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post #1 of 18 Old 03-17-2007, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Brand new 6.0 2007 owner wants advice

Hello everyone
My first Diesel, want to do it as good as possible. I did ask a question in an oil change thread, but feel I should start fresh, here.
Any and all comments will be nice.

I do believe in Amsoil, just don't know how soon to put it in and there are different places (rear end, tranny etc) to put it and they all may have different time frames. I do plan on putting in a bypass filter also.... Again don't know when to do it. I have 1900 miles on it now, plan on changing the oil tonight and run that till I know what to do.
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First of all, Welcome to the forum!!!

You could actually do the fluid changes any time you wanted.....it wont hurt anything either way...but there are two places i am going to pipe my two cents in about......

I see no reason to use amsoil in either your trans or your rear diff. Ford uses Mercon SP in the torqshift tranny, which is a VERY specific synthetic designed specifically for that tranny. We are seing very few failures and the few that i have seen first hand were caused by neglect and or abuse.....

Secondly your rear differential is already running a full synthetic 75-140 gear lube and there isnt really anything amsoil can offer in that gear lube that will benifit you in any way since its already a full synthetic....

As far as your other fluids, you can do them whenever you want.....
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Hi Marc
I was not aware that there was already synthetic in some areas already.
When I bought my last new truck ( 78 ) that was not the case.
I just changed the oil last night and ---------there was engine oil hanging on the bellhousing-------looks like a leaky rear main seal,,,,,, my 20 year old Ford is not leaking out the rear main,, hope this is not a big deal to get fixed.
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welcome to the forum!!

in regards to maintenance i suggest following what Ford says to do by way of which fluids to use, after all, it's their vehicle. as to the time interval, don't go ANY FURTHER than what Ford says.
i change my engine oil every 5k miles.
fuel filter every 5k miles
engine coolant/tranny/differential every 15k - 20k miles.

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