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World's Best Oils & Filters for 1988 Ford Trucks F250

1988 Ford F250
7.3L 8-cyl Engine Code [M] 8-cyl Engine Code [M] Diesel
Year: 1988
Make: Ford Trucks
Model: F250
Engine: 7.3L 8-cyl Engine Code [M] 8-cyl Engine Code [M] Diesel
Fuel: Diesel

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1988 Ford Trucks F250 with engine code [M]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1988 Ford Trucks F250 with engine code [M] hide.
Product Availability Listing This guide lists all available AMSOIL & substitute brand products that meet or exceed OEM (Ford Trucks) recommendation for each equipment. Any one of the recommended product can be used. One may be better than the other, you can review product details & price or contact us to ask our opinion pertaining to your usage and preference hide.
Operating Temperature Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) sometimes provide different product recommendations based on operating environment temperature for a given equipment. This product cross reference guide will list such recommendations based on OEM guidelines. Some OEM recommended viscosity pertaining to a specific temperature range may not be available from AMSOIL.

However, AMSOIL products recommended for another temperature range can be safely used because AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are engineered to provide exceptional performance for significantly broader temperature range when compared to conventional & or other brand synthetic oils. For more information on a lubricants cold temperature performance; please refer to "Pour Point" from "Technical Properties" table located at the bottom of each lubricant product page hide.
Last Updated This product cross reference guide for 1988 Ford Trucks F250 engine code [M] was last updated on 2nd July 2018 hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO84
    Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil 10W-30 (ADNQT)
    Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil 5W-40 (DEOQT)
    Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil 5W-40 (ADOQT)
    Above -12C  »  20W-40
    Above -18C  »  10W-30
    Above 0C  »  15W-40
    Below 32C  »  0W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Transfer Case

  5. Front Differential

    Differential, Front Dana 60  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Differential, Front Dana 44  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Differential, Front Dana 50  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)
  6. Rear Differential

    Standard Differential, Rear Ford 8.8 or 9 RG  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 60-IU  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Ford 10.25 RG  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Ford 8.8 or 9 RG  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 80  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 80  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Ford 10.25 RG  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 60, 61  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear W/ 8.8 or 9 RG  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear W/ 8.8 or 9 RG  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 70-2U  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 70 HD  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 70 HD  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 70-2U  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 60  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Standard Differential, Rear Dana 60  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 60, 61  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Limited Slip Differential, Rear Dana 60-IU  »  GL-5*

    All TEMPS  »  80W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)
  7. Power Steering Fluid

  8. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [5]
  9. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  10. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from Mercon to
    Mercon V per TSB 06-14-4
    [2] Add 4 oz of friction modifier part no XL-3 P/N C8AZ-19B546A
    meeting Ford specification (EST-M2C118-A)
    [3] This specification has been updated from Mercon to
    XL-12 Specification Number ESP-M2C166-H or equivalent
    [4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3
    [5] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3
    P/N PM-1, Ford Spec. WSS-M6C92-A
    [6] Automatic Transmission Fluid, Type-F

  11. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  9.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  27.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, C6 Initial Fill  »  5.6 liters
    Automatic Transmission, AOD Initial Fill  »  2.8 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    3 speed C6  »  11.2 liters
    4 speed AOD  »  11.6 liters
    Manual Transmission, S5-42 (5-SPD)  »  3.2 liters
    Differential, Dana 60-IU Rear  »  3 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 70-2U Rear  »  3.1 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 80 Rear  »  4 liters [2]
    Differential, Ford 10.25 RingGear Rear  »  3.5 liters [2]
    Differential, With 8.8 or 9 RingGear Rear  »  2.6 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 80 Rear  »  3.9 liters
    Differential, Ford 10.25 RingGear Rear  »  3.5 liters
    Differential, Ford 8.8 or 9 RingGear Rear  »  2.6 liters
    Differential, Dana 44 Front  »  1.7 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 50 Front  »  1.8 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 60 Front  »  2.8 liters [2]
    Differential, Dana 60 Front  »  2.8 liters
    Differential, Dana 60 Rear  »  2.8 liters
    Differential, Dana 60, 61 Rear  »  2.8 liters
    Differential, Dana 60-IU Rear  »  3 liters
    Differential, Dana 70-2U Rear  »  3.1 liters
    Differential, Dana 70 HD Rear  »  3.5 liters
    Differential, Dana 44 Front  »  1.7 liters
    Differential, Dana 50 Front  »  1.8 liters
    Transfer Case, Warner 1345  »  3 liters
    Transfer Case, Warner 1356  »  1.9 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting
    and allow oil to flow into crankcase. After refill, check
    oil level. Top off to proper level as needed.
    [2] Fill to no more than 1/4 to 9/16 inch below fill plug hole.
  12. Chassis Lubrication

    4WD
    0-7 Fittings, 0 Plugs  »  LM
    RWD
    4-10 Fittings, 0 Plugs  »  LM
  13. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  28 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission BW T18 4-SPD
    Fill Plug 25-40 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 25-30 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 25-30 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission Mazda 5-SPD
    Fill Plug 29-43 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 29-43 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission ZF 5-SPD
    Fill Plug 25-30 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 25-30 ft/lbs
    Transfer Case BW 4406
    Fill Plug 7-17 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 12 ft/lbs

    Transfer Case
    Fill Plug 12 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 12 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter WIX 51742 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46255 Air Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58937 Auto Tran Filter [1]
    Transmission Filter WIX 58929 Auto Tran Filter [2]

    Filter Comments
    [1] 4WD (DriveType); C6 (TransmissionMfrCode)
    [2] RWD (DriveType); Automatic (TransmissionControlType)
  2. Diesel Engine Fuel Additives

    Diesel All-In-One (ADB)
    ADB Diesel All-In-One (ADB)

    AMSOIL Diesel All-In-One (ADB) fuel additive cleans, lubricates, improves cold flow and increases cetane number by up to 4 points. Diesel All-In-One (ADB) combines the superior detergency and improved lubricity of AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean, the ex...

    Diesel Cetane Boost (ACB)
    ACB Diesel Cetane Boost (ACB)

    A performance concentrate that delivers maximum results Raises the cetane number of diesel fuel up to seven points for maximum horsepower, increased fuel economy and easier starts in all diesel engines. AMSOIL Diesel Cetane Boost makes no sacrific...

    Diesel Cold Flow (ACF)
    ACF Diesel Cold Flow (ACF)

    *** Product Replaced with New & Improved Diesel Cold Flow (ADD) *** A performance concentrate that delivers maximum results Formulated with an advanced deicer to enhance fuel flow and help prevent fuel filter plugging in cold temperatures....

    Diesel Cold Flow (ADD)
    ADD Diesel Cold Flow (ADD)

    AMSOIL Diesel Cold Flow (ADD) combats diesel fuel gelling by improving diesel cold-flow ability. It is formulated with an advanced deicer to enhance fuel flow and help prevent fuel filter plugging in cold temperatures. Package sizes include: 16...

    Diesel Injector Clean (ADF)
    ADF Diesel Injector Clean (ADF)

    AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean (ADF/ADFP) removes performance-robbing deposits from diesel fuel injectors to help restore horsepower and improve fuel economy. It is formulated for all types of diesel engines, including high-pressure common-rail designs...

    Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow (DFC)
    DFC Diesel Injector Clean + Cold Flow (DFC)

    *** Discontinued - replaced with Diesel All In One (ADB) *** A performance concentrate that delivers maximum results Combines the superior detergency of AMSOIL Diesel Concentrate (ADF) and the excellent anti-gelling properties of AMSOIL Cold...

    Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)
    DRC Diesel Recovery Emergency Fuel Treatment (DRC)

    AMSOIL Diesel Recovery quickly dissolves gelled fuel, thaws frozen fuel filters and reduces the need for a new filter, saving both money and an inconvenient trip to a parts store. Performs well in all diesel fuels, including ULSD, off-road and biodie...

    Injector Clean + Cetane Boost (ADS)
    ADS Injector Clean + Cetane Boost (ADS)

    AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean + Cetane Boost (ADS) combines the superior detergency and improved lubricity of AMSOIL Diesel Injector Clean and the increased horsepower and cetane of AMSOIL Cetane Boost in one convenient package. Package sizes inclu...

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ADN 10W30 Heavy-Duty CK-4 Diesel Oil (ADN)

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil is formulated for hard-working equipment. It is engineered to provide 4X better wear protection than required by the Detroit Diesel DD13 Scuffing Test for Specification DFS 93K222, giving you the edge to keep tr...
DEO 5W40 Signature Series CK-4 Diesel Oil (DEO)

Protect your investment in diesel power and confidently extend drain intervals with our top-grade synthetic diesel oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Max-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil delivers 6X better wear protection than required by the Detroit Diesel DD13 ...
ADO 5W40 Heavy-Duty CK-4 Diesel Oil (ADO)

AMSOIL Heavy-Duty Synthetic Diesel Oil is formulated for hard-working equipment. It is engineered to provide 4X better wear protection than required by the Detroit Diesel DD13 Scuffing Test for Specification DFS 93K222, giving you the edge to keep tr...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ATD Torque-Drive Transmission Fluid (ATD)

Formulated for Allison TES-295, TES-389, C-4; Ford MERCON V; GM DEXRON III-H and more. Engineered for outstanding performance in heavy-duty transmissions manufactured by Allison, Voith, ZF and other heavy-duty transmissions. Excellent protection i...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ART Super Shift Racing Transmission Fluid (ART)

AMSOIL Synthetic Super Shift® Racing Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for automatic transmissions operating in high-horsepower and high-torque conditions. AMSOIL SuperShift contains top-quality additives selected specifically for ra...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

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