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NEW! Technical Info: 4th Gen DRIVETRAIN Technical discussion of fourth generation (2007.5 and up) 6.7L engine and drivetrain questions, solutions and upgrades. For trucks with the 5.9L engine use the appropriate 3rd gen forums.
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Old 03-03-2020
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Depending on where I went, how hard I drove, how far I drove would determine how much oil was lost and how big of a mess I left under my truck when parked. The undercarriage was an absolute mess. I am not a professional mechanic but with a lift, I was able to drop the tranny and replace main seal in about 4 hours. If nothing else, for piece of mind, I would do it.
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klmahnke, you're the man, good work!!!
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Doc says I'm in pretty good shape for an 83 year old guy.....one of these days I need to tell him I'm 59.


Time to turn so's you don't burn.
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I would agree...change it...gotta get time!
I guess if it gets worse I'll make time huh..
Still oily and wet, but after the lucas treatment hasn't lost 1/4 qt in 1000 miles.
Just buying time at the moment since the rain stopped and I got lots of work!

Seems I remember a story of a rear seal going and loosing all the oil in short order.
Anybody ever heard such?
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I lost a front pump transmission seal on a gasser that emptied the trans in a coupla hundred feet....whatta mess.
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Oil change over the weekend....
I got to thinking..
I usually put 1 qt of synthetic with the 10 qts (11, whatever it is) of conventional every oil change, making my own synthetic blend so to speak.
My oil stays pretty clean.
Last service I didn't add the synthetic, testing a theory that the synthetic might be causing the carbon to not suspend in the motor oil, hence 'cleaner' looking oil.
Changed oil over the weekend.
Now, that rear engine leak has been a drippy mess more or less for a while now. Sometimes it drips a puddle and sometimes it just stays wet near the engine/trans interface.
Yesterday, no leaks, no drips, not wet.
So I went by the carwash and sprayed under the truck as best I could.
We'll see shortly if it's still leaking.
I would've expected synthetic to leak MORE..??
Maybe it's a complete coincidence...
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you are not clear yet once a leak always a leak from my experience
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Years, ok decades, ago driving a dump truck we were using Rotella oil and our old trucks leaked. Everywhere, looked like a total loss system.....found a Chevron dealer and tried Dello 400 and 85% of leakage stopped. Boom. Never went back to Shell.
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JFJ, very interesting...
I don't remember exactly why, but I've always been under the impression Rotella was superior.
I Do remember a logger telling me one or the other would void the warranty on a new half million dollar piece of equipment.
I also remember a Deutz engine getting so hot the Delo looked like wheel bearing grease in the pan..
Might try the switch next oil change...in 3-4 weeks... LOL
Be worth a shot.
Oh, dripping again.
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'09, quad cab, Laramie, 2WD, Dually, 6.7, auto. 260k mi
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Weird huh, we never used synthetic back then....never heard of it. Dello 400 dried ours up, maybe the lack of the synthetic has dried yours up
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