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The stealer says it time for a service on my 08...27k, is this normal milage wise, or the stealer trying to make more $$$?
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I grew up with the 40K rule...but then I'm old, so......
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Is there a need to flush the system??? If so, what's the easiest DIYS method?

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You CAN'T flush a Torqshift, it has a thermostatic valve in the cooler circuit. You can service it and change the filter(s) if it has two.

Drain the pan using the plug on the pan.

Reinstall plug.

Remove pan.

Remove filter (careful, it's gonna drop some oil out.)

Make sure the O-ring off the old filter came out of the pump.

Wipe off gasket.

Install pan and reusable gasket.

Fill 'er up.

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Updated fluid for the Torqshift is Mercon LV, by the way (Low Viscosity.) It actually prices out cheaper than Mercon SP if I recall rightly.

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Is the new Mercon LV any better on the 08/09 transmissions, or just an update of the SP fluid?

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The stealer says it time for a service on my 08...27k, is this normal milage wise, or the stealer trying to make more $$$?
the "stealer"?? How can you even ask for advice with that attitude? What a !!

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Updated fluid for the Torqshift is Mercon LV, by the way (Low Viscosity.) It actually prices out cheaper than Mercon SP if I recall rightly.
I would guess the new LV is still a full synthetic? Is there any particular reason why Ford has changed the spec? Is the new LV better?

Or is one of those things like CJ4 oil vs CI4 oil. Where the CJ4 has no real benefit other than not plugging up DPF's, and has less additives than the older, longer lasting CI4.. Don't know.. Just wondering why they are changing up again after 7 years..

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