Installing a replacement gasket is also optional. When cleaning up the cover, be sure to clean off the fine metal shavings off the magnet, which is normal. Make sure your drain pan is positioned under the differential at this point. Do his F350 basicly take the same fluid as mine? ©2005-2016 guzzle Enterprises All rights reserved. Work your way around the bottom and sides until the cover pops loose.
Run the bead around all bolt hole to prevent seepage here. Use one that is a little more that Â½ inch long on the short end of the tool to dip it into the fill hole. The drain plug is located on the bottom of the differential housing, and the fill plug is located on the passenger's side of the differential. Next, place a rag around the gears to keep the gunk out of them while cleaning up the gasket surface. Before parking the truck, run it around awhile to get the fluid warm. I think it does have it. Don't want to cause more problem for him.
In the picture below, you can see that they are already removed. I cleaned the gasket surface with the scraper tool, then cleaned the area with a scotchbrite pad, and then did the final cleanup with some rags and lacquer thinner. Wipe down both the case and cover surfaces. Loktite is optional on the threads of the plug. Front axle fluids my F250 takes 75w-90, royal purple. Fuel Tank F250 Super Duty,F350 Super Duty Long Box Wide Frame 38.
So here we go, a couple of back yard mechanics, with a cooler full, will be starting the work this coming Sat. To check the fluid level when the differential is at operating temperature, check to see that the fluid level is filled to the bottom edge of the fill hole. Once you get under the truck, you'll easily see where all the skid … plate bolts are located and how easy they are to remove. I used the time it took the diff to finish draining to do a little work on the cover. Wait at least an hour before re-filling the front diff. Its pretty typical for the cover to have rust on it which could eventually lead to problems.
Let the silicone 'skin' over before applying the cover for about 20 minutes. Am I correct in thinking that you use 75w-140 front and rear? Take the cover off by removing the ten bolts securing it to the housing. First a couple of questions. You can wire brush the rusty areas, sand and recoat with some Rustoleum protective paint or sandblast and powdercoat it as I did. The Rear Changing the rear differential fluid on the 1500 trucks also a pretty easy job.
The old fluid was really black and dirty. An affordable alternative to high priced Ford repair parts. With a clean rag, try to dip out as much remaining fluid from the bottom of the case so it will not be dripping out when you apply new sealant. Now, back to the axle housing. Ford does not specify regular or synthetic but I would suggest that you purchase a high quality synthetic gear oil for the Dana 60. This article has been generously donated by Peter Ferlow. Or fill the axle on level ground until oil starts to run out of the filler hole.
I started at the bottom, moved up the sides, and finished at the top bolt. Any help anyone can offer or suggestion. The owner's manual describes two ways of check the fluid level. I poured the Red Line into it and then used the old bottle to squeeze it in to the diff. There are two ways you can do it though.
Note: Some Ford techs recommend not using the Ford spec 70W140 synthetic due to it not being able to absorb water and possibly leading to corrosion and failure of parts within the axle assembly. I could tell this was going to be a little more difficult than the rear due to room restrictions imposed by steering linkage and engine frame cross member. Check with your dealer to verify the part number for the fluid, because the part numbers do change occasionally. Transfer case fluids my f25 takes Synchromax, royal purple. Axle lubricant quantities should not need to be checked unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. This site may, at times, run advertising banners or text link ads from entities mentioned on these pages.