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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Moyock, NC
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Valvoline's Zerex G-05 is the same spec...you can read the bottle if you don't believe me...also, its my understanding they produce it for MC. Its definately much cheaper though and can be found at places like NAPA.
I wouldn't bother with the internal tranny filter until I had over 100k, but the exterrnal FT-145 I change every 15K. The Torqshift 5 only eats Mercon SP or the newly produced Mercon LV...thats it, nothing else has been guaranteed.
I would not tow with any tune that adds HP....just suck it up and put her in tow/haul mode and enjoy your stops at the refilling stations. You could maybe use a Trans Only tune, but thats it...most of the tuners wouldn't even recommend a mild tune past 8k of towing....best not to chance blowing your tranny.
Go ahead and flush your brake fluid also, you should use nearly three qts if you do it right...that mess needs flushing every two years...most forget it though. Also, flush your Power Steering fluid...you know that it supports your hydra-boosted brake master cylinder, so you want good clean power steering fluid as well. Whens the last time you flushed your coolant? If you don't have a CCV filter or have it re-routed, clean your CAC tubes.
'05 6.0L, 128k miles, Racor CCV6000 Filter, Oil Bypass Filter, Fumoto drain valves, Coolant Filter, ZooDad, HighIdleMod, BullyDog 4" TB, VXCF9 Strat, Edge Insight Gauge, Torque App, Fuel Press Gauge, Upfitters, 4" SJ lift w/Bilstein 5100's, Ride-Rite Airbags, Rough Country Dual Stabilizers, 24" Wipers, '08 Rear Diff cover, Mobil1 Syn 5W-40, 6.4L banjos, Blue Fuel Spring, SS HPOP screen, '08 Mirrors, Zerex ELC.