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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:25 pm 
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Alright,

I think the ford need some oil, so i'm gonna pick some up tomorrow, and even it it doesnt need it, i'll have some anyway!

What oil do i put in it? ie what grade.

My transmission isn't as smooth as it was so i'm thinking time for fluid change - what fluid do i buy and how i change it?

Sometimes my diff can make some strange noises (mainly slow tight turns etc (car park)) - the car has an LSD - what fluid do i put in it and how do i change it?

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I really meant to get all this crap done a while ago but did head gasket etc etc and I've decided that it wont hurt it to change the fluids!

so yeah help us out if you can guys :-)
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:29 pm 
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1. Engine Oil - any 20W/50W within budget

2. Trans oil - 4 speed auto - 95LE oe equivalnt - to drain drop the trans pan, to fill pour it down a funnel down the filler tune, amoutn needed when empty is 6L @ $40 per 4L.

3. Diff, really needs to be sucked out and then pumped in via the filler plug, to check it take the plug off, stick finger in, oil at plug level good, lower bad, top up to plug.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:30 pm 
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if you goto your local super cheap there will be books around the oils telling you what you need
magnatec is good for oil
theres castrol lsd diff oil
and can also get like dexron III i think is good auto oil
i think thats it, but yeh read the books near it, look up your model car and yeh

tell ya how much you need too

edit: or listen to dellboy, he would have more of an idea then me
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:38 pm 
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Chunkz you DO NOT put dexron III in 4 speed autos unless you want to kill them.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:39 pm 
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chunkz wrote:
and can also get like dexron III i think is good auto oil


Do NOT put dexron III in a ford 4 speed automatic!!! You will destroy the poor thing. The BTR LE fluid is specific to the BTR series of 4 speed autos. Most oil companies make a BTR fluid tho - BP, castrol, shell etc.

I'm a big fan of mobil 1 but ive given up on it as i cant justify 70 bucks of oil for 5,000km. Penrite has been very good to me. Grade depends on condition of the engine but yeah - 20w50 a fairly safe option (not sure if penrite actually doesn a 20w50? they seem to have strange viscosities like 15w40 etc....)

Transmission fluid is usually changed as part of a service. Replace the filter and gasket whilst the pan is off. Oh, and wear old clothes :) I'd recommend taking to a shop (not a ford dealer please) and getting a proper flush of the converter done.

Yeah there's a drain plug on the diff, open her up and use a pump to get it out. Make sure you use proper LSD fluid.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:41 pm 
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dexron III was just from memory, ofcourse im wrong, lol
but yeh, its near the dexron III on the shelf then, i know it

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:43 pm 
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dexron III was just from memory, ofcourse im wrong, lol
but yeh, its near the dexron III on the shelf then, i know it


Lol, yeah i'll pay that.

Dexron iii should be good for your p/s pump tho.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:53 pm 
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Alrighty then, thanks guys :-)

I'll probably head over to super cheap tomorrow and purchase all the crap, engine oil, tranny fluid, lsd oil and will probably book it in at local mechanics and get them to do it all.

With the tranny filter + gasket will i be able to pick them up at super cheap or will i have to try repco/r&e?

also, chunkz, thx for sig comment ;)

I got the guy i work with to do it for me cause i'm slack with photoshop hehe
Where i work we do graphics/programming/web dev etc so he got paid to do it ;) hehe
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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:55 pm 
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Dellboy999 wrote:
3. Diff, really needs to be sucked out and then pumped in via the filler plug, to check it take the plug off, stick finger in, oil at plug level good, lower bad, top up to plug.


Isnt the center/bottom bolt on the diff cover a drain plug also? :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:07 pm 
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ummmmmm, that could be a point waggin, anyone know or got a pic of the inside of a diff ?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:10 pm 
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ummmmmm, that could be a point waggin, anyone know or got a pic of the inside of a diff ?
Changed the oil in my ute's diff earlier this year, lowest bolt is a drain - no need to pump it out, just let it drain normally. For an LSD you need SAE LS 90 EP oil. Be sure you read the label for suitability before buying - conventional diffs use different. Diff capacity is 1.65L.

 

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