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post #1 of 14 Old 06-19-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Tranny pan capacity

Hi there guys..... I am prepping for a trip from Central California to Great Falls Montana this weekend and I am going to drop the tranny pan and change the pick up screen as well as the in line filter. I have a few questions.

1. How much fluid does the pan hold?
2. I was told there is a service bulletin to switch to Mercon LV fluid but I can not seem to find it anywhere. Is this a Ford only product? I can find Mercon V all day long.

The truck is a 2004 F250 PSD CC 4x4 with 90k on the clock. I am certain this tranny has never had a fluid change.
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I think you want mercon sp for it I'm sure one of the 6.0 guys can tell you...and I think it's says 17quarts in the owners manual we put 20 in my buddy's but that was completely dry new converter and everything..


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Thanks for the info..... I will buy 20 to be on the safe side and if it comes up 17 I will just return the unused.
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Mercon sp at oreilys
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dropping the pan only takes 8 quarts
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Mercon LV is also the new spec superseding the SP. They are backwards compatible though so get whichever is cheaper.

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dropping the pan only takes 8 quarts
yup!

8-9 quarts by dropping the pan and changing the internal screen (only 8 quarts to drain it from the drain plug).

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Thanks guys for the info! Saved me from returning 10 quarts later! LOL
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Thanks guys for the info! Saved me from returning 10 quarts later! LOL
Yea sorry for telling u wrong but id did take that to fill his truck..glad they could help you get it straightened out!

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OK so I replaced the tranny filter in the pan, the filter in line and drained the lines since I took the radiator out for a water pump swap and once all was said and done I put 11 quarts back in to get it just right.
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