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Old 02-06-2008, 06:28 AM
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Ok I got 176,000 miles on my car.

What are some maintenances to do on a 7.3l with that many miles?

I have changed so far.

Air Filter cleaning ( Has a K&N 2 of them) cleanined and oiled both
Fuel Filter
Also changed the CPS sensor ( It went bad)



I wanna do an oil change but what oil and filter do I use and how much?

I also wanna change the tranny fluid and filter if there is one so what fluid and filter do I get? can I do this myself?

Someone told me to put 1 quart of transmission fluid into the gas tank before I fill it and that will help clean the injectors and engine etc... is this true?
Also said to put a little bit in the oil?

Ive never heard of this. Does this hold any value?

-Thanks

BTW I have the Automatic tranny the EAOD I think. car in sig.
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I use Motorcraft FL1995 filters and Rotella oil. You can use other brand oils, but only certain oils can be used in powerstrokes.

For Tranny fluid and filters, I would use Motorcraft also. You can do it yourself, but a good flush from a shop would be nice.

Do not add tranny fluid to the oil and I would not use it in the fuel either. I have heard of it, but with all of the other proven and specifically engineered fuel additives around, You should use something else. I like Diesel Kleen, but many others ar as good, if not better.
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thanks man appreciate the info
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I use ams oil and filters for everything, I dont know if I would flush an auto tranny with that many miles, I would just change it, but everybody has differing opinions on this. I do my tranny fluid every 25,000 and oil every 5,000 miles. As far as diesel additives, dieselclean works very well, and I have found the best is the crc diesel additive. good luck
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I use ams oil and filters for everything, I dont know if I would flush an auto tranny with that many miles, I would just change it, but everybody has differing opinions on this. I do my tranny fluid every 25,000 and oil every 5,000 miles. As far as diesel additives, dieselclean works very well, and I have found the best is the crc diesel additive. good luck
Yea I too jus liek changing the fluid on a high mileage tranny flushing can be bad in my opinion... What fluid you use ? im assuming mercon V ATF fluid? Thats what I use my my auto GT... And I believe in used in almost all ford auto trannies but I could be wrong.
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Ok I got 176,000 miles on my car.

What are some maintenances to do on a 7.3l with that many miles?

I have changed so far.

Air Filter cleaning ( Has a K&N 2 of them) cleanined and oiled both
Fuel Filter
Also changed the CPS sensor ( It went bad)



I wanna do an oil change but what oil and filter do I use and how much?

I also wanna change the tranny fluid and filter if there is one so what fluid and filter do I get? can I do this myself?

Someone told me to put 1 quart of transmission fluid into the gas tank before I fill it and that will help clean the injectors and engine etc... is this true?
Also said to put a little bit in the oil?

Ive never heard of this. Does this hold any value?

-Thanks

BTW I have the Automatic tranny the EAOD I think. car in sig.
Your tranny is a E4OD,there are 2 different types of filters for it,depending on which pan is on the tranny(the deap pan or the shallow pan) will decipher which filter you need. You will need about 7 quarts of fluid if your just changing the tranny fluid,but you should look at the TC because it should have the drain bolt in it,if it does,also drain it. With a tranny and TC drain you'll need around 15 qts of fluid. Use Ford mercon tranny fluid if you can get it. As for oil, I use Rotella T in both my trucks,15W40 during the summer months,5w40 during the winter months(just because it gets below 10 degrees here often). I use the ford fl 1995 filter also(can't miss it,it says powerstroke right on the outside of the box). You'll need about 15 quarts of oil for the change. Hope this helps ya out.
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Couple of things I forgot, I would also change the fluid in the front and rear diff's and the transfer case to.
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If you can, use synthetic oil for the diff´s.
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