Changing trans fluid? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Changing trans fluid?

I have 84,000 on my 04 6.0 and I am going to plow some snow this winter if it snows. I am going to change the trans fluid and wondering if the filter is in the canister in front just behind the radiator on the passengers side? Also what type of fluid and how much. I see they at least have a drain plug so it would be nice if the filter was external.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,811
Thanks: 59
Thanked 153 Times in 147 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it is external in the canister u mentioned the internal is a screen for our years ,, later they moved to a real in pan filter and dumped the external

Mercon LV
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-02-2012, 03:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,811
Thanks: 59
Thanked 153 Times in 147 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I hope it's been done before ? 30 k was the first interval
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Jeerzy
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what year did they get rid of the external filter
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:19 PM
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,971
Thanks: 3
Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
That's one job I leave to the dealer, and have them flush the whole system.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: florence az
Posts: 163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have an 06 and have a filter housing on the passager side frame rail behind radiator
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:47 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Jeerzy
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i gotta look undermine c ifi have it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:55 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
it is external in the canister u mentioned the internal is a screen for our years ,, later they moved to a real in pan filter and dumped the external

Mercon LV
I just bought the truck about 2K ago. The previous owner bought the truck new and was faithful about changing motor oil so I hope he did the trans also.
It shifts good and firm but I will change it any way.
What is wrong with the canister filter?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,811
Thanks: 59
Thanked 153 Times in 147 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the canister only filters what goes through the cooler

the in pan does 100%

the later 08's have the in pan and it's an easy swap for anyone who wants one


if you have the money a heated flush will get 100 percent o the fluid exchanged .. it's the only way for these thrmo regulated units

but a pan drain gets around 8 qts IIRC ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Jeerzy
Posts: 1,821
Thanks: 5
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
where do u get a thermo drain? do they have it for cooling systems?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors