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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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changin my trans fluid

got an 05 auto...what are some of you guys running and how many quarts? how easy is this to do? never done it before.
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Re: changin my trans fluid

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Mercon SP would be the proper fluid. Pan drop is approx 7-9 quarts, get more if you plan to flush it.
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okay. mercon SP...is there any real good synthetic? like try Amsoil?

how do i go about flushing it?? sorry for the newb questions..never touched a tranny before.

so is there just a drain bolt- i imagine on the bottom somewhere

and filling it up? is that in the engine compartment?

how do i flush?
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Re: changin my trans fluid

I'm not sure if the 6.0L have a drain plug or not.
One thing I do that always seems to help is to dump a quart of Lucas Trans-Fix into the pan before I put it in. It's about as thick as maple syrup so if you try to pour it down the tube it will plug it up for a while. Always shift like a caddy for me!


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SO YOU PUT the lucas trans fix in then drain it out? then add your regular tranny fluid?
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Re: changin my trans fluid

I sure wouldn't put ANYTHING except MERCON SP into a TorqShift trans!!!!!!!
Those solenoids are VERY sensitive, and adding something like the Lucas MIGHT cause some VERY expen$ive damage!

The only MERCON SP fluid that I know of is Motorcraft brand. It is a synthetic.
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Re: changin my trans fluid

Didn't think about that one, I'm so used to running E4ODs or 4R100s, it does make sense though.


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Re: changin my trans fluid

no he said put it in the pan before you bolt the pan back on. dont flush it out. just give me a call chase ill help you do it. its real simple. you need to get a tranny filter as well.

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