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Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Frequency of wheel bearing changes.

Hey guys, I have a 1990 XLT 4x4 Bronco with 55k original miles. It is in pretty good shape and does not appear to have been used offroad very much. I know it was used to pull a 26ft cig boat in Florida in its former life. My question is how often should I change the wheel bearings? It seems like a pretty big job for a noob. I have done this on boat trailers but the bronco seems like a bit more difficult. I have noticed no vibration or abnormal sounds as of yet. Just curious.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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If it was used to pull a boat, there is a good chance that the wheel bearings were repeatedly submerged in salt water. Maybe some of the bearing grease washed away over time. I'd replace them now. Here is a FSB topic showing pictures and instructions on a 1995 Ford Bronco wheel bearing replacement job.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Its not hard in front if you have a d44 spindle nut wrench. It is a little more of a pain in back because of the c-clip axles. But to answer your question, I have a 90' that still has one of the front original bearings. My truck has over 200 grand on it and extreme offset wheels. (14" wide) the rear could last just as long. I wouldn't change em unless they were bad. I find the seals are much more likely to need changing.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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You only changed them when they go bad. You should take them out and clean them off and repack them with synthetic grease, since you don't know the maintenance history.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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You only changed them when they go bad. You should take them out and
clean them off and repack them with {new, red ;} grease, since you don't
know the maintenance history.
x2 :) That was what I was thinking but x2 on what ever'body said so far. :)

I carefully bent a piece of baling-wire to match the socket-size of the nut
on my '91 Bronco and then measured it before buying the socket HellaRich;)
mentioned. Got the right one the first time that way. xD

Changed my bearings the first time because a PO went through deep?water
then let water set in there and so it lightly-rusted the races and a few rollers
on both dangged wheel spindles. So mine ain't original bearings anymore. :/

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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id replace them now and pack them full of grease. jsut cause there not bad this week doesnt mean there not bad next. i had 2 friends recently who i warned about them starting to fail and they both said "ill do it eventually". later that week i was using a grinder to cut blown wheel bearing races off the spindle.

best thing to do it actually lift the wheel up and move it side to side and up and down. compaire movement of the wheel to the movement of the knuckle. if the wheel and knuckle move together alot then the balljoints are bad. if the wheel only moves alot the bearings are worn. if it hardle moves then your fine but still good to regrease them at minimal. also another test i do alot is after a decently long drive, feel how warn the lockouts are. they should be warm but not too hot that you cant hold it

most places ive seen never put enough grease on them from what ive seen or they torque the nut incorrectly. even from factory they dont put much grease on them. i replace my bearings ALOT cause i do some very rought stuff to my truck that most people see as crazy and i dont like blowing bearings out
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From the dealer, the parts aren't very expensive. I got both inner and outer and spindle and everything including the kitchen sink for this job. I got mine from Russell Ford here in Houston so it's OEM from where ever they make it (either USA or china or whatever)
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if the grease looks clean, and like grease (no metal shavings or signs of water or other pollutants) just add a little more grease and put it back together.

if the grease looks dirty, disassemble, clean the old grease out, and inspect the races. if they are shiny and new looking, grease and reassemble. if they are showing a wear pattern then replace them.

wheel bearings will last pretty much forever if they are kept greased properly.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #10
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For replacement/inspection, see my site for Bearing, Wheel & Spindle -> Installation @ http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=508
such as;
Replacement & Spindle Seals in a 90 (part of his ball joint installation)
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This is by Ford for 96;
See attachment below by STEVE83 with Notes for driving in mud, water, etc.;
if your vehicle is operated off-highway, perform the following items every 1,000 miles. If your vehicle is operated in mud and/or water, perform following items daily;
Inspect front wheel bearings & lubrication. etc.


Follow the Normal Schedule for most normal everyday driving conditions.

Follow the Severe-Duty Schedule if driving habits frequently include one or more of the following conditions:
towing a trailer or carrying a heavy load
operating in severe dust conditions
extensive idling such as door-to-door delivery service
snowplowing
off-road operation
short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) when outside temperatures remain below -18C (0F)
NOTE: Idling the engine for extended periods will accumulate more hours of use on the vehicle than actually indicated by the mileage odometer. Consequently, the odometer reading can be misleading when determining the right time to change engine oil and filter.


If the vehicle is used in a manner that allows it to remain stationary while the engine is running for long periods (door-to-door delivery, power/utility company trucks or similar duty), then Ford recommends increasing frequency of oil and filter changes to an interval equivalent to 200 engine hours of use. Since most vehicles are not equipped with hourmeters, it may be necessary to approximate idle time and plan oil/filter changes accordingly.

Normal Schedule
NOTE: Kilometer intervals are rounded off.
For items marked with number in parentheses, see footnotes at end of this schedule
5,000 Miles (8,000 km)
[Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
10,000 Miles (16,000 km)

15,000 Miles (24,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DIT diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).

20,000 Miles (32,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

25,000 Miles (40,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)

30,000 Miles (48,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 30 months. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule.
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DIT diesel only).
Replace crankcase emission air filter. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission, and 7.5L only).
Change automatic transmission fluid (5).
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings.
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
[color="Magenta"]Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).[/COLORInspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4.
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).

35,000 Miles (56,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)

40,000 Miles (64,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

45,000 Miles (72,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

50,000 Miles (80,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant initially at 50,000 miles (80,000 km) or 48 months. Thereafter, change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

55,000 Miles (88,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)

60,000 Miles (96,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace spark plugs (gasoline engines only).
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 30 months. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule.
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Replace crankcase emission air filter. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only).
Replace PCV valve. (4)
Check Thermactor hoses and clamps (recommended but not required).
Inspect accessory drive belt condition.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Change automatic transmission fluid (5).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings.
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Change transfer case oil (4x4).
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Change manual transmission oil.
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

65,000 Miles (104,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
NOTE: It is normal for a certain amount of moisture and staining to be present around the muffler seams. The presence of soot, light surface rust or moisture does not indicate a faulty muffler.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

70,000 Miles (112,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

75,000 Miles (120,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

80,000 Miles (128,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or every 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

85,000 Miles (136,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.

90,000 Miles (144,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 30 months. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule.
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Replace crankcase emission air filter. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only).
Inspect accessory drive belt condition.
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings.
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Change automatic transmission fluid (5).
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).

95,000 Miles (152,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

100,000 Miles (160,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
All rear axle lube quantities must be replaced every 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or if the axle has been submerged in water. Otherwise, the lube should not be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected or repair required.
105,000 Miles (168,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

110,000 Miles (176,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or every 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

115,000 Miles (184,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped).
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust system shielding. (3)
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.

120,000 Miles (192,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Replace spark plugs (gasoline engines only).
Inspect accessory drive belt condition.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 30 months. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule.
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Replace crankcase emission air filter. If operating in dusty conditions, follow severe-duty maintenance schedule (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only).
Replace PCV valve. (4)
Check Thermactor hoses and clamps (recommended but not required).
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines.
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty).
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings.
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Change automatic transmission fluid (5).
Inspect parking brake fluid level (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).
Replace manual transmission oil.
Replace transfer case oil (4x4).
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Replace fuel filter every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or when the filter restriction lamp is illuminated (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).


1) Wheel lug nuts must be retightened to proper torque specifications at 500 miles/800 km of new vehicle operation (100 miles/160 km and 500 miles/800 km for vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels or equipped for snowplowing). Proper torque specifications are provided in this section. Also retighten to proper torque specification at 500 miles/800 km after (1) any wheel change or (2) any other time the wheel lug nuts have been loosened.
(2) On dual rear wheel vehicles, rotate the front tires side to side without disturbing the rear tires.
(3) It is normal for a certain amount of moisture and staining to be present around the muffler seams. The presence of soot, light surface rust or moisture does not indicate a faulty muffler.
(4) At 60,000 miles (96,000 km) dealer will replace the PCV valve at no cost except on Canada and California vehicles.
(5) Except C6 and E4OD transmissions, which do not require regular fluid changes under normal operating conditions. Refer to the Severe Duty Maintenance Schedule for regular maintenance intervals for all transmissions, including C6 and E4OD.


Severe-Duty Schedule
For items marked with a number in parentheses, see footnotes at the end of this schedule.
NOTE: The Severe-Duty Schedule provides maintenance intervals for replacing air cleaner filter if vehicle is driven in severe dust conditions. However, some driving conditions may require even more frequent air cleaner replacement intervals than those shown.
NOTE: Kilometer intervals are rounded off.
3,000 Miles (5,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

6,000 Miles (10,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

9,000 Miles (15,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

12,000 Miles (20,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

15,000 Miles (25,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (24,000 km).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.5L DI turbo diesel only).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).

18,000 Miles (30,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

21,000 Miles (35,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change automatic transmission fluid.

24,000 miles (40,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.

27,000 Miles (45,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

30,000 Miles (50,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 30 months. (6)
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only). (6)
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (25,000 km).
Replace crankcase emission air filter. (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only.) (6)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings. (5)
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Change manual transmission oil.
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Change rear axle lube (F-Super Duty only). (7)
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

33,000 Miles (55,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

36,000 Miles (60,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

39,000 Miles (65,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

42,000 Miles (70,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change automatic transmission fluid.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

45,000 Miles (75,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (25,000 km).
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

48,000 Miles (80,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant initially at 48,000 miles (80,000 km) or 48 months. Thereafter, change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

51,000 Miles (85,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)

54,000 Miles (90,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding.
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

57,000 Miles (95,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

60,000 Miles (100,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 30 months. (6)
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only). (6)
Replace crankcase emission air filter.
Replace PCV valve. (8)
Check Thermactor hoses and clamps (recommended but not required).
Inspect accessory drive belts.
Replace spark plugs (gasoline engines only).
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings (5).
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Change transfer case oil (4x4).
Change manual transmission oil.
Change rear axle lube (F-Super Duty only). (7)
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

63,000 Miles (105,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (25,000 km).
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).
Change automatic transmission fluid.

66,000 Miles (110,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

69,000 Miles (115,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)

72,000 Miles (120,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.

75,000 Miles (125,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake linings, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

78,000 Miles (130,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

81,000 Miles (135,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

84,000 Miles (140,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Change automatic transmission fluid.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

87,000 Miles (145,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)

90,000 Miles (150,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 30 months. (6)
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only). (6)
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect accessory drive belts.
Replace crankcase emission air filter (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only). (6)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings. (5)
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Change manual transmission oil.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Change rear axle lube (F-Super Duty only). (4)
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

93,000 Miles (155,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add 8-10 ounces of FW-15 to the engine coolant every 15,000 miles (25,000 km).
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

96,000 Miles (160,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate throttle kick-down or TV lever ball studs.

99,000 Miles (165,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Replace rear axle lube.

102,000 Miles (170,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

105,000 Miles (175,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Change automatic transmission fluid.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).

108,000 Miles (180,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Change engine coolant every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 36 months (gasoline engines only).
For 7.3L DI turbo diesel engines, add four (4) pints of FW-15 each time engine coolant is changed.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Check and lubricate clutch release lever (7.5L and 7.3L DI turbo diesel).

111,000 Miles (185,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

114,000 Miles (190,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Rotate tires and adjust air pressure. (1) (2) (3)
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)

117,000 Miles (195,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.

120,000 Miles (200,000 km)
Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
Inspect engine cooling system, hoses, and clamps and check coolant strength every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 12 months.
Replace air cleaner filter every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) or 30 months. (6)
Replace the air cleaner filter when the restriction gauge is in the red zone (7.3L DI turbo diesel only). (6)
Replace spark plugs (gasoline engines only).
Replace crankcase emission air filter (4.9L, 5.0L manual transmission and 7.5L only). (6)
Replace PCV valve. (8)
Check Thermactor hoses and clamps (recommended but not required).
Inspect accessory drive belts.
Check clutch reservoir fluid level.
Inspect and lubricate automatic transmission shift linkage.
Inspect exhaust system for leaks, damage or loose parts. Remove any foreign material trapped by exhaust shielding. (4)
Lubricate steering linkage suspension, driveshaft U-joint, if equipped with grease fittings, and lubricate slip-yoke (if equipped). (5)
Lubricate throttle kickdown or TV lever ball studs.
Lubricate transfer case shift lever pivot bolt and control rod connecting pins (4x4).
Inspect disc brake system hoses and lines. (5)
Lubricate caliper slide rails (F-Super Duty). (5)
Inspect drum brake systems, hoses and lines.
Change fuel filter (recommended but not required for California certified vehicles).
Change fuel filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 km) (7.3L DI turbo diesel only).
Inspect and lubricate front wheel bearings. (5)
Inspect parking brake system for damage and operation.
Lubricate front axle RH axle shaft slip-yoke (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate spindle needle bearings (4x4).
Inspect and lubricate hub locks (4x4).
Change transfer case oil (4x4).
Change rear axle lube (F-Super Duty only). (7)
Change manual transmission oil.
Inspect parking brake fluid (F-Super Duty).
Check spring U-bolt torque (F-Super Duty).


(1) City delivery vehicles and other unique applications that require constant turning may need more frequent tire rotation. Tire rotation interval may be based on the tire wear.
(2) Wheel lug nuts must be retightened to proper torque specifications at 500 miles (800 km) of new vehicle operation 100 miles (160 km) and 500 miles (800 km) for vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels or equipped for snowplowing). Proper torque specifications are provided in this section. Also retighten to proper torque specification at 500 miles (800 km) after (1) any wheel change or (2) any other time the wheel lug nuts have been loosened.
(3) On dual rear wheel vehicles, rotate the front tires side-to-side without disturbing the rear tires.
(4) It is normal for a certain amount of moisture and staining to be present around the muffler seams. The presence of soot, light surface rust or moisture does not indicate a faulty muffler.
(5) If the vehicle is operated "off road" in water that is deeper than the hubs (1/2 wheel height), then these items must be serviced daily.
(6) Extremely dusty conditions will require more frequent replacement of your air filter. Check your air filter at 3,000 miles (5,000 km). If it is dirty, replace it and then keep replacing it at the same interval every 3,000 miles (5,000 km). If it is not dirty, check it again at 6,000 miles (10,000 km) and again at 9,000 miles (14,500 km) until the required maintenance interval is established. Do not go beyond 30,000 miles (48,000 km).
(7) F-SUPER DUTY APPLICATIONS must change axle lube every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) unless synthetic oil is used. Super Duty vehicles are NOT equipped with synthetic oil from the factory. Synthetic oil MUST BE changed at 100,000 mile (160,000 km) intervals.
(8) At 60,000 miles (96,000 km) dealer will replace the PCV valve at no cost except on Canada and California vehicles.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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{later on} if the grease looks clean, and like grease (no metal shavings or
signs of water or other pollutants) just add a little more grease and put it
back together.

if the grease looks dirty, disassemble, clean the old grease out, and inspect
the races. if they are shiny and new looking, grease and reassemble. if they
are showing a wear pattern then replace them.

wheel bearings will last pretty much forever if they are kept greased properly.
x2 and buy some good grease and keep using that type and brand -or-
replace the grease and clean everything every time, take your pick. ;)

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I like the "red" grease the best I ever tried, used to use the moly-sulfide
grease and since then found the red grease superior. It'd be cool to hear
what others have tried and found to work out the best for them tho.

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"red" grease comes in store-brand cans and name-brand cans from what
I can tell about it, it all seems to be coming from the -same- -factory-.

A friend of mine in south central Arkansas got himself a job in a east Texas
oil bottling plant and was very upset to see house-brand-labeled bottles and
name-brand-label bottles going under the same-hopper getting the same-oil
in 'em. He was especially upset to see his favorite brand Havoline getting
the same oil as the house brand!

Really upset! LOL :)

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #12
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Don't over-think it. Wheel bearings are simple, if there are no signs of a problem, you pretty much dont have one. If you hear chirping/grinding or any wheel related noise, then you need to worry.

I have never changed the pass side wheel bearings in my 1986 Bronco, and only changed the D/S because water got in there and rusted it. If ya feel the need, pull the hub and change the grease. Post pics and we can probable tell you if there is a problem
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #13
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great info
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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Pack em full like a pornstar.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #15
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I have about 230,000 on the original front wheel bearings. I repacked them once when I changed brake disks. The rears have been problematic, but I do pull a boat trailer. I have worn out two sets, and am now on a junk yard rear end.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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A friend of mine in south central Arkansas got himself a job in a east Texas
oil bottling plant and was very upset to see house-brand-labeled bottles and
name-brand-label bottles going under the same-hopper getting the same-oil
in 'em. He was especially upset to see his favorite brand Havoline getting
the same oil as the house brand!

Really upset! LOL :)

"it either meets spec or it don't" -Alvin's guess after hearing Kenny's story

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Hi/Lo oil was Valvoline and Exxon's cheap brand was the superflow... dont know if they changed anything since 1995 but find out where they are bottled and do some research to find your brands cheap... I used to use the autozone house brand becouse it was Castrol but they changed to someone else..
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #17
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I personally use the blue marine grease in my all my bearings. The way I look at it is that it holds up fine in trailer bearings which see heavy loads, often for long distances, and get dipped regularly in salt water. I started using marine grease a while back and have seen less contamination with it. My pops owns 4 trailers (boat, dovetail, stakebed, and enclosed) and we packed them all with it. No problems from any of them. The boat trailer has been dipped in salt and brackish water more times than I can remember and we have never had a problem on need to repack. Trailers also commonly use smaller tires than most any Bronco has, which means more rotations per mile, and I have never had them run hot. Thats just my 2 cents worth. If your down in BR and gonna dip the thing in the water and mud you want to keep the grease as clean as possible and marine grease is made for that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #18
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...blue marine grease...
The way I look at it is that it holds up fine in trailer bearings which see heavy
loads, often for long distances, and get dipped regularly in salt water. I started
using marine grease a while back and have seen less contamination with it.
x2 :)

My cowboy buddies swore by the red grease over the MoS2 enhanced grease
so I switched too then one of 'em discovered that the blue grease was better
than the red grease and they all switched when their red grease supplies ran out.

That's here in the desert and none of them are into boats anymore, it's for their
trucks and trailers. They use stock trailers anymore gone are the days of cattle
trucks made from stripped chassis. :/

I'll switch to blue grease when my red grease supply runs out. :)

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #19
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I personally use the blue marine grease in my all my bearings. The way I look at it is that it holds up fine in trailer bearings which see heavy loads, often for long distances, and get dipped regularly in salt water. I started using marine grease a while back and have seen less contamination with it. My pops owns 4 trailers (boat, dovetail, stakebed, and enclosed) and we packed them all with it. No problems from any of them. The boat trailer has been dipped in salt and brackish water more times than I can remember and we have never had a problem on need to repack. Trailers also commonly use smaller tires than most any Bronco has, which means more rotations per mile, and I have never had them run hot. Thats just my 2 cents worth. If your down in BR and gonna dip the thing in the water and mud you want to keep the grease as clean as possible and marine grease is made for that.
but is it rated for disk breaks?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #20
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but is it rated for disk brakes?
I believe it is.
Read the can for me and double check.

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