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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2019, 01:28:42 PM »
I had the Ford dealer perform a Trans flush which they hook the trans flush machine up to it and do a flush through the dip stick. It will still use 10 qts of fluid.
I believe it was $99.00 for this procedure IIRC! Z

I thought flushes were not recommended? By the time you get done buying 18 quarts of fluid, doing three drain and fills, its cheaper to have a shop do the flush...

Even doing the flush (which isn't recommended) only removes 10 out of the 18 quarts.  Yeah doing the exchange over a period of time is more expensive, and yields more fluid exchange while not being as abrasive on the internal parts of the trans.  I don't want a vac hose being rooted around my trans personally.
No need to get Technical! Lol. Z   :D
I used 10 quarts Total.

I am "special" and really gun shy about my trans.  I will be doing the trans fluid exchange (5 out, 5 in) every 3k miles along with my oil change.  Completely overkill yes, but overkill is good.
So is the drain and fill 5 or 6 quarts?

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Technically whatever your take out.  Mine is usually around 5 quarts.
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 01:31:39 PM »
I had the Ford dealer perform a Trans flush which they hook the trans flush machine up to it and do a flush through the dip stick. It will still use 10 qts of fluid.
I believe it was $99.00 for this procedure IIRC! Z

I thought flushes were not recommended? By the time you get done buying 18 quarts of fluid, doing three drain and fills, its cheaper to have a shop do the flush...

Even doing the flush (which isn't recommended) only removes 10 out of the 18 quarts.  Yeah doing the exchange over a period of time is more expensive, and yields more fluid exchange while not being as abrasive on the internal parts of the trans.  I don't want a vac hose being rooted around my trans personally.
No need to get Technical! Lol. Z   :D
I used 10 quarts Total.

I am "special" and really gun shy about my trans.  I will be doing the trans fluid exchange (5 out, 5 in) every 3k miles along with my oil change.  Completely overkill yes, but overkill is good.
So is the drain and fill 5 or 6 quarts?

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Technically whatever your take out.  Mine is usually around 5 quarts.
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2019, 01:36:36 PM »
FWIW- Here is the actual response from the Ford dealer. We cannot do an actual Trans Flush, what we do is hook the trans flush machine up to it and do a flush through the dip stick. It will still use 10 qts of fluid to do the service. Dunno!
I apologize for the confusion. Z
Makes sense IF
The drain plug is out, and
The engine is running to allow the trans pump to work.
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2019, 04:15:13 PM »
I drain and fill on every oil change and get 5-6 quarts exchanged.

I really should be doing this more often on the PTU.
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2019, 06:32:23 AM »
I drain and fill on every oil change and get 5-6 quarts exchanged.

I really should be doing this more often on the PTU.

I see you are crazy like me too.
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2019, 09:53:11 AM »
I drain and fill on every oil change and get 5-6 quarts exchanged.

I really should be doing this more often on the PTU.

I won't be doing the transmission fluid that routinely, but I do change the PTU fluid along with my oil changes. Even after 5-6k miles the PTU fluid breaks down tremendously
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2019, 10:01:16 AM »
What fluid ate you using, Nick?  Is it ester based?
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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2019, 11:53:47 PM »
Just finished the drain and refill on my SHO. The drain plug is 7/16 and the lower plug on the case. There is one higher up so it's the lower one which makes sense. Used the motorcraft LV fluid and did it the first time and let it circulate and get up to temp then did it a second time. Took about 5.5 quarts for each time.

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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2019, 09:41:28 AM »



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Re: Transmission drain and fill
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2019, 02:13:17 PM »

   https://youtu.be/9xrP6N6hVIc    Z   :)
Yep good old Brian he has many good videos.

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