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Best oil for Currie Ford 9"

What's the best recommendation for lube for my Currie 9" rear? It has LSD, and I'm using the Torco F Friction modifier. It was originally supplied with Torco 9+, but I've had the ratio changed locally, with new bearings and seals, and I cannot get 9+ here in the UK. Most other Torco rear lube products seem to be available. What recommendations does anyone have?
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What's the best recommendation for lube for my Currie 9" rear? It has LSD, and I'm using the Torco F Friction modifier. It was originally supplied with Torco 9+, but I've had the ratio changed locally, with new bearings and seals, and I cannot get 9+ here in the UK. Most other Torco rear lube products seem to be available. What recommendations does anyone have?
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You would think just a decent 85/140 with the friction modifier should be fine. IMHO Exactly what do you have acess to where you live and what brand ?



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I can get (for example) Torco 80W90, 85W140, Torco Synthetic 75W90 and 75W140. I kind of assumed the 9+ would be best for a 9", but maybe as you suggest any quality oil would work. How about the synthetic? The Currie unit cost enough, so I'm happy to go with the best option to protect it.
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I can get (for example) Torco 80W90, 85W140, Torco Synthetic 75W90 and 75W140. I kind of assumed the 9+ would be best for a 9", but maybe as you suggest any quality oil would work. How about the synthetic? The Currie unit cost enough, so I'm happy to go with the best option to protect it.
I would go with the 85/140 not the synthetic stuff, I read up on currie and the don't recomend synthetic for their units.


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Here i found this from currie this is what they say. Fill it with 84-140w non-synthetic gear oil. This point is very important as Currie has done extensive research and found the synthetic fluids don't provide enough protection under extreme loads. In fact, using synthetic fluid will void any expressed or implied warranty on Currie products. Hope this helps.


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Excellent info - thanks very much.
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