I want to apologize to everybody for the headache this has been. Lol. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and have an unhealthy need for understand why and how things work. Especially when I (not a professional) attempt tasks I am not well acquainted with.
So, for that, I'm sorry.
I suppose I'm just...
I was hoping this would be a very short and easy thread. However, between folks with more years of experience than I've been alive (30) going back and forth on what is and isn't available, this has been far more complicated than I anticipated. I saw that that was cleared up, so it helped a bit...
I read that I may need friction modifier for the diffs.
This is the fluid I'm looking at.
Making sure I understand this correctly. If my diffs are limited slip, I NEED friction modifier. If it's an open diff, I do NOT need it. Right?
If they provide the best flow, why is there a Ford Performance version?
Looking at the inside of the 2 (Ford Performance and stock) they look pretty similar. Except the Ford Performance once is aluminum, finned and has a fill and drain plug and a port for a temp sensor. I wont be use a sensor...
Idk if there is conflicting opinions here or if I'm confusing myself.
Redline website says my transmission is the M5R1HD but I'm being told here that I have an M5ODHD.
I'm going to assume that redline is wrong. From my experience with euros, websites selling aftermarket options are more wrong...
Sorry for my lag everybody. Been busy few days.
And there is a wealth of information. I'm gonna need a minute to digest it all.
I'm coming up on my 21st hr.
I'm likely have to re-read this a few times.
But I'll give it a go now. Let me know if I'm wrong and/or missed anything.
@Dirtman, I literally JUST watch a video about doing rear diff service by, I believe "ChrisFix", he mentioned the tag on one of the diff bolts.
I know about lifting the drive wheels off the ground and spinning them. Idk why I didn't think to apply it to this. I'm kinda retarded.
I live in the...
I hardly ever us 4x4. Maybe once or twice a year. Only when I need it. I wish my Ranger was 2x4 but I couldn't find it in 2x4. Oh well.
I just remembered that oil's specified for Euros have a specification code. Does Ford do have the same or similar system? Or do they only specify by weight?