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Ford 2000 oil specs

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Mark A

11-30-2004 06:01:47

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In the operators manual for a Ford 2000, 1975 model, it lists the engine oil as Ford M-2C121-A, and the transmission oil as Ford M-2C53-A, same as for the hydraulic/rear end. It also lists Ford M-2C41-A for the power steering. What are these numbers? Are they "stock" part numbers? What weight of oil is used in a 6 speed transmission, and in the rearend/hydraulic systems? Do the transmission and rear housing use the same weight, and kind, of oil? Thanks.

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11-30-2004 09:19:27

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Mark A, 11-30-2004 06:01:47  
I use 90 wt in the rear end and transmission on my 1962 2000, my 1961 641, and my 1969 4400 and 134 in the hydraulic resevoirs as they have seperate resevoirs but many people on this forum use the 134 in all three. older models did not have seperate resevoirs and the 90 wt is to thick for the hydraulics. Just my two cents.

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Rod F.

11-30-2004 07:25:51

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Mark A, 11-30-2004 06:01:47  
As far as I know, those numbers are just old Ford spec numbers. In plain english, you would use NH 134 Ambra G for the trans/rear/hydraulic as well as the power steering. There are many other brands of hytran oil out there, often called Universal tractor fluid. Look at the label, and it should say that it meets Ford spec... Deere spec. yada yada... It may not list the specific number you have. Just make sure it is approved for hyd and transmission use. You could also use automotive power steering fluid in the power steering, but the hytran is quite accetable, and it is easier than stocking two different oils. It's a personal preference. As far as engine oil goes, use an up to date approved diesel engine oil that has an API CI-4 rating. Use an appropriate weight for your ambient temperature range. 10W30 is generally good for winter use, and 15W40 for summer use. Even if your tractor has a gas engine, you should still use the diesel engine oil, as the diesel engine oil will provide a better level of protection than an automotive engine oil. Rotella and Delvac are common brands kicked around this board. Esso XD3 is another example. That should get you going. If not, post back.


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11-30-2004 09:38:23

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Rod F., 11-30-2004 07:25:51  
Mark smart man. Speak truth. Ug.


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11-30-2004 09:38:01

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Rod F., 11-30-2004 07:25:51  
Mark smart man. Speak truth. Ug.


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Mark A

11-30-2004 09:00:12

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Rod F., 11-30-2004 07:25:51  
Yes I put Delvac 15w-40 in the engine, for my climate year around. I was just curious as to why the trans and hydraulic was specified in the operators manual per these specs as opposed to not including 90WT, 10WT hydraulic etc descriptions. So this tractor uses no 90WT oil anywhere, just hytran, correct? Thanks for the reply.

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Rod F.

11-30-2004 14:52:21

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Mark A , 11-30-2004 09:00:12  
Hi Mark,

I would have to look back at some manuals, but the older specs probably call for gear oil in the tranny. The pre '65 tractors would also have used gear oil (90 weight) in the rear end. With the wonder of modern lubricants, it is possible to dispense with gear oil and use the hytran in everything but the engine. Again, if you would rather gear oil in the tranny, that's your preference. It works. I have gear oil in my 4000's tranny. When I change it again, it will get hytran. HTH.


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Mark A

12-01-2004 05:45:45

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 Re: Ford 2000 oil specs in reply to Rod F., 11-30-2004 14:52:21  
Thanks all

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