Fluid changes | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free! Once registered you can join the Elite Explorers to eliminate ads from the website.

Fluid changes

OneShotBandit

Member
Joined
June 8, 2002
Messages
49
Reaction score
0
City, State
Marion, IN
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 XLT
I think we've been though this before, but I'll ask one
mo' time? My X has 55,000 mi ('98) & I want to change
Ft Diff, TC, Trans & Rr Diff fluids w/ Synthetics. My
mechanic says that this isn't necessary. I don't have
access at the Apt., should I just go against my mechanics advice & tell him "just do it" in that will start
some bad blood btw us? They (the reair shop) have a
very good reputation, I don't want to go back to my
local smilin' Ford Quality One mechanic! Thanks for any
advice. Also I've read that maybe the milage is too high to use synthetic oils/fluids.
 



Join the Elite Explorers $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.



aldive

Elite In Memoriam
Joined
January 17, 2001
Messages
24,703
Reaction score
22
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 XLT
Its YOUR truck, if you want snynthetics ( and I highly\y recommend then ), then have the synthetics put in.

If the mechanic doesn't want to do it, go elsewhere.
 






Jason_25

Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member
Joined
November 26, 2000
Messages
5,339
Reaction score
6
City, State
New Bern, NC
Year, Model & Trim Level
'95 Explorer "Expedition"
You only have 55K miles. Your mileage isn't "too high" to do anything.
 






mrboyle

I Drive By Brail
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 18, 1999
Messages
4,153
Reaction score
28
City, State
Montrose, CO
Year, Model & Trim Level
'95 Bronco '80 Toy
If you want to go with synthetics, just have him do it. If he is anything like myself, he most likely doesn't belive synthetics are necessary and their cost far out weighs any benifit they may provide. I doubt you will start any"bad blood" between you and him, if it does, he may not be the best mechanic to go to after all.
 






aldive

Elite In Memoriam
Joined
January 17, 2001
Messages
24,703
Reaction score
22
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 XLT
If he is any kind of businessman, he will realize that the customer is right ( even if he doesn't believe in the product ).
 






james t

Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
January 27, 2002
Messages
10,666
Reaction score
9
City, State
Texarkana AR/TX
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 SAS sport
i always hear the myth "if you go to synthetics in a high milage engine/tranny, you're asking for trouble." all this talk, but does anyone have proof? does ANYONE know a person that has grenaded a 100k mile tranny BECAUSE they went with synth? what about engines? has a lab done a study on a 4 liter with the rod hanging out of the side of the block and concluded "must have been the synthetic motor oil." someone show me proof that synth. damages high mileage cars and i'll go drain the mobil 1/trick shift synth out of my rig right now.
 






aldive

Elite In Memoriam
Joined
January 17, 2001
Messages
24,703
Reaction score
22
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 XLT
I have used synthetic oil in motors with up to 350k miles with narry a problem nor leak.
 






jonny 5

Well-Known Member
Joined
October 25, 2001
Messages
914
Reaction score
0
City, State
Seekonk, MA 02771 (home), N. Dartmouth, MA (college)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 XLT SOHC
I'll be switching over completely to synthetics at my 50,000 tune-up. I have a few friends with high mileage cars and syns never caused them any problems
 






james t

Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
January 27, 2002
Messages
10,666
Reaction score
9
City, State
Texarkana AR/TX
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 SAS sport
my point exactly. you always hear the "dont do it, its bad." but you never seem to hear of an actual case when someone damaged an old engine/tranny when they went to synthetic.
 






jonny 5

Well-Known Member
Joined
October 25, 2001
Messages
914
Reaction score
0
City, State
Seekonk, MA 02771 (home), N. Dartmouth, MA (college)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 XLT SOHC
Well, while we're on the subject, I believe the front and rear diffs have ratings. The Mobil1 gear oil is 75W140, my question is can I use it in both diffs?
 






Top