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full fluid change-how much of what and what brands?

Looking to get my supplies this weekend and do it next weekend. What do i need and brands do you recommend? How about a fuel treatment?

Oil
Oil filter
Fuel Filter
front diff
rear diff
transfer case
Trans fluid
Trans Filter


Anything else you guys can think of let me know. Im also going to get the quick change plug for the oil pan.
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Looking to get my supplies this weekend and do it next weekend. What do i need and brands do you recommend? How about a fuel treatment?

Oil Synthetics are probably best. I've used Rotella 15W-40 but will probably go to 5W-40 Synthetic Rotella.
Oil filter I use Baldwin. OEM works too.
Fuel Filter Baldwin cause it comes with an integrated filter/cap as opposed to the separate OEM filter and OEM cap.
front diff Owners manual.
rear diff Same thing ^
transfer case ^
Trans fluid IIRC it's Dexron/Mercon III. Ford SAYS you can use their new fancy dual rated Merc III/Merc V or something. Don't. Use strictly Dex/Merc III.
Trans Filter OEM I guess. Dieselsite sells a real nice bypass kit I'm gonna be getting eventually.


Anything else you guys can think of let me know. Im also going to get the quick change plug for the oil pan.
Brake and powersteering fluid
Antifreeze/coolant
There is a real good study of different fuel treatments and how well they lube the fuel system. For the best cleaner I've used, it was B20 biodiesel. Ran three tankfulls and my fuel filter was clogged BLACK and was so clogged I was seriously losing some power. Not even kidding. That's the best cleaner I know.



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Oil- Rotella 15-40
Oil filter- Motorcraft 1995
Fuel Filter- Racor?? but I ran out and have been using the Deusch at autozone for a while. It is a one piece unit with a new cap. Save your old cap in case you have to buy just the filter later.
front diff- Amsoil...70-140 i think,
rear diff- Amsoil- same as front
transfer case- Mobil one sythetic transmission fluid
Trans fluid- dont change unless it got hot. I like synthetics but have not run them in my transmission.
Trans Filter-

Just my 2 cents. I have 310,000 mile on my truck using the above fluids and it still runs great and pull anything I hook on to down the road just fine.

Happy new year.

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