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I plan on going Amsoil in everything, Just curious as what grades everyone is running, and if anyone has anything bad to say about Amsoil. Here is what I am thinking I will go with in my truck.

Engine - 5w-40 Syn

Trans - Low Viscosity Syn ATF

Diffs - 75w-90 Syn

Transfer case & pwr sterring - Syn ATF

I am from Canada my temps range from -31F (-35C) to 95F (35C), I would like to run just 1 engine oil all year if possible.
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Because of price, I do not use it in my eng often. I do not think you should use any other fluids than mercon sp or LV.

I have amsoil in the transfercase, both diffs and I am very happy I did.

I highly recommend mobil on for the "oil" its self. 2nd it is cheaper than amsoil.
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Everything looks good I am running the same set up with ams oil in my diffs, t case, and trans, but I run rotella T5 for engine oil.
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Thank you Grizz for bringing this up, I have been meaning to find/ask what I should run in the driveline. Just been too lazy haha.. besides the motor how much do I need of each?

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I plan on going Amsoil in everything, Just curious as what grades everyone is running, and if anyone has anything bad to say about Amsoil. Here is what I am thinking I will go with in my truck.

Engine - 5w-40 Syn

Trans - Low Viscosity Syn ATF

Diffs - 75w-90 Syn

Transfer case & pwr sterring - Syn ATF

I am from Canada my temps range from -31F (-35C) to 95F (35C), I would like to run just 1 engine oil all year if possible.

I spent a good part of the morning looking into alternatives for Mercon LV.

Amsoil Low Viscosity is very close in spec to the LV as is Wolfs Head Super Synthetic. Wolfs Head is about half the price of Amsoil and has a very good reputation.

Redline D6 ATF looks to be superior to both of the above and should be exceptional when cold.

I would run Amsoil 5w30 in the winter and switch to 5w40 when it warms up. I know that isn't your preferred solution but that would be best for your motor.

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I dont have any recomendation on the fluids. Though before you buy it, sign up for amsoils preferred customer program. It is $10 for a six month trial and this gets you everything at the wholesale or dealer price.
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I'm from central alberta and battle with extreme cold like grizz, what temp would you switch to a better suited summertime oil? Also how often do you change your trans and diff oils?
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Well 2 different engine oils here I come!!! Thanks all. I have spoke to my local Amsoil guy and will sign up for the membership. I will post fluid capacity's tomorrow.

One more thing, my power steering pump whines like a mo-fo (no leaks, full of fluid). I will flush system, just curious if anyone has any tips, tricks, or alternative fuid options.
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Fluid Capacity, these are the numbers my dealer gave me.

Frnt Diff - 3L (ford recommends 80w-90)

Rear Diff - 3.5L (ford recommends 75w-140) with limited slip additive

T-Case - 3L (Ford recommends Dexeron V)
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Everything looks good if you like the price tag that comes with Amsoil, I almost went that way myself but the wallet said no.

I went with Esso XD3 0W-30 oil for the winter, its a thick 30wt/thin 40wt at operating temps. It comes with better cold flow specs than the old Esso XD3/new Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 0W-40 and is a PAO synthetic. I have also used Shell Rotella T-5 0w-30 with good results for a bit cheaper at UFA for a 5L jug as opposed to a 4L from Esso/Mobil. The Shell advertises better cold flow specs but will not verify if it is a PAO synthetic, I would not go over 5000mi on an oil change on the shell without UOA. CO-OP also has a full synthetic 0W-40 that uses Esso XD3 PAO basestock but its own additive package for the same price as the Shell stuff.

I did use Amsoil 80w-90 from Peavy Mart for $11/L in the front diff. Then went with Pennzoil 75W-140 full syn in the rear diff @ $9/L from Bumper to Bumper (got a deal from the owner). If you stick with Amsoil for the rear I would recommend using the Amsoil Severe Gear fluid over the Long Life full syn.

For the T-case I used Petro Canada DuraDrive MV, its a top line full synthetic made in Canada.

I stuck with Mercon LV for the trans, I get a good deal from the local Ford dealership so I paid $8/L.

Good luck with the fluid changes...Don't forget that the trans needs a flush every 30k miles, I drop what is in the pan every 10k miles and put fresh fluid. Then on the third one I drop the pan and change the filter in there and the round (roll of toilet paper)filter.
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