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Question Need some advice on new parts.

It looks like I have a one or more brake cylinders that have gone bad and need to be replaced. Should I just get some basic Autozone models? Motorcraft OEMS? or go with something with more gusto?

I also need to replace the trans fluid and was thinking of upgrading the cooler at the same time? If I do that I should track down a 6.0 cooler correct? 31 row? Recommendations? Part numbers I can google?

Also does it really matter if I use Royal purple vs Ford XT-5-5QM MERCON-V? The price is double...

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I put a Dorman 6.0 cooler on my dually because I got a good deal on it. I donít remember which one I used on the X but it looks identical.
Both work great, with no problems.
The Dorman part number is 918-216

I was looking at the powerstop brake kits for myself (still stock for now though). They look like nice kits. I donít have any firsthand knowledge about them though.


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It looks like I have a one or more brake cylinders that have gone bad and need to be replaced. Should I just get some basic Autozone models? Motorcraft OEMS? or go with something with more gusto?

I also need to replace the trans fluid and was thinking of upgrading the cooler at the same time? If I do that I should track down a 6.0 cooler correct? 31 row? Recommendations? Part numbers I can google?

go to rockauto.com or Google xdp diesel and buy the dorman trans cooler from the 6.0l it knocked 25 degrees off my empty and loaded trans temps.

Also does it really matter if I use Royal purple vs Ford XT-5-5QM MERCON-V? The price is double...

If your transmission is not rebuilt just find dexmerc. mercon isn't made anymore and people have reported problems putting mercon IV and the newer ford trans fluid. I found dexmerc made by Valvoline at at walmart and napa for a great deal and I've drain the trans pan twice since I got the truck no issues.

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I would check out the vendor section here and order a new pan gasket and filter for the transmission to. Im assuming you just want to drain the 8 quarts from the pan? if you have high mileage I would encourage you to do that and not flush your transmission etc. The 6.0l cooler has been a huge upgrade. you'll need some 1/2in appropriately rated hose, hose clamps and a 3/8 to 1/2in barbed adapter (can't quite remember the size but a quick google check makes quick work of that.

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I would check out the vendor section here and order a new pan gasket and filter for the transmission to. Im assuming you just want to drain the 8 quarts from the pan? if you have high mileage I would encourage you to do that and not flush your transmission etc. The 6.0l cooler has been a huge upgrade. you'll need some 1/2in appropriately rated hose, hose clamps and a 3/8 to 1/2in barbed adapter (can't quite remember the size but a quick google check makes quick work of that.

Its was rebuilt at 120k and Im at 225k. Why not flush and only drain the pan?

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Its was rebuilt at 120k and Im at 225k. Why not flush and only drain the pan?
Its just a recommendation but here is why:

When a transmission goes over service intervals and lets say above 150k miles the transmission works fine though right? Well this happens: A higher mileage trans is flushed and then it starts shifting funny, or slips and starts having issues... so here is what usually happens: The transmission fluid becomes soaked with clutch pack material that is essentially keeping the clutches from slipping. so when people flush they remove usually most if not all the fluid for fresh clean fluid that is no longer saturated with the material and it has been known more often then not to show slipping and other bad signs.

It doesn't happen to everyone but in my experience transmissions over 150k (especially trucks) I've had better longevity just draining the pan and replacing the filter at a regular interval etc. again I am not a transmission rebuilder but like I said quite a few times I've seen friends and other customers complain of slipping, overheating, after a flush on HIGH mileage transmissions.

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I can attest to what Justin said.

My dad never serviced his trans until 95k

I did it at 105k again and the fluid was much darker and had more material on the magnet.

It picked up more material with the introduction of fresh solvents in the new fluid.

Iíve done one more service since then and there was less material on the magnet and the fluid look better This last time
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