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6.0 Engine Oil Trans Oil & Coolant options

Hi, I just completed rebuilding my turbo (not as difficult as I thought but getting it back in took me dozens of tries but after a couple hours, bruised arms & sore ribs it went in) I need to change engine oil, tranny fluid & coolant. I've always had the dealer do it but I don't want to drive it the 100 mile round trip before I change them all. What good or even better options do I have other than recommended Ford fluids and oil:

Engine oil- Brand synthetic or conventional oil?

Transmission Fluid?

Coolant?

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Many threads on this already.

For the coolant, in my signature block is a flush procedure. I'd do it very carefully, because short cuts can lead to a clogged cooler, like mine did when I took shortcuts the first time I did it.

For oil, a synthetic is best, but honestly many trucks have not seen it their whole life and they're fine.

For the transmission, I go with what the Ford Dealer sells me for the truck. There's not a way to truly flush it at the house, but the dealer can and its pricey.

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Hi and thanks for your reply. Did you use the Ford premium Gold Coolant or something else. I'm trying to get alternatives to ford fluids because I don't want to drive 100miles to a dealer. I do have a couple auto parts stores nearby however and wondered if I could at least get a compatible coolant. I can drive to get the tranny fluids.
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Get rid of the Ford Premium Gold coolant. Switch to an EC-1 rated ELC coolant. It needs to be very thoroughly flushed to switch from the Ford Gold to an ELC coolant. IMO, you need to know if your oil cooler is already plugging up before flushing. It might change the way you flush. You need an engine monitoring tool to determine the oil cooler's condition. You need to access the oil and the coolant temperatures and monitor them when the engine is FULLY warmed up.
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Get rid of the Ford Premium Gold coolant. Switch to an EC-1 rated ELC coolant. It needs to be very thoroughly flushed to switch from the Ford Gold to an ELC coolant. IMO, you need to know if your oil cooler is already plugging up before flushing. It might change the way you flush. You need an engine monitoring tool to determine the oil cooler's condition. You need to access the oil and the coolant temperatures and monitor them when the engine is FULLY warmed up.
Hi, I had my 6.o bulletproofed a year ago and at that time coolant was changed and I installed a new cooler & filter. I'm replacing the coolant now because from what I read, after a turbo replacement its recommended.
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By filter I meant coolant filter kit by Sinister Diesel. I can get Rotella ELC Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrate which on Amazon reviews shows compatibility with my 6.0. Its a concentrate but do I use it 100% or mix with water?

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Are you flushing it with distilled water?
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You can get the motorcraft tranny fluid anywhere. I bought 18qt (?) about 2 months ago from rock auto shipped to my house. Autozone, O’Reilly, etc will also ship it to your abode. If you are going to do the tranny fluid, you may want to just go ahead and put on a 6.4 pan and filter.
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I have been told to only use MERCON SP fluid in our 5R110W TorqShift Trannys.

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I have been told to only use MERCON SP fluid in our 5R110W TorqShift Trannys.
Well, you can't go wrong with it, but the fact is that other choices do work (LV and Valvoline MaxLife to name a few).
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