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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2017, 09:39:33 AM »
Hello all new here but I had a quick question. I just got a Explorer sport with 44,000 mile 2014. I want to change the pdu oil. I'm a big believer in amsoil and wonder if anyone else tried it. It's my understanding it's 75 145 gear oil just wonder if this is OK to do or does Ford oil have some special additive that's required

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2017, 09:49:45 AM »
Hello all new here but I had a quick question. I just got a Explorer sport with 44,000 mile 2014. I want to change the pdu oil. I'm a big believer in amsoil and wonder if anyone else tried it. It's my understanding it's 75 145 gear oil just wonder if this is OK to do or does Ford oil have some special additive that's required
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2017, 10:26:17 AM »
Hello all new here but I had a quick question. I just got a Explorer sport with 44,000 mile 2014. I want to change the pdu oil. I'm a big believer in amsoil and wonder if anyone else tried it. It's my understanding it's 75 145 gear oil just wonder if this is OK to do or does Ford oil have some special additive that's required

Amsoil 75W-140 Severe Gear is what I put in my PTU @ 30,000 mi.

A change now is a good idea. :)


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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2017, 12:14:55 PM »
Hello all new here but I had a quick question. I just got a Explorer sport with 44,000 mile 2014. I want to change the pdu oil. I'm a big believer in amsoil and wonder if anyone else tried it. It's my understanding it's 75 145 gear oil just wonder if this is OK to do or does Ford oil have some special additive that's required

Amsoil is top quality stuff.  Can't go wrong with anything they sell.

I use Royal Purple for the PTU and have been happy with it.  Just another option since the Amsoil isn't as easy to find.

No special additives needed.  Just use 75w140.

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2017, 09:47:31 PM »
Hello all new here but I had a quick question. I just got a Explorer sport with 44,000 mile 2014. I want to change the pdu oil. I'm a big believer in amsoil and wonder if anyone else tried it. It's my understanding it's 75 145 gear oil just wonder if this is OK to do or does Ford oil have some special additive that's required
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2017, 09:12:29 PM »
All the pics just broke in this first post for the howto, any chance of having them hosted somewhere else, or does anyone have a copy of that post PDF printed with the pics embedded?
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2017, 01:59:41 AM »
Yeah, they want to charge $400/yr just for hosting a few measly pics.  Nincompoops.  I guess I will have to move the pics somewhere else or figure out how to post them inline in attachment format.
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2017, 05:21:22 AM »
I'm pretty sure I  can still access these or even might have them in my phone. I can  re-download them through the Tapatalk app if needed.
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2017, 05:23:22 AM »
I can still see the pics from the Tapatalk app.
Must be a browser thing with the broken links.
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2017, 06:17:01 AM »
I actually relinked them from the attachments in the new post above.  Works out ok.  May create a thread with attached images instead and use for linking, as the broken links are discovered and repaired.
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If tuned:  Take note of the strategy code as you return to stock (including 3 bar MAP to 2 bar MAP) -> take car in & get it serviced -> check strategy code when you get car back -> have tuner update your tune if the strategy code has changed -> reload tune -> ENJOY!

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
With regard to the question of whether or not to change the PTU oil and what it looked like, when I changed mine at 100K (I put in a drain plug), it was disgusting looking - thick, gooey and black and nothing like what would have gone in. I changed it about 6 times in a 2 week period and once flushed it with tranny fluid as a cleaning agent to get more of the goo out. After that when I changed at about 15K intervals it is much cleaner than it was at the initial change and no issues with the PTU at 160K.

As far as whether or not is it necessary, a friend once said "it's cheaper to change oil than parts" and since the oil was as bad as it was, a PTU oil change is cheap insurance regardless of Ford's recommendation of it being a lifetime fill. It did last through the warranty period and that is Ford's concern. As many others have surmised, I also think that since it is so close to the exhaust, this of course doesn't help the oil life. What is the downside to a PTU oil change - $20 now that I have a drain and I do it myself.

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2019, 06:49:51 PM »
i wonder if adding a drain would actually raise the risk of failure by weakening the case....maybe it doesnt make much difference, but ya gotta wonder.
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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2019, 08:20:22 PM »
Hasn't caused any issues in any of the installations I have seen done so far in the last few years.
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If tuned:  Take note of the strategy code as you return to stock (including 3 bar MAP to 2 bar MAP) -> take car in & get it serviced -> check strategy code when you get car back -> have tuner update your tune if the strategy code has changed -> reload tune -> ENJOY!

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2019, 09:02:45 PM »
Someone cracked one the other day right near the drain plug. Cant remember who.

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Re: "How-To" PTU Fluid Exchange - glock-coma
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2019, 11:17:16 AM »
Probably caused from using a breaker bar to tighten up a bolt or the drain plug!
Sometimes doing something gently is way better than "bigger is better".
And they make torque wrenches for a reason. I change a water pump on my Envoy recently and since the bolts were going into an aluminum block all recommendations were to follow the torque specs which were very low so the bolts wouldn't strip the threads out. The PTU case is aluminum so overtightening the drain plug, if it's steel, could cause splits in the surrounding case.

 

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