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I was looking for a D6C or D6D and came across an early 70's D8H for 22k only 85 miles from home. Bigger than I needed but price was right and it has been taken care of. It cranked on a 35 degree day without using glow plugs and exhaust cleared up in 30 seconds and ran/steered as it should and the previous owner had it for 20 years and traded it in on an excavator. Motor has been rebuilt previously, newer starter and reman Cat turbo. As usual I will be changing ALL fluids & filters from front to rear and taking samples and was wondering if people here with experience use the Cat brand 30wt TDTO oil in transmission or some other top shelf oil instead? I know this is a dangerous question but the nearest CAT dealer is 90 miles and I'm only going to be putting 100-200 hours on it before I'm done and selling it. Just wanted to get advice from the guys who have experience with the bigger Cats.