Bought it at an auction over the weekend.
XLT EL trim, 190k miles, former state vehicle, some rust up top near the remnants of the antennas, some rust underneath the paint on bonnet (did Ford paint these outside in the rain?), some panels misaligned on the right side. Including pic with the good side
. Only front chairs present, need to buy some chairs for the second row. Interior behind front seats is kind of beat up, it was adapted for hauling stuff (plywood boxes instead of chairs, making a long flat platform). Was sold (when new) as equipped with 4x4 control trac, advance trac with RSC, 3.73 axle, HD trailer tow.
This is my first sea faring vehicle (only had smaller sedans until now), I guess it operates fine, one surprise is how slow it is to take off with low throttle input (maybe the torque converter is undersized for a 6k lb vehicle).
I could use some guidance on maintenance and fluids please.
Is Maxlife OK instead of Mercon LV (Mercon LV is kinda pricy right now)? That tiny transmission dipstick next to the exhaust is ridiculous.
What should I use for the transfer case?
For the diffs is GL-5 fine?
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