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Old 08-07-2005, 06:36 AM   #1
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Anyone know what specific fluid to use in the rear end on a 2000 F53 Chassis? Also, Ford recommends changing brake fluid every two years. Is the change procedure something I can do myself. Please explain procedure and what type of brake fluid to use. Thanks!
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Anyone know what specific fluid to use in the rear end on a 2000 F53 Chassis? Also, Ford recommends changing brake fluid every two years. Is the change procedure something I can do myself. Please explain procedure and what type of brake fluid to use. Thanks!
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Bill,

Not knowing the chassis GVWR but,

Dana 80
75/140 Synthetic Approx 8.5 pints

Dana 135
Ford says 80/90 oil. Approx 24.5 pints.

Look under your rig. If the rear axle looks like it is about the size of a pickup, then you have the Dana 80, if it looks quite large it is a Dana 135.

Personally, I use nothing but synthetic rear axle oil.

Brake fluid, Ford says High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid. DO NOT TRY TO USE DOT 5....

As for you bleeding then, yes you can, but no more than it will cost, it is not worth the effort. Make sure the person who bleeds them for you has a bleeder with a bladder between the air source and the fluid. Some of the cheep ones applies air directly to the fluid. Do not use this type of bleeder.

Brake Fluid 1A

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