Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elk Point, Alberta
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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.