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Filters, fluids, Brand names and things to watch for

OK I WAS getting my oil changed by Ford but they are pissing me off so I am going to start doing it myself again (I have never done anything on this truck)

I get the best deal on Fram filters and Petro Canada oils; I can buy Ford stuff but 20% higher roughly. So does anyone see any problems with that? I am thinking of using the Petro Canada Synthetic motor oil and diff oil (the diff oil seems realy thick at sub 0c weather)



I have searched the site for details and have got a bit of info so if there is anything to watch for or tricks/tips please let me know

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never heard of petro... i use service pro, or napa gold filters and rotella t. i've had no problems with this setup. in my diff's and transfer case i use royal purple. noticed the biggest difference changing the diff fluid to it. lot smoother and just seems quieter. noticed about .4 mpg gain too. so i'm pleased with it.

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Yea the diff oil I am sure is fine in California but when it gets cold my limited slip doesn't work for what seems like a .5 of an hr of driving

Oh ya does anyone know what I need for tools for the Fuel filter on the frame? I haven't looked at it yet so I'm not even sure where it is but I am going to look right now

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i used a pair of channel locks on it very tight down there. its a PIA!!!!!!!!

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At my home dealership there is a 6.4 out of the truck dusted because... Thier claim not mine. That the customer used synthetic oil. Some fuel got into the oil and gelled it up and burnt out the bearings. For will not warrenty the engine partly because of the oil and the other because the customer cant or wont supply reciept for servicing.

Hopefully Crowsynthetics can chime in a help clear this up. As far as I knew, were are allowed to run any oil we choose as long as its the right wieght. Weather it be synthetic or conventional.

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Never pinch pennies on filters! Spend a few extra bucks on the Motocraft stuff. If there is a problem you don't want to lose your 100,000 mile engine warranty. Should you have problem on a $12,000 engine Ford might look and see an aftermarket oil filter and deny warranty. Cheap insurance!

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You are right, I feel Fram is a good brand name. I would actually pay more compared to motorcraft but with my discount its way less. I am still unsure wether or not to use some kind of synthitic oil or jsut buy the normal stuff??

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Fram Filters are repackaged Racor filters. This company makes the Motorcraft filters. They are the exact same filters with the same patent numbers on them.

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At my home dealership there is a 6.4 out of the truck dusted because... Thier claim not mine. That the customer used synthetic oil. Some fuel got into the oil and gelled it up and burnt out the bearings. For will not warrenty the engine partly because of the oil and the other because the customer cant or wont supply reciept for servicing.

Hopefully Crowsynthetics can chime in a help clear this up. As far as I knew, were are allowed to run any oil we choose as long as its the right wieght. Weather it be synthetic or conventional.
I am here and if the dealer said that, I would have call Amsoil as this would have been taken up by them. The real fact is Synthetic oil will not do that unless the owner ran the oil to long and the oil had to much soot in the oil and fuel could cause gelling. I believe that is why receipt was not provided as Amsoil does not have an extended oil for the CJ4 oil only justified by oil sample.
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