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front and rear diff oil change.

I need to change my front and rear diff oil I am new to the Ford diesel I have a 2000 f250 7.3 I was wondeing what oil and how much for front and rear thanks for the help
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75w-140 in the rear and 75w-90 in front. i know the rear holds about 4qts, don't know on front. might want to sand and paint the rear cover, mine was eat up with rust

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yeah the front takes 3 and the rear holds 4
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The reason I'm changing fluid is really to change the covers so it does not rust through and leak with out me knowing. Thanks for the help
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What's the best fluid to use do I need one with friction enhancer
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What's the best fluid to use do I need one with friction enhancer
Get the friction modifer from Ford. Oh, and make sure you buy a synthetic gear oil. I had Royal Purple in my truck for 50K, and just switched to Lucas oil. Both were/are great.

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First, what differentials do you have?



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First, what differentials do you have?
It's a 2000 F-250.. There's only one set he can have. Dana 50 up front, Sterling 10.5 in the rear.

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if you go with aftermarket covers, most increase fluid capacity. also, if you use a good synthetic oil you may not need friction modifier(i didn't using some amsoil i had left over from something else)

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How often do you change this fluid and how do you know it needs to be changed?
I have a 99 F250, do I have the same differentials?
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