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post #1 of 29 Old 07-26-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission Fluid

How do I tell when I need to change it? i looked at my dipstick and it is still nice and red at the bottom...

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Well does it smell burnt? And how many miles do you have on that fluid?
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I agree with RZR007 does it smell burnt and how many miles have you put on it? Do you do a lot of heavy towing with your truck or is it just a daily driver? These kind of things help extend the life of the fluid. If you could answer those questions I could better answer yours.

I know AMSOIL offers several different types of transmission fluids that range from 50 to 100K on drain intervals. With Oil Analysis you could possibly even run longer.

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The fluid wont really get dirty or show that it is bad untill it is too late because of the bypass filter we have. It is literaly a miny toilet paper role. It should be changed every 30k acording to Ford
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Well does it smell burnt? And how many miles do you have on that fluid?
It doesn't smell burnt from what I can tell. And I honestly have no idea.

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I agree with RZR007 does it smell burnt and how many miles have you put on it? Do you do a lot of heavy towing with your truck or is it just a daily driver? These kind of things help extend the life of the fluid. If you could answer those questions I could better answer yours.

I know AMSOIL offers several different types of transmission fluids that range from 50 to 100K on drain intervals. With Oil Analysis you could possibly even run longer.
It is a dialy driver and I tow 10k about once or twice a month, distances ranging from anywhere to 50 miles to 1500 miles at a time.

It does not smell burnt, it still has a "frangrance" to it, but I don't know when it was last changed.

And no offense Amsoil, but I have only been told to use Mercon fluids in my transmission. But I like the 100k life on your fluid, can I get some details?

And what is Oil Analysis?

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Well if I were in your shoes... I would change the fluid with both filters. Then keep up the maintenance schedule there after. Better safe than sorry.
And remember fluid and filters are fairly cheap, transmissions are not. Good luck
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It doesn't smell burnt from what I can tell. And I honestly have no idea.Grabe a new quart of SP or LV and check the difference



It is a dialy driver and I tow 10k about once or twice a month, distances ranging from anywhere to 50 miles to 1500 miles at a time.Do you tranny temps ever get above 170*?

It does not smell burnt, it still has a "frangrance" to it, but I don't know when it was last changed.It might be good to change it

And no offense Amsoil, but I have only been told to use Mercon fluids in my transmission. It isbetter than risking a tranny. Ford just came out with Mercon LV so that would be good to use But I like the 100k life on your fluid, can I get some details?

And what is Oil Analysis? They tell you what condition the sampel is in


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Since you dont have a sig, what is on your truck and how many miles?
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I have only seen tranny temps over 170* on 100* days in stop and go traffic. The highest I have ever seen is 182* while hauling 11k through Birmingham stop and go traffic with 100* temperatures.

The truck has 126k miles. Here is "the list" LOL:

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Just wondering about the temps becasue once you hit 170* the trany thermostat opens and some fresh fluid gets introduced.

Well it seems like it would be a good idea to change the fluid
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