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Old 05-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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25,000 miles on our 2001 Bounder and had problems with hold back on transmission. Broken clip shredded and destroyed the transmission. $3100.00 later worked great but had a low roar at slow speed. Transmission tore down again and found nothing wrong. Code said rear VSS sensor was defective, (not sending a signal). Shop pulled sensor on rear diff and found metal on the sensor magnet. I decided better to drain and replace oil. Now get this, sensor price $29.00, diff oil $230.00. It takes 12 quarts for the rear diff. Sure cuts into the summer fun, but better than breaking down in tim buck two. Just smile and get out the checkbook.
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You could have used several Coffee filters to get he metal bits from the oil and then filtered it about 5 or 6 times a put it back in.
I know it sound crude.
You really can get the oil quite clean using this method.
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Now that's no fun! Maybe you're past the bad stuff and ready to have fun now!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I know your pain, just replaced chassis A/C compressor $$$$. I agree, it's better to not breakdown on the road.

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You could have used several Coffee filters to get he metal bits from the oil and then filtered it about 5 or 6 times a put it back in.
I know it sound crude.
You really can get the oil quite clean using this method.
yes he is right you can save the oil

and on ebay you can find the censer for 12$ or so

i order 3 for under 40$
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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Coffee filtors good idea, but who would have thought the oil was so expensive. I got the sensor from ford at mechanic cost and felt since he was doing the work free, should at least get them from him. Shop has been very fair and good to me and can not put any blame on them. Are you sure the 70/140 weight oil would go through a filtor? Will know more on monday when they start xing the oil. Thanks for the feed back. Roger
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truth i would more go to a paint shop for like car paint

you can find better filters there and if you ask really nice... you may just get a hand full for free

i would do a stack of 3 and yeah it may be slow but a hr of your time to save 100$ of oil is up to you
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I would be very cautious about the soundness of your rear diff. If you still have the old VSS check it close for any damage to the little magnet sticking out. If you find damage, the carrier bearings may be worn allowing the tone ring under the ring gear to make contact with the VSS. The ford VSS is very rugged unless damaged by contact with the tone ring. I would make sure you have a magnet on the fill plugg and check that regularly for metal shavings. I would also sit on the commode while your DW drives at freeway speeds and listen for any howling from your diff.
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Me thinks it's going to take a very long time to filter that thick of oil through a coffee filter. I'd rather watch bamboo grow. At least you'll see some movement.
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Me thinks it's going to take a very long time to filter that thick of oil through a coffee filter. I'd rather watch bamboo grow. At least you'll see some movement.

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OMG, Who in their right mind wants to increase the amount of time spent smelling 90wt. Filtering it out would take forever, it would get everywhere, and just the loss of consortium alone is worth the >$200.

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I had it on reasonable authority that my diff capacity was 16 pints.
Actual was 16 quarts.
Want to guess who was under the coach with a 12 quart drain pan.
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Just for fun of it get a good mangnet and stick it to a lower spot on the diff. A good strong magnet will attract and hold any fileings on the bottom.
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