preventitive mait. suggestions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 09-27-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
carpman15's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: near madison wisconsin
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
preventitive mait. suggestions

i am planning on doing a bunch of pm soon i will be changing front and rear diff lubes transfer and trans lube (6spd) for the transfer and trans i am planning on just regular mercron atf (what ever is specified i think its merc.V )

i am looking for input on grades of gear lube i think the book says there are a couple options etc but looking for your input on grade and synthetic or dino and some reccomendations on brands i would like to keep it lower dollar

also my next oil change will be 200,000 mi is there anything special i wanna do
(i dont have the owners manual so i dont have the mait. interval specs)

any input to keep her running longer will help and be very appreciated
thanks in advance

99 f250 std cab w/8 ft service box 4wd 7.3l 6spd manual black

-foil delete
-custom straight pipe (out the side)
-ais intake
-a small 75 to 100 hp chip
carpman15 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-28-2009, 07:28 AM
Powerstroke Junkie

NCHornet's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mayberry, NC
Posts: 8,308
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 47 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check all hoses, belts and vacuum lines, change all fluids, the manual trans can use the Mercon V, I would run synthetic there, if you have a LS rear end, buy a good quality Dino lube without the modifier, Ford calls for 8oz of modifier, this is why their LS gets a bad wrap and it never works as designed, fill with fluid and add 2-3 oz and drive some tight figure 8's, if you hear chatter keep adding 1oz at a time until the chatter goes away. I have yet to have one take more than 5oz's, most are 3-5 oz's. I would flush the coolant and replace with a true ELC like Fleetrite, I would also add a coolant filter while doing the flush. I would also flush the brake fluid, should be done every two years but nobody does it. It will take 3-4 quarts. Brake fluid collects water and the water will collect at the low spots ( your calipers) not some place you want water!!! I would also flush the PS system and replace with synthetic ATF fluid, makes a huge difference. If you have any ? PM me.


Proud Father of USAF Airman

2000 F350 DRW,CC,LB, 4X4, Western Hauler Pkg.
My CCV MOD, Coolant filter
06 Grill, 05 lights,6.0 trans cooler
Cyro/Hawks, JVC Touchscreen HU, JL C5's, Infinity 800watt amp,
DP tunes, 60 tow/80 e/120 race, on a SCT2 tuner
P3 controller, Brite Box Turbo Lifesaver
KMC Wheels x 4

Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Trucks With Generic Tunes
NCHornet is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-28-2009, 07:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: idaho falls
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
lube the caliper pins as well. i need to remember that myself..........

00' F 250 4x4
muffler delete
diy intake
22k on BD
Idaho Falls, ID
I love poetry, long walks on the beach, and
poking dead things with a stick.....
ralph is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome