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a few questions????

I am going to change the tranny fluid in my 04 F250 6.0 crew cab. I plan on using the Amsoil, but I need to know how much I need before I go and buy it and also how to change the filter. DO I drop the pan after I drain and then replace the cartdrige? Also, I recently had my EGR valve go out and had to get it replaced. Now recently it seems like it runs a little sluggish in the morning on the initial startup. It did this when I first bought the truck and I had to get the computer flashed. But this will be the third time that Ford has done it and I dont think this is right. They wouldnt be able to sell these trucks if you had to keep flashing the computers every so often. What could the problem be? Lastly: I have an upgraded intake and was thinking about purchasing the Banks Big Gulp intake kit or the AFE Bladerunner to finish it out. Haas anyone tried these to see how they preform becuase $2-300 sounds like alot for an intake elbow. I can by a polished four barrel complete intake for my 66 stang for that much. Thanks in advanced for your help.
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I would make sure the tranny fluid meets the torqueshift requirements first. Second the internal filer in the pan is designed to last the life of the tranny and is a coarse filter. There is a upgraded pan and filter found on 08+ trucks you can use. The filter in the pan though does not need to be changed. There is however a inline filter on the tranny cooler line that will need to be replaced. Also to correctly do a tranny service you are suppost to do a heated flush as per ford and backed up by an ex ford tranny engineer.

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NO. Do not put any other trans fuild in the 5R110 series. It requires Mericon SP period. You put anything else in there your gonna burn it up. We had a guy do that already on PSN. He didnt listen to what people told him and guess what happen 2 months later Fryed his transmission. As for how much fuild just draining the pan is not going to get all your fuild out you actually have to flush it completely. The bulk of it is in the Torque convertor. If your just dropping the pan replace what you dumped out.

A simple mod/upgrade like said above for the 5R110 trans is get yourself the 08 filter and 08 trans pan. 03-07 arent actually a true filter. The newer ones are better.

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