Fluid Recommendations - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2008, 05:02 AM
Serving Our Country!

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Fluid Recommendations

I’m sure that there have been plenty of posts on this but I can’t find an answer for all of my questions so I’ll just ask one big one.

I just bought my toy last fall. I’ve been meaning to change all my fluids so that I know what I’m running but haven’t gotten around to it. After this last weekend in the desert I think it’s about time.

What is everybody’s recommendation for fluids and filters? I’m talking the whole shebang. Engine, Tranny (4R100), differentials (Dana 60 up front and Sterling 10.50 with limited slip in back), transfer case, cooling, power steering and brake. Even the windshield washer fluid if you feel like it.

Currently I’m running Rotella T Synthetic 5/40 in the engine with a Motorcraft filter. I also have a Motorcraft fuel filter too. I also recently flushed my cooling system, replaced the hoses and filled it with Zerex G-05 Gold (50/50 with distilled water of course) and put in the billet thermostat housing and 203F thermostat while I was in there.

Please feel free to also mention anything to avoid as well.

Keep in mind that my ’03 has 156,000 miles and I’m still on the original build of the tranny (knock on wood).

Last edited by brian42; 02-20-2008 at 05:22 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-20-2008, 05:19 AM
Ole White


Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sebring,Fl
Posts: 5,253
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The motor oil you are running is good stuff but many here are using AMSOIL or ROYAL PURPLE in everything. Me personally I use Rotella in the motor and run AMSOIL SYNTHETIC in the tranny, frt/rear diff, and transfer case.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


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
Display Modes

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

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.