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post #1 of 10 Old 07-14-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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trans service ?

I recently purchased a 2005 6.0 with 145,000 miles and don't know if the trans. has ever been serviced. I do not know anything about these transmissions should i change fluid/filters or just leave it alone at this point.
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whats the fluid look like? is it clean and a nice pink?
you can do a 8 qt, service buy pulling plug and change the tp filter under the bumper.
that should give you a idea of whats been done.
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just looking at the fluid on the dipstick it is a little darker than new fluid
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change it and filter better to have piece of mind new tranny 3500 or 60.00 for fluid and filter .......nuff said
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I'm guessing you have heard the myth about doing a service if it has gone undone for a long time and it messing up your trans. I personally think this is a load of bull. Yes tranny fluid has a bunch of detergents in it and I guess it could break up some deposits. I have never seen this cause damage. I think this myth should go right up there with some of the ones I have heard about synthetic oil. Fresh fluid is always a good thing. Have you ever run old tranny fluid between your fingers and felt all the grit? Seems more important to me to get that stuff out. Go ahead and do it and stay on top of the services. Tranny will thank you
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I just had my 2005 F350 trans flush. I do it every 25,000 miles because I pull a 5th wheel. I like the flush because it pulls everything out. My trans works hard and I want to do it right. I hope I am do the right thing?
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I just had my 2005 F350 trans flush. I do it every 25,000 miles because I pull a 5th wheel. I like the flush because it pulls everything out. My trans works hard and I want to do it right. I hope I am do the right thing?
It gets all the old fluid out but you should still change the filters once in awhile.
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Nevermind.......

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I just had my 2005 F350 trans flush. I do it every 25,000 miles because I pull a 5th wheel. I like the flush because it pulls everything out. My trans works hard and I want to do it right. I hope I am do the right thing?
What was the going price on your flush? I've got 42K on my '04 SD 4X4 and was looking at doing the same thing. Was it done at a dealership?

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I paid $157.95 for flush fluid filters. I want to keep this truck as long as I can. I can not afford a new trans! But anything can happen.
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