Of course, the improved acceleration may cause problems hooking up, so a set of slicks will be necessary next. When laying a single bead, circle around the bolt holes so it will completely seal at those points. Leave two bolts very loose at the top of the housing. Read here for reviews on three popular brands. That's it, fluid change is complete. Work the blade around the case and the cover will pop off.
You can find a Lightning on the lot, but most have been ordered by the buyer. I decided to document this maintenance for anyone that has not tackled this job before. Set your truck straight with this how-to. The old fluid was really black and dirty. By warming up the oil, it will drain out of the housing much quicker and will flush out the metal particles suspended in the fluid. It helps if you start at the top anddo a star or x pattern. Wait 10-15 minutes toallow the gasket to set.
My factory sealed diff didn't even use a real gasket, only black silicone sealer. Can't afford to start your own engine-testing facilitiy? None of mine were overly tight; in fact two almost seemed as if they were not properly torqued at the factory with no bolt impression on the cover plate! You can brush it down and give it a few coats of Rustoleum paint which should hold up for a while. Some dealers are attempting to add a surcharge to the list price, but the availability of the Lightning is not so limited as to warrant this surcharge. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. There are three limited restriction airfilter kits on the market for the L.
Damage to the blower can occur. I've personally seen low mileage engine failures when heavier oils were used. Deep grooves, scaring or chips are a sign of impending problems. Be careful because once the cover breaks loose, the fluid will gush out from the housing and will make quite a mess if you're not prepared. Silicone must be applied to the mating surfaces and allowed to partially cure before re-filling the differential housing. Prepare the differential for cleaning Cover the differential gears with a plastic bag to keep out debris when cleaning the case surface. As a last resort use a flat screwdriver to wedge in between gentlythe cover and gasket, working yourself the screw driver all theway around the cover until the cover drops.
If it reads low add the appropriate amount of oil… Australian way and I am not a expert but have done my own with no problems ford manual gives you it all anyway 1 remove radiator hoses remove safety cowl if one fitted to radiator remove overflow hose remove bolts holding radiator remove from car if auto remove transmission pipes first by holding big inlet nut and turning smaller pipe nut clockwise as you look forward careful not to twist pipe undo both upper and… If you're asking if it's a Coil-on-plug system, yes. I didn't want to take the cover off or loose and deal with the whole gasket issue. This article applies to the Ford F-150. A mix with new and old is better than all old, I figure. In this video we go over a full fluid service on the rear differentials found in Ford vehicles. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure. ©2005-2016 guzzle Enterprises All rights reserved.
Can you tell me a little more? So I'll go with it as-is for now. Pro Tip Every engine in the F-150 for the last two generations 2004-2014 requires 5W-20, with one exception. Finish by wiping down with solvent After thoroughly scraping and cleaning the surfaces, use a good solvent to wipe off any remaining grease and dirt. If your vehicle was originally charged with R12 refrigerant, for example, the oil type specified, 'mineral', will not apply. Most buyers have paid list price, or very close to list price. You also don't want to spend a fortune if you don't have to, but if you're like me, you will spend the money if there is a benefit to spending it.
We used this suction tank thing that our mechanics at work have to remove the old oil. Viewers understand that anything contained in this video or linked to or from this video is the sole responsibility of the viewer and in no way provides an express or implied warranty as to the safety or effectiveness of any linked tool, product, or video. This article has been generously donated by Peter Ferlow. Drive around a while and try some tight turns. Take a close look at the ring gear for deep or unusual wear from the pinion gear.
Step 1 - Figure out what weight oil you need Your owner's manual will list what oil you need to use. For that reason I chose Redline 75W90. Now apply the cover to he rear differentialgently. The 2005 Ford F-150 with a V-8 4. If it is a Traction - Lok differential include 4 ounces. Ford specifies the weight 5W-20, 15W-40, etc.
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. The kit eliminates this slippage by firmly putting it into gear. The recommended oil weight is also shown on the oil fill cap. I torqued all the bolts in a star pattern to 33 lbs-ft and then again at 36 lbs-ft. The filter needed to be changed every 25,000 miles.