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post #1 of 21 Old 07-29-2010, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question Transmission fluid change question.

Ok, as the question above states and i have had no luck with a search. I now have 30,000 on my 08 f350 6.4 diesel and time to change the transmission fluid. How hard is this to do? is there a drain plug on the torque converter? any help you can give would be great. Thank you in Advance.

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Well I guess I can only speak from expirence with my Job 2 which has the internal filter. No, it's not a hard job to do and there is no more drain plug on the converter. Simply pull the drain plug, pull the pan down (has reusable gasket), pull the filter off and replace (make sure to get the old o-ring out too!), reinstall pan, and refill. Taking your time, it's only about an hour job. Now if you have the Job 1 with the external filter I dont know anything about that.
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Thanks for the reply, i have a job 2 with the internal filter. Any other sugestions on flushing out the torque converter? i would like to flush all the old fluid out of the system. Thanks!

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As far as I know there is no way to flush the torque converter unless you drop the tranny and take it out. If you drain the pan and change the filter you should be good to go.

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BG flush machine worked for me contact a local quick lube type place and ask how much a BG tranny flush is.

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What if i was to remove the transmission cooler line and start the truck, would that remove the fluid from the TC if i was to start pouring in fresh ATF? I think i will call the local quick lube to see what they charge. But they may not be any cheaper than what Ford want's to do it.

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What if i was to remove the transmission cooler line and start the truck, would that remove the fluid from the TC if i was to start pouring in fresh ATF? I think i will call the local quick lube to see what they charge. But they may not be any cheaper than what Ford want's to do it.
No, at idle the tranz will not push the fluid out, that's what's good about the BG machine. It will push and circulate the fluid and the cleaner/conditioer they use, thru the tranny. Call around every place is cheaper than

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No, at idle the tranz will not push the fluid out, that's what's good about the BG machine. It will push and circulate the fluid and the cleaner/conditioer they use, thru the tranny. Call around every place is cheaper than
Ok, Thanks. I will call around

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Any idea how much tranny fluid these hold and what type specifically you are supposed to use?
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The tranny will hold 19.1 quarts if you do a complete flush and fill. its best to take it to the dealer or someone who has a flush machine. You need to use mercon SP.

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