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O/T Ford F250 question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Tom S, Jun 21, 2008.

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  1. Tom S

    Tom S Member

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    Can anyone help with a question a have. I have a 2001 F250 FWD, I need to replace the cover on the rear end. I picked up the oil, which is 75 weight 140 synthetic. A person in the parts counter told me it takes 5.5 pints and another person said it took 4 quarts. Does anyone know who is right?

    Thanks for help.
    Tom S
     
  2. kehrby

    kehrby Active Member

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    Just fill it till the fluid comes out the fill hole then its good, should be around 3 quarts give or take.

    Steve
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    6.4 liters, or about 3 1/2 quarts. Also if its a limited slip you have to add a friction modifier.
     
  4. bocephus

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    1 quart is .95 liters, how could 3.5 quarts equal 6.4 liters?

    Oh wait I forgot the "L" factor...
     
  5. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Sorry, my mistake. 6.5 pints
     
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Member

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    Thanks guys for the help, but I'm stilled confused as to which amount is right.

    Tom S
     
  7. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Just fill it till the fluid comes out the fill hole!
     
  8. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Take a good look at your gears while you have the cover off, we replace many with major pitting, especially the spider gears. Good to catch before it ruins the side bearings also.
     
  9. 5spd

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    Simplest way is to buy the gear oil in a gallon jug, use a hand pump that attaches to the jug and then fill it until you see it level with the fill hole, or as stated until it starts to come out. If you need a limited slip modifier put that in first then the gear oil.
    Most parts counter guys these days are dumb as rabbit droppings also.
     
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