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Old 10-29-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Getting Ready To Do Some Maintenance\Service

I am doing a little service on my motorhome and I wanted to verify I had the correct information and help fill in the blanks

If anyone has anything to add or recommend


1999 National Seaview 8334
Ford V10 F53

Engine Oil: 5w-30 x 6 quarts - Any suggestions on brands?

Oil Filter: FL-820-S

Transmission: ATF x 18 Quarts - Any suggestions on brands?

Rear End: SAE 75W140 Synthetic
- I am not sure quantity I read 4qt. for Dana 80 and 12qt. for a Dana 135 but not sure which one I have

Just Read this on F53 Owners Manuel:

"Your vehicles rear axle is filled with a synthetic rear axle lubricant and is considered lubricated for life. These lubricants do not need to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. The axle lubricant should be changed any time the rear axle has been submerged in water."

Source: https://manuals.co/workshop/ford/f53...manual/3625/85




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Old 10-29-2017, 08:57 PM   #2
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I'm curious why you are changing your differential oil. Is that a requirement on your chassis?

What type/brand transmission fluid are you going to use?
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I am doing a little service on my motorhome and I wanted to verify I had the correct information and help fill in the blanks

If anyone has anything to add or recommend


1999 National Seaview 8334
Ford V10 F53

Engine Oil: 5w-30 x 6 quarts - Any suggestions on brands?

Oil Filter: FL-820-S

Transmission: ATF x 18 Quarts - Any suggestions on brands?

Rear End: SAE 75W140 Synthetic
- I am not sure quantity I read 4qt. for Dana 80 and 12qt. for a Dana 135 but not sure which one I have

Just Read this on F53 Owners Manuel:

"Your vehicles rear axle is filled with a synthetic rear axle lubricant and is considered lubricated for life. These lubricants do not need to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. The axle lubricant should be changed any time the rear axle has been submerged in water."

Source: https://manuals.co/workshop/ford/f53...manual/3625/85




Any input is appreciated
From me just one word - synthetic - says it all
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I'm curious why you are changing your differential oil. Is that a requirement on your chassis?

What type/brand transmission fluid are you going to use?


I was going to change the differential oil because I did not know the last time it was done. But I dont know if I will after reading that in the owners manual

As for transmission oil I have not decided I was hoping for some suggestions




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How many miles on the unit? This will determine wether you just drain and fill or do a complete flush and fill. I would use the synthetic from Ford because it is one of the best.
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How many miles on the unit? This will determine wether you just drain and fill or do a complete flush and fill. I would use the synthetic from Ford because it is one of the best.
44k

but 18 years old
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I change my Chevy Diff oil every 100k miles (310k miles now), it does get dirty and nasty smelling and there is no filter to remove any dirt or moisture that may have gotten in through the vent. My truck uses 3 quarts of Amsoil synthetic 75W90 which cost about $60, easy DIY job.
The biggest reason for transmission failure is lack of oil change. Check your manual but they usually suggest every 3 years or 50k miles for average car use, more often for towing. Any fluid change is good prevention every 3 years, power steering, brake, coolant, diff., and trans.
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Anyone have any input on what Transmission oil to use

Any input on changing rear end fluid, Should I or shouldn't I change it?
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The mileage is the important number. Many shops donít recommend flushing a transmission that has high mileage unless it has been done on a regular basis. With your low miles I would opt for the flush and change. Use the Ford synthetic or the Amsoil, it is also good but I would still opt for the Ford oil , same for the diff use the Ford synthetic. It wonít hurt to change it and you will feel better.
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The mileage is the important number. Many shops donít recommend flushing a transmission that has high mileage unless it has been done on a regular basis. With your low miles I would opt for the flush and change. Use the Ford synthetic or the Amsoil, it is also good but I would still opt for the Ford oil , same for the diff use the Ford synthetic. It wonít hurt to change it and you will feel better.

Something like this?

https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...?code=ATFQT-EA

18-20qts or 5 gallons.... ouch, but worth it. I tow through hill 90% of the time!


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