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Changing all filters and lubricants have some questions

Ok I just bought my truck and I am going to change out all the fluilds and filters. I am ordering Rev-X tomorrow and getting oil and oil filter and fuel filters. For the filters whats the best brand to go with? Also I will be replacing air filter soon also what brand to go with. The FRAM filter I looked at was $75 cause I was checking to see if the filter was actaully that whole plastic piece which is crazy that it is. For that price I almost want to just order a intake system cause it would be cheaper in the long wrong. What tranny fluid and gear oil you guys run?

On a side note does the exhaust size really make a differance whether its stock straight piped or 4 or 5 inch?
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Motorcraft filters all the way around. Yes the stock filter will run in that price range. So if you want to spend the money than get a cai. It's alot easier to clean.
P.s the factory air filter can handle up to 500 horse

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http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/F...k-Filters.aspx is a cheap place to get them. Racor is an off brand that is the same filter.

Oreilly auto parts has the oil filter for $13. Same as oem filter

You are waisting money with the fram for $75. look up the link ^^^ the stock filter has the best filter % out of any replacement.

Mercon SP and Mercon LV are the only fluids you should ever use in your transmission. LV is newer

Mercon LV $92
http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/cg...m.0&oid=169725

Mercon Sp $4.68
http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/cg...uct_detail.jsp

SP $4.89
http://k-mansparts.com/items/motorcr...qsp-detail.htm

Sp $5.49
http://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/X...-Xt-6-Qsp.aspx

The Gear oil for the diffs is a personal preference. I used amsoil, the 4X4 sounds are less now.

On a stock truck going from 4 to 5, no. But upgrading the exhasut either deleting the cat and muffler, BIG YES. I used the delete pipes because it will have more low end than the 4 adn 5 and it is the most bang for your buck because of the large drop in EGT's aka... FLOW.
4" will flow more than stock size no doubt.


Muffler Delete pipe
$64
http://www.puredieselpower.com/catal...eebb5aa5bb6d70

Cat Delete Pipe
$54
http://www.puredieselpower.com/catal...eebb5aa5bb6d70



4"
$259
http://ktperformance.net/catalog/pro...oducts_id=2281

$259
https://www.justdieseltrucks.com/cgi...y=MBRPS6212PLM

$259
http://www.rollinsmokediesel.com/pd-...no-muffler.cfm

$259
http://performancetruckproducts.com/...-S6212PLM.html

5"
$458
https://www.justdieseltrucks.com/cgi...on&key=FPRO614

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If you go to dieselfiltersonline the Prime Guard filters they sell will work just fine for you. My own personal preference for fluids is Amsoil and I would replace all of it with Amsoil. They have an ATF that is compatible with the 5r110 trans, and the transfer case.

While you are at it I strongly recommend you flush the cooling system to get rid of the Ford Gold coolant and refill with an ELC coolant from Cat, Rotella, or Fleetrite. The Gold stuff has silicates that contribute to clogging up the oil cooler.
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If you go to dieselfiltersonline the Prime Guard filters they sell will work just fine for you. My own personal preference for fluids is Amsoil and I would replace all of it with Amsoil. They have an ATF that is compatible with the 5r110 trans, and the transfer case.

While you are at it I strongly recommend you flush the cooling system to get rid of the Ford Gold coolant and refill with an ELC coolant from Cat, Rotella, or Fleetrite. The Gold stuff has silicates that contribute to clogging up the oil cooler.
Can I use a generic coolant system cleaner to clean out the silicates?
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Thanks for the info so far guys I am going to go with the Prime Gaurd filters. Pgreensvt I will be doing the coolant very soon also. Thats right after my oil change rev-x and oil and fuel filters
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Can I use a generic coolant system cleaner to clean out the silicates?
It is doubtful. Fleetrite makes a product called Restore that is especially for cleaning out silicates but if your cooler is clogged and it can't flow through it won't clean it out. Don't use the Restore+ as it is essentially the same stuff as VC-9 and doesn't work on silicates.
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It is doubtful. Fleetrite makes a product called Restore that is especially for cleaning out silicates but if your cooler is clogged and it can't flow through it won't clean it out. Don't use the Restore+ as it is essentially the same stuff as VC-9 and doesn't work on silicates.
Where would you recommend getting the Fleetrite Restore?

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