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post #1 of 18 Old 01-15-2010, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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filter change question

When changing the automatic transmission filters how many quarts will it take to replace the fluid?

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How many miles do you have on your truck? Bypass is every 15k miles and fluid change is every 30k miles. I don't recall if the pan filter is supposed to be changed at 120k or not, because I haven't gotten there yet. In total it will hold 16 quarts of Mercon SP fluid (only seen it available from Ford), and with a bypass and fluid change, it usually takes me between 8-10 quarts.

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What do you mean by "a bypass"?

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43,000 and some change.. i have 10 qaurts at home.. i was going to change both filters, but i guess your saying i should only change the toilet paper one and drain and fill the tranny pan..

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This is probably the most popular method for filter changes / transmission flushes:

1) Drain transmission fluid
2) Change external filter (toilet paper)
3) Refill transmission (approx 8 quarts)
4) Drive truck for 20-30 minutes
5) Drain transmission
6) Refill transmission (approx 8 quarts)

The transmission holds 16 qts but you won't get much more than 8 qts out when you drain.

As mentioned previously, the internal filter only needs to be messed with when you're rebuilding the transmission. Its more like a big open screen than a filter.
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How do you drain the fluid? Is there a plug or do you need to drop the pan? By the way, my truck is a 06 6.0L

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there is a plug in the tranny pan..

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This is probably the most popular method for filter changes / transmission flushes:

1) Drain transmission fluid
2) Change external filter (toilet paper)
3) Refill transmission (approx 8 quarts)
4) Drive truck for 20-30 minutes
5) Drain transmission
6) Refill transmission (approx 8 quarts)

The transmission holds 16 qts but you won't get much more than 8 qts out when you drain.

As mentioned previously, the internal filter only needs to be messed with when you're rebuilding the transmission. Its more like a big open screen than a filter.
You really only need to do steps 1-3 if you are changing every 30k miles. If not, I would agree.

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Change the filter in the pan also. Allways!!!!!!!!!
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Change the filter in the pan also. Allways!!!!!!!!!
The FOMOCO service procedure doesn't specify to change it through the 30, 60, 90k service intervals. For most vehicles I would whole-heartedly agree with you, but not in this case.

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Engine Mods:
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CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
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