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post #1 of 31 Old 01-21-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Should I flush my tranny with 60k?

I've reay through every thread on here about tranny flushes and still can't decide.

It will be an actual flush and not just dropping the pan. Local Ford dealership is going to do it. I bought the truck with 47K on so I don't know if it has been done before.

I'm just worried that the thing will crap out after it gets flushed like I've read about other trucks with higher miles that have never been serviced before.

What do yall think? BTW its going to cost around $229 for all new fluids and toilet paper roll.

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I've reay through every thread on here about tranny flushes and still can't decide.

It will be an actual flush and not just dropping the pan. Local Ford dealership is going to do it. I bought the truck with 47K on so I don't know if it has been done before.

I'm just worried that the thing will crap out after it gets flushed like I've read about other trucks with higher miles that have never been serviced before.

What do yall think? BTW its going to cost around $229 for all new fluids and toilet paper roll.
I will be doing a trans oil change when it warms up, i only have 29k on mine i have already change the T/P inline filter once so this time i will drop the pan clean up the magnet replace the filter and the T/P filter and install 8-9 qts of Ford SP trans oil. Why at 30k because it is used to pull my 14k 5er all the time cheap insurance about $100 bucks
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If I'm not mistaken 30k is the service interval for the trans so do it. Your truck is not high mileage so don't worry aabout it.

This is one of those jobs I let the dealership handle. I don't like the idea of replacing 1/3 of the fluid and calling it changed. The dealer does a reverse flush and replaces all the fluid. The reverse flush dislodges any stuff in the filter in the pan (which is just a screen anyway) and they don't drop the pan.

That way I have all fresh tranny fluid and I skip the hassle of trying to replace it all without the reverse flush machine.
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Alright, thanks for the confidence booster.

Also, I'm going to obtain an Oasis report when I'm at the dealer. If the prior owner got it flushed at a Ford dealership, would that show up on the report?

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Alright, thanks for the confidence booster.

Also, I'm going to obtain an Oasis report when I'm at the dealer. If the prior owner got it flushed at a Ford dealership, would that show up on the report?
Probably not. The Oasis report only reflects warranty work completed.
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Yep, go ahead and do it. I went 90k without flushing it (totally by accident) and I just got it flushed at Ford. My transmission seems to shift a little firmer and it just overall seems to like me better now.

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do it! i just drain my pan and replace front filter every 12k since it was new. dropped the pan at 36k ish and was real clean. now im at 48k and will do it again in the spring. fluids are CHEEP! my truck works hard either pushing snow or towing

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Do it. I had mine done at 30K and will continue every 30 from here on out. Cheap insurance IMHO.

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A transmission flush is really just a full fluid exchange. The machine simple hooks inline with the factory cooler lines going to and from the transmission. The pump in the transmission pumps fluid out of the trans through the cooler lines, into the machine which dumps it into a container. The machine is filled with the appropriate transmission fluid and there is a small pump in the machine that pumps fluid into the return line back to the transmission, thus exchanging all the fluid in the transmission for new fluid. There is no pressure involved that would be greater than what the pump in the transmission itself puts out so there is no worry of a flush destroying a transmission. Also there is no 'back' flushing going on either. Fluid only flows one way through a transmission.

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i had mine done for the first time in october, at 60k, i thought in the manual it says to flush tranny at 60k. idk all i know is that its changed and out of my hair

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