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Synthetic From Front to Back?

How many of you use synthetic fluids from front to back? I can absolutely see the reason for synthetic engine oil. Pro or con for the tranny and differential? I tow a 10,000lb 5er a couple times per month, but not on really steep grades such as in the West.

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Better protection, reduced friction, extended service life, and mileage increase's.... yup no brainer.

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I just dont think the pay back factor is there when you look at the price of some of this stuff.
Better protection? Well ya I guess you could argue that but I can also argue the point that alot of big trucks ran ALOT of miles on plain ole Dino oil

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High quality synthetic products by most major brands are a good idea. Don't do it with the idea of increased mileage. It simply will reduce wear and heat for longevity of the component involved.

Yes a lot of equipment has been run a lot of hours and miles with conventional (Dino) oil but in most cases synthetics will always be better.

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ford ATF for these trucks is ALREADY synthetic. as far as the axle lube, I can't tell you. There "may" be 1-2 ATF's that their manufacturer claims is "ok" but none that are Ford approved. Wanna take a chance on voiding your warranty on 5-8k for a new tranny by using an unapproved fluid. yes? go buy a lottery ticket at same time No? me neither

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