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Old 11-07-08, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by blueridge View Post
Hey Lexmex,

Sorry if I'm hijacking (still newbie)...Any particular reason for the Syntec 5W 40 recommendation? I noticed you like and others really like the 0W-30 Euro formula. Other than weight are there any other differences? I've been using the 0W my '01 (104K) and like it a lot.
I am just recommending the higher weight to deal with this issue of a leak, because a lower weight oil (regardless of how good it is) can seep through, especially if worn down via oil shearing. This may help with the differences, http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...643#Post718643

BTW, I mentioned the Lubro Moly Engine Oil Saver as my favorite favorite initial additive for dealing with this. Don't think that anybody else hasn't come out with something as I noticed at an AutoZone today and noticed this on the shelf, http://www.barsproducts.com/1050.htm I don't have direct experience with this product just the Lubro Moly one.
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Thanks Lexmex. I was curious if it was for the reason you mentioned or just higher mileage engines.
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Thanks Lexmex. I couldnot find lubro moly oil saver in NYC. So i ordered online from:
www. bavauto.com and will arrive next week. How is castrol synthetic 10w40 ? How is Bar's Leaks rear main seal repair equivalent to lubro moly ?

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Hey Gazi001 , i am having the same leak at my main seal now , how did the lubro moly oil saver work out for you did it stop the leak ? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ANY GOOD NEWS.


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Go for auto-rx is better. I replaced the rear main, transfer case seals and T.C. cover by a toyota mechanic. It was a very big job. You have to remove the transmission to do this.

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thank ,will do asap.
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Originally Posted by gazi001 View Post
my 2000 rx 300 awd over 100k last week. Yesterday i checked the bottom of the car. There is small leaks oils between transmisson and the engine. I had also little leaks on transfer case before.

I am thinking to change all the bushings for tranfer case, engine main seal and timing belt & water pump. I know that i have to drop down the engine & transmisson to do all this thing. Does anyone did this job before ?

Any ideas. Any suggestions ? Should i change any other bushings or seals with this like front differential, rear main seal or transmisson converter or any other parts ?
I am looking for your inputs.
Thanks all
I doing my rear main seal now its pretty simple after u drop the muffler and the cross member down
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Originally Posted by Anibodi View Post
I doing my rear main seal now its pretty simple after u drop the muffler and the cross member down
Please enrich our DIY.

Also, did you remove/drop the transmission to gain access to the rear main seal?

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