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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I'm from west kelowna, bc. I have a 08 f150 with just 30k on it. I take it for a lube oil job and the guys are always showing me the fluid samples from the diff. And telling me that I should be changing the fluid. I do tow quit a bit. But the manual tells me to only change the fluids at 100k unless you tow a lot ( no real definition on what a lot is). Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Fluid changes are pretty subjective for an owner IMO.

You can stick to the factory recommended interval, or change them every 100 km if you want to....no right or wrong answer.

I'd say if you plan on keeping your truck for twenty years, regular service and fluid changes would be the single best way to get you there.

If in doubt, change it out. At least then you know what you got, and when you got it.

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Welcome to the site. I find most of the Quick Lube type of shops always push the colour thing in hopes of up selling the job. Half of them kids don't know what the colour means anyway. I would say it depends on how heavy you pull but if in doubt check with your dealer.

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Unless there is metal in the oil. I wouldn't change it. If there is, then you got big problems that changing the oil aint gonna fix. I find that these Oil change guys THINK they know more than experienced gear heads, because they took a 3 hour course. I get pissed when Dawn takes the 08 in for an oil change, and they give her a list of things that they can charge for. They told her that it needed a trans oil change at 32K. I pulled the dipstick, the oil was as pink as a baby's ass, No burnt smell. But they wanted the $135.00 it took. I'm not sayin that their all bad, but buyer beware.

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Welcome to the site. I find most of the Quick Lube type of shops always push the colour thing in hopes of up selling the job. Half of them kids don't know what the colour means anyway. I would say it depends on how heavy you pull but if in doubt check with your dealer.
The rear end fluid was dark,, but I've read elsewhere that it would be dark from normal wear. I guess I'll check with the dealer. Thanks,
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Mickey welcome to fordtough, where you close to the truck to see them drain some of your rearend oil ? If not than it could be just oil in a glass jar they use on every person to make them think " omg " change it.

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