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Old 08-23-2011, 05:13 PM
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in-line tranny filter

I'm a tard, apparently, or spineless. Can't make up my mind. Dropped the tranny pan, cleaned it (along with the dark goo around the magnet...). There was visible metal shavings in the oil. Great.
I had purchased my full 17.7 qts of tranny oil, but of course I see now that the 8 or 9 I got out was the best I was going to get with what I did.

At any rate, I had also purchased a Ford in line filter. How hard can it be to install, right?! Until I was under the truck (sweating bullets when the earthquake happened too...) and realized I would have to cut through metal lines. I chickened out.

Question is, almost a statement, that's the only way to get a good tranny filter on, cutting the metal lines? Not crazy about hack-sawing them.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:52 PM
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What???? dide your on the wrong line STOP. It has a bowl and nut like connection on bottom....Call me before cutting 832.998.1298
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:36 PM
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I would think that your 04 Excursion would have the spin off bowl with "toilet paper" filter inside. This should be on the passenger frame rail just back from the radiator. It is a by-pass only setup, get you a Dieselsite full flow inline filter. No cutting, easy breezy and has a big spin on filter. The Dieselsite kit is used with the Ford filter, not in place of.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:10 PM
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Here is a picture of the in-line filter on my truck. It was installed by a dealership that did extensive work on my transmission under previous ownership (source: my oasis report). It's standard procedure for Ford to install the in-line filter when doing substantial transmission repair. When it comes time to replace it, I'll use a magnefine filter for it.

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:02 AM
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Here is a picture of the in-line filter on my truck. It was installed by a dealership that did extensive work on my transmission under previous ownership (source: my oasis report). It's standard procedure for Ford to install the in-line filter when doing substantial transmission repair. When it comes time to replace it, I'll use a magnefine filter for it.

I have gotten those in a reman trans box before. The by-pass filter is the silver/grey can hanging down just behind the sway bar with the 22mm hex on the bottom. I would not cut a line to install the black filter unless it would void new trans warranty not to use it.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:24 AM
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TMAg6.0: I was looking at the return oil line on the side of the tranny, the one that reaches further back. The other one, higher off the ground and closer to the front is the send line, IIRC. Not sure what line you though I was talking about.

Sargar/Gringo: I actually did try to open the by-pass filter, but it wouldn't budge and I was to worried I would bugger it so I left it alone. That black in line is what I was trying to install. With those picture, I'm going to have another look and see if I can do the same. Thanks
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:32 AM
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If you have air tools at your disposal, hit the plastic cover on the existing filter housing with a quick jolt. That should break it free. Trying to do this with hand tools can result in twisting the trans lines.
I am with "sargar" on this. Why would you cut into a metal line to install that filter when there already is one inline?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:34 AM
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If you want a foolproof method of adding extra trans filtration, check out the following link. It has stainless steel lines that attach directly to the transmission.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:38 AM
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NYC: from what I can tell, the filter installed is not adequate. As you can see from the picture above, seems that even Ford knows that hence the additional black in line filter.
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