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Old 04-22-2010, 12:02 PM
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Transmission service

I went to my dealership to pick up fuel filters and thought I should check on getting a transmission service. I was quoted $385. For this they drain the fluid in the pan, drop the pan, replace both filters and put in 8 quarts of fluid.
I thought this was high for a tranny service so I thought about doing it myself. When I spoke to the parts guy and asked for the recommended fluid he told me to use Mercon LV. I thought we were susposed to use SP but he said no more and he said LV is compatable with SP if I was not doing a flush.
Any thougths or suggestions?

2004, 6.0. 66K Never did a tranny service to date.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:21 AM
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yes, the LV (low Viscosity) is compatable with the SP. AMSOIL also offers the LV fluid.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:38 AM
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I'd use the SP...
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I ordered the filters and Mercon Sp from Dieselfiltersonline.com. They seem to have the best prices and they said they are Motorcraft. I ordered the FT-144 (Internal pan) and the Ft-145 (External) and a case of the Mercon SP. They also listed an FT-157. What the heck is this filter and do I need it?
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You only need 8qts

FT-157..SKU: FT-157
Manufacturer: Motorcraft
Ford number: 3C3Z7B155AA/4C3Z7B155AA
Part Type: Tranmission Filter
Fits Year(s): 2003-06
Engine Type: 6.0 Liter

Its a external thats all I know..
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:57 PM
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If you flush it all out and do it correct you need 18 qts.There's a writeup on here somewhere on doing it did mine a year ago.
Pan inside filter and inline filter small up around the front of truck I think pass side , on inline remove the cover and install new paper filter it's not a spin type filter.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:13 PM
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I wasn't planning on doing the full flush, just replace the 8 quarts from the pan. I ordered 12 quarts to have extra on hand. I have searched everywhere and have no idea what filter FT-157 is for but it is listed for my truck.. I'll probably double check the filter numbers with the dealer.
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I am changing my FT-145 the external that looks like a roll of toilet paper. I am having a heck of a time getting that aluminum bell shape housing that it sits in, off. I t is really tight and when I put some torque to it the bracket it is mounted to flexes.
Any ideas how to get the sucker loose.
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I am changing my FT-145 the external that looks like a roll of toilet paper. I am having a heck of a time getting that aluminum bell shape housing that it sits in, off. I t is really tight and when I put some torque to it the bracket it is mounted to flexes.
Any ideas how to get the sucker loose.



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Old 05-02-2010, 08:52 PM
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Best way to get the external filter undone is a impact gun. Usually one hit with the impact is enough to break the filter loose. Dont tighten the filter with the impact though.
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