Travis4x4 - Yes follow their recommendation.
BUT what is the engineering reason? Is there an actual technical reason?
WE are left hanging. No coconut filling in the coconut bun. Just tissue stuffing. No creme in the Twinkie. No cash in the account.
Travis4x4 - please can you ask Strange why EXACTLY??? In detail. Thank you.
From Strange's website:
Dry Film Solid Lubricant Coating
• Applied to thrust surfaces
• Minimizes component wear
My interpretation is this coating is applied to reduce both run-in and further operational wear of the thrust surfaces.
Gear oil formulations, whether synthetic or conventional, contain a mixture of Group II to Group V base oils. Synthetic gear oils simply contain a higher level of Group III to Group V components. The additive packages of both contain EP chemistry, metal inhibitors, rust inhibitors, VII's, emulsifiers, surfactants, and friction modifiers
Without a definitive engineering or chemical effects response (technical reason) from Strange, we are still left with the question: What is the mechanical or chemical explanation is there for the choice of conventional lube over a synthetic lube?