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Mark Kovalsky Mark Kovalsky is offline

Former Ford Trans Engr.

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  1. ASBTB
    01-16-2019 10:59 AM - permalink
    ASBTB
    Good morning Mark,
    I was wondering if you could recommend a 4R100 transmission builder or shop. Im located in Tampa Florida and have been looking at the dieselsite and monster transmissions just because theyre close and I can save on having everything shipped. That being said I don't mind at all paying for shipping on a good transmission. I would also be willing take it to a shop and having mine rebuilt if you knew a good one near me. Thank for the help.
  2. Wood's Powerstroke
    06-28-2018 05:01 PM - permalink
    Wood's Powerstroke
    Fear of the unknown, I guess. Seems like every time I try something new, I lose my shirt having to fix what I messed up. I figure if it's working with what I have - stick with it. All of my and our other vehicles I bought new and have changed them over at the first scheduled fluid change interval.
    Thank you for the information. You've alleviated my concern of changing it out for Mobil 1. I appreciate you taking the time to correspond with me. Have a wonderful day. :)
  3. Wood's Powerstroke
    06-27-2018 12:39 PM - permalink
    Wood's Powerstroke
    Thank you for your reply, sir. I have always been a Mobil 1 man and have it front-to-to-back in every other vehicle I have. The reason I have not changed this vehicle over is it's had conventional Rotella for engine oil since the first oil change and Ford transfer case and differential fluid since their first change. The truck was a one owner and the maintenance book is meticulously documented with every receipt from every repair since new. The wildcard is the transmission but given the history I have, I figured it was a safe bet to assume since it's a Ford Parts item then it has Ford fluid in it as well. You mentioned Mercon V but mine (the dipstick and owners manual) reads just plain old Mercon. All of the fluid I've bought from Ford seems to be synthetic now including the front differential fluid. I'm just trying to be cautious as I cannot afford to ruin a component by putting in the wrong fluid. Thank you so much for your expertise. I appreciate your time and have a wonderful day.
  4. Wood's Powerstroke
    06-25-2018 08:37 PM - permalink
    Wood's Powerstroke
    Mark,
    Good afternoon, sir. I have a question regarding transmission fluid change in my truck ('01, 250, 7.3, automatic, 4wd) if you don't mind, please.
    My truck had a new (I say "new") from Ford dealer Parts Department put in just prior to my buying it. I can give you the exact mileage and date if you like. I have all of the original documentation, dates, warranty info (2/24, I believe), etc. I have not changed the fluid yet and I've had the truck about a year and a half/25,000 miles. Fluid still smells good and is the clear reddish color like new. Question is this: Motorcraft transmission fluid and filter only or would say a CarQuest or Purolator filter and and other premium brand fluid be OK? Have always used Motorcraft or Purolator filters. When I worked for Ford in the early 2000's, I believe Purolator actually made Ford's filters for them anyway but that's been a long time ago now. Your thoughts, please, sir?
  5. harlo
    08-02-2017 05:13 PM - permalink
    harlo
    Hi. I started a thread in the trans section a while back about my odd problem with a 5r110. Looks like you are very knowledgeable on them and was hoping you could give me your opinion. Thanks. Cade
  6. g2thefree
    02-18-2017 01:58 PM - permalink
    g2thefree
    Thanks for the help!
  7. g2thefree
    02-18-2017 01:57 PM - permalink
    g2thefree
    can you suggest an upgrade for the cooler on the f250?
  8. g2thefree
    02-17-2017 02:42 PM - permalink
    g2thefree
    I have a 96 f250 with 7.3 and e4od. I found an e4od from a 97 e350 with 7.3 and f7up-ta forge mark. Will it fit my f250? Any help is appreciated!
  9. forxlr8n
    11-13-2015 06:17 PM - permalink
    forxlr8n
    Can you call me 540-357-1023 Mike Hayes
  10. 99350_stroker
    10-27-2015 03:19 PM - permalink
    99350_stroker
    Ok thank you for the response and the information!

  About Me

  • About Mark Kovalsky
    Biography
    Former Ford transmission engineer.
    Location
    SE Florida
    Interests
    My granddaughters
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    Mark
    Former Ford Automatic Transmission Engineer

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  • Last Activity: 08-18-2019 02:52 PM
  • Join Date: 08-21-2007
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03-01-2019
02:56 AM - Lt.Dan mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: shift from 4th to OD
...ission guy either. Mark Kovalsky is the guy you want
01-04-2019
12:40 AM - Zmann mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Mark Kovalsky still on here?
Mark Kovalsky
07-31-2018
01:50 PM - bismic1 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: 05 6.0l auto to zf6 cruise control
...converstion.html Mark Kovalsky could probably tell ...
05-16-2018
02:23 PM - Sbluke55 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: 7.3 Van! Let's build a 4x4 Van...01 E350 project dream big
Mark Kovalsky
04-25-2018
08:16 PM - Wood's Powerstroke mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Neutral or park for proper tranny fluid level
Mark Kovalsky Sir, Most certainl...
02-05-2018
05:28 AM - Mr_Andy mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Remote Trans Filter
...estinations/inputs. Mark Kovalsky please offer insight...
02-02-2018
02:35 AM - Mr_Andy mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Remote Trans Filter
...riginal question to Mark Kovalsky is: Does the pan on ...
01-15-2018
08:09 PM - Zmann mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Trans temp is really low
...w for sure IME Mark Kovalsky ??
05-27-2017
03:51 PM - Lt.Dan mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: E4OD Trans questions
... you recommend too, Mark Kovalsky.
04-26-2017
12:14 AM - wackyman9 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: 09 f350 trans keeps getting super hot
...the fan on... maybe Mark Kovalsky can help out with th...
08-31-2016
12:48 AM - Zmann mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: More tranny cooling
...Ford 5R engineers Mark Kovalsky I imagine He will a...
07-05-2016
11:49 PM - Zmann mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: 5r110w Reverse issue
Mark Kovalsky
05-15-2016
04:15 AM - Zmann mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Re: First dead alternator now tranny from hell??
perhaps Mark Kovalsky can help us out

  Quotes

08-07-2019
02:53 AM - Rcjetsaok quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Transmission Shifting Rough? 2-3
20 minutes is plenty. Yes, it affe...
02:10 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Rcjetsaok in post Re: Transmission Shifting Rough? 2-3
How long do you need to leave ...
08-06-2019
01:23 AM - Rcjetsaok quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Transmission Shifting Rough? 2-3
I've seen the adaptive software on...
07-12-2019
11:57 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted TomsBeast in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
You mention a 'test port' or f...
01:35 PM - TomsBeast quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
These temperatures are measured at...
06-23-2019
01:46 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Chooko18 in post Re: Cooler install
Thanks for the reply. The cod...
06-16-2019
01:30 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Scoobert in post Re: Transfluid, How screwed am I?
Is there something in the 1 q...
10:26 AM - heavydoc quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Transfluid, How screwed am I?
I'd flush it. Here is how you can ...
04:52 AM - Scoobert quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Transfluid, How screwed am I?
I'd flush it. Here is how you can ...
06-15-2019
02:00 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Hookies8914 in post Re: 1994 F-Superduty trans swap
I have a 94 f350 7.3l idi was to...
06-06-2019
06:51 PM - 4Fitty quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
The cooler you're looking at is sl...
06:49 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted 4Fitty in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
Well not higher than what y...
03:56 AM - Lt.Dan quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
That might make enough difference ...
06-05-2019
10:15 PM - 4Fitty quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
That might make enough difference ...
09:54 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted 4Fitty in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
?? Not better than the stoc...
06-01-2019
02:15 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted 4Fitty in post Re: Upgraded trans cooler...with fan?
There was a guy on some of ...
02:07 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Proaudioguy in post Re: What makes my PCM so different than the rest
This is fantastic information! ...
01:32 AM - Proaudioguy quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: What makes my PCM so different than the rest
Me, too! PATS is a separate mod...
05-12-2019
06:08 PM - Dustybumpers quoted Mark Kovalsky in post
05-09-2019
11:37 AM - Mr_Andy quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Re: Normal trans temp....
So you had no cooler? You just con...
 
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