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Old 08-17-2014, 11:38 PM
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E4OD service questions

Hi all. I'm doing a tranny service on my 97 250 here in the next couple weeks along with the oil change and hpop reservoir gasket. My pickup has 130k on it and I don't know when it was last serviced since I've only had it a few months. First has got a little slippage when I tow heavy or hammer on it. Also noticed that the fluid is getting a little dark for comfort.

I'm just looking for some opinions on what everyone is using as far as fluid, filter, and any snake oil (lucas and BG and such, anyone recommends). Also, if anyone has anything else helpful to add that would be great.

Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:03 AM
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I am preparing to service my transmission as well. There's great debate on whether or not you should flush it vs. drain it, or whether you should change the filter or leave it. I found this very detailed post a while back and plan on following it:

Changing ATF Fluid in a E4OD and 4R100 transmission | Ford Trucks

FWIW, I do intend on changing the filter. Silly me, I bought my filter from the local dealership only days before I stumbled onto the following website (filter is half the cost of what I paid):
http://www.fordpartsgiant.com/

Hope this helps!!
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:31 AM
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I installed a $10 B&M transmission pan plug kit and installed it on the transmission.

Now, when I want to change the tranny oil, I just let it drain like for the engine oil. Although it replaces less than half the oil in the tranny system at each drain, doing it on a convenient, regular basis keeps the oil fresh and healthy.

When I want to change the filter, I pull the pan after draining, so no muss, no fuss.

The factory should have done this in the first place.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:43 AM
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The factory should have done this in the first place.
Mine has a plug. I think they put it on the 96 and 97 E4OD's (though I might be wrong).
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