed so I switched everything. My Dak, my TL Type-S, and the bike. Great oil IMO
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The manufacturer doesn't really matter. Just use oil that is rated for ATF+4.

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