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Transmission fluid change

Is the pan gasket reuseable?
I have always used WIX tranny filters in the past, are both internal and external good to use wix?
While I am at NAPA will NAPA brand mercon do just fine?

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The gasket is reusable and I'd stick with Ford fluid and filters.

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The internal is more of a screen. The external must be a Ford or Racor.

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anyone have a good link for the external? I hate going to the dealer. Actually, by chance would Internationals use the same tranny and filters? My International dealer is cheap.

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Here... buy a few. You can get the big internal eliment as well. That doesnt always need changed. 6.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Transmission Filters - Ford 6.0 Liter Turbo Diesel Motorcraft External Transmission Filter - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks

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I put a wix external element in after I changed fluids from the break in period. Lined it up side by side with a motorcraft filter and there was no difference at all. I used wix for oil and fuel and never had any trouble out of those either.

As for the fluid, use only mercon lv or sp(if you can find it) I think redline makes an alternative but you will pay dearly

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I use Wix in all my gas cars. Good stuff. For these trucks, everything will be Ford/International/Racor for me!

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I put a wix external element in after I changed fluids from the break in period. Lined it up side by side with a motorcraft filter and there was no difference at all. I used wix for oil and fuel and never had any trouble out of those either.

As for the fluid, use only mercon lv or sp(if you can find it) I think redline makes an alternative but you will pay dearly

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Is the pan gasket reuseable?
I have always used WIX tranny filters in the past, are both internal and external good to use wix?
While I am at NAPA will NAPA brand mercon do just fine?

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Delo ELC Coolant
Coolant Filtration System
pulling a 14,000 lb Alpenlite 5er
97 F350 4x4 PSD CC LB
PacBrake&ATS converter lockup
3" dp 4" exhaust
TruCool 28,000 lb cooler
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