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Old 06-05-2010, 06:57 AM
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Tranny fluid?

Getting ready to change the trans fluid/filter how much fluid will it take to refill it? does the 08' up trucks still have that little in line filter up front like the 6.0's near the core support?
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:11 AM
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I believe its around 8-9 qt. Make sure you use mercon SP fluid. The in-line filter is dependent upon your manufacture date. I think the early 08 job 1 trucks have it, but the job 2 and job 3 trucks do not.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:53 AM
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There is a new tranny fluid, Mercon LV. It is a synthetic. Mobil 1 tranny is listed as compatable. 08 Job 1 trannies had a external filter but mine is not the same as a 6.0. The later models 08 job 2 and up used a internal filter inside the transmission pan.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:04 AM
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Mine is a 09' job 3 so get 10 qt's and i'm safe good deal what kind of mileage is everyone changing their trans fluid under normal conditions min. towing?
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:20 PM
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The models late job 2 08 and up with the pan filter call for 60k changes with Mercon LV.
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Mine has about 20k now i try to change the fluid between 20-30k that was with the sp though i guess the new stuff being syn. will go out longer which i'm fine with!
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I just changed mine in my 08, took 8 quarts of Mercon LV, which you can mix with SP. They say SP and LV are both 60k mile fluids.

I just dropped the pan, changed that filter and filled the trans back up, took 8 to 8.5 quarts. I still need to change the external filter under the bellhousing.
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I believe its around 8-9 qt. Make sure you use mercon SP fluid. The in-line filter is dependent upon your manufacture date. I think the early 08 job 1 trucks have it, but the job 2 and job 3 trucks do not.
I have a 6/07 build truck (job 1) with the internal filter. I'm guessing they started the internal filter somewhere in the middle of the job 1 production run, and not necessarily at the beginning of the job 2 run.

Not a big deal, just wanted to share.
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