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1 24th August 06:46
krusty
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Does any one know what ford uses as far as fluids go. I have a Ford F-250 SD 2006 with Diesel Engine. I have a small leak somewhere up front and I believe its power Steering Fluid due to the color and the reservoir is lowering slowly as well. Can I use any type of Powering Steering Fluid or should I find a certain type at one of the auto parts stores that is similar to fords type.

I am also looking at Transmission, Break and engine oil types that are the best. I like to do my own work when I can and changing fluids is one unless there is complications on doing it your self. LOL

Engine Oil Type
Power Steering Fluid Type
Transmission Fluid
Break Fluid


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2 24th August 06:46
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I'm top posting cause of the formatting.

For power steering, its mercon trans fluid.

For the trans its Mercon Trans Fluid..

Oil is whatever 15W40 oil you want to use. If its cold out, you can go down
to a 10W30, but only if its really cold (around 30*F mid day). Make sure it
conforms to API CJ on the bottle. Most manufacturers of lubricants are up to
par on this. Needs changed every 3,000mi due to the HUEI system in the
engine. It uses High Pressure oil to actuate the injectors, and that oil
comes from the oil in the sump. FILL THE NEW OIL FILTER BEFORE INSTALLING,
OR IT WILL DIE!!!

Brake fluid is DOT3 fluid.

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Does any one know what ford uses as far as fluids go. I have a Ford F-250
SD 2006 with Diesel Engine. I have a small leak somewhere up front and I
believe its power Steering Fluid due to the color and the reservoir is
lowering slowly as well. Can I use any type of Powering Steering Fluid or
should I find a certain type at one of the auto parts stores that is similar
to fords type.

I am also looking at Transmission, Break and engine oil types that are the
best. I like to do my own work when I can and changing fluids is one unless
there is complications on doing it your self. LOL

Engine Oil Type
Power Steering Fluid Type
Transmission Fluid
Break Fluid


Thanks.

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3 24th August 06:46
steve barker
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If it's leaking, then take it back and get it fixed.

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Does any one know what ford uses as far as fluids go. I have a Ford F-250
SD 2006 with Diesel Engine. I have a small leak somewhere up front and I
believe its power Steering Fluid due to the color and the reservoir is
lowering slowly as well. Can I use any type of Powering Steering Fluid or
should I find a certain type at one of the auto parts stores that is similar
to fords type.

I am also looking at Transmission, Break and engine oil types that are the
best. I like to do my own work when I can and changing fluids is one unless
there is complications on doing it your self. LOL

Engine Oil Type
Power Steering Fluid Type
Transmission Fluid
Break Fluid


Thanks.

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4 24th August 06:46
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Ford fluids are supplied under contract. The supplier can
change any time. You owners manual will list the
specification for each and every fluid recommendation. It
is up to the owner to decide what brand and which product
best matches the vehicle's operating conditions. As far as
which brands ant types are best, that will draw as many
opinions as there are responders to the questions. The best
thing to do is see what is readily available in a quality
name brand product and use it. Many here will recommend and
use only top line synthetics but, I have never been able to
find the economic benefit of synthetic engine oils that must
be changed at the same interval as regular lubricants to
maintain warranty. If you do that, your Diesel should have
no problem outliving the truck body with average run of the
mill oil. Most people get tired of the truck and need a new
smell long before lubricant related problems become a
problem.

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5 24th August 06:46
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Thank you Kind sir.

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6 24th August 06:46
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Will that be covered under the warranty or do you think the will charge me
for it.

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7 24th August 07:23
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That is always good to know Hopefully mine will out live the truck as well.
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8 24th August 07:23
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3 year 36,000 miles - See your dealer for limited-warranty details - It is
covered! Even your headlight bulbs are covered...
Depending on what is leaking, Ford also offers a five-year, 100,000-mile
warranty on its 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine - See your dealer for
limited-warranty details...
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9 24th August 07:23
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Opinions can differ but, what I stated is what FORD uses in those locations.

You notice I did NOT specify a brand name other than MERCON for the trans
and p/s fluid. The reason for that is becuase in order for a manufacturer to
put that on their label, they have to meet Ford standards, or beat them. And
actually its currently Mercon IV not just Mercon trans fluid. Ford has also
changed over to Mercon V this last year, and is currently using all of its
stock of Mercon IV. For the 2007 MY, Mercon V is the only fluid authorized
for use by dealers for warranty repairs.

But like Lugnut said, the manufacturer is up to you. I recommend Wal-Mart
SuperTech. Yeah its extremely inexpensive, but they are also spec'd out to
be some of the best lubricants out there.

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10 24th August 07:23
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Wal-mart flat out ****s period. Personal opinion based on a few million
miles in big
rigs over 30 years, as well as time spent under the hoods for a living,
Chevron Delo 400
or if not available Shell Rotella for engine oil. The only thing Wally
world is speced out to
be is cheap.
Tranny fluid, gear lube, greases Kendall. Gas engine motor oil, Kendall GTX

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