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Filters and fluids....

Hello all,

I have been searching the forum for some sort of advice on maintenance for my 08 Powerstroke.

I am looking for the following info:

What fuel filters do you run? Any advice on the Racor filters? AFE?

Transmission fluid type? What filter? AFE? How much fluid is needed? Should I get a new pan gasket? I have a job 1 truck what external filter do I need?

What capacities do the front and rear diffs. Take? What weight gear oil in them? Any new gaskets needed?


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Hello all,

I have been searching the forum for some sort of advice on maintenance for my 08 Powerstroke.

I am looking for the following info:

What fuel filters do you run? Any advice on the Racor filters? AFE?

Transmission fluid type? What filter? AFE? How much fluid is needed? Should I get a new pan gasket? I have a job 1 truck what external filter do I need?

What capacities do the front and rear diffs. Take? What weight gear oil in them? Any new gaskets needed?


Thank you!

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fuel fitlers make me angry!!! they arent cheap....


but i will only have my tranny serviced at ford .......

as for the difs unless they devolop a leak i dont worry too much about them...esp if i dont town


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Owners manual answers every question you have. Stick to Ford filters.
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I have 70k on my truck.
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I buy all my filters at the dealership and keep the receipts just in case something comes up down the road.

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I was going to say Owners Manual too. I heard Racor filters are the same as Motorcraft and are made in the USA so you can save a few bucks. Don't be tempted by the Chinese filters that cost like 1/3 the price. I hear they may not seat right. They tranny fluid is synthetic.
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Yea, I watched some videos on dieselfiltersonline.com which steered me away from aftermarket fuel filters.

Still not sure about the transmission and differentials though.

After some research my truck is a job one produced in 06/07. I have the 5 speed torqshift transmission with the extra in line external transmission filter as well.

I need to find out which axles that I have now.


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