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Old 03-08-2011, 08:46 AM
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need your opinions!!!

I called the quick lane at the ford dealership and they quoted me $250 to drop the transmission pan, change the filter and use their machine to put new transmission fluid through the whole system (about 22 quarts they said). Is it better to do that or just drop the pan, change the filter and put new transmission fluid myself?

Does the transmission pan have a reusable gasket or do i need a silicone gasket? Also does it just have a sump filter or does it also have a spin on filter for the transmission cooler like my dodge had?

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:16 AM
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I called the quick lane at the ford dealership and they quoted me $250 to drop the transmission pan, change the filter and use their machine to put new transmission fluid through the whole system (about 22 quarts they said). Is it better to do that or just drop the pan, change the filter and put new transmission fluid myself?

Does the transmission pan have a reusable gasket or do i need a silicone gasket? Also does it just have a sump filter or does it also have a spin on filter for the transmission cooler like my dodge had?

Thanks in advance
I don't have the answers but I really want to know everything you have asked also. I changed transmission fluid in the old days and you had to put on a new gasket after dropping the pan and you had to be very careful when tightening the bolts on the pan as the head could snap off or you could strip the threads. Also I do not think that removes the fluid out of the tork converter. Don't have a clue about the filters. By the way I own an 09 HD Fatboy myself.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:22 AM
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I called the quick lane at the ford dealership and they quoted me $250 to drop the transmission pan, change the filter and use their machine to put new transmission fluid through the whole system (about 22 quarts they said). Is it better to do that or just drop the pan, change the filter and put new transmission fluid myself?

Does the transmission pan have a reusable gasket or do i need a silicone gasket? Also does it just have a sump filter or does it also have a spin on filter for the transmission cooler like my dodge had?

Thanks in advance
yeah, you need that machine that does the fluid swap. without that , the change wouldnt be very complete.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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yeah, you need that machine that does the fluid swap. without that , the change wouldnt be very complete.
So you think its better to have ford do it instead of dropping the pan myself?
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:13 PM
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The best way to do it is to have it flushed with a machine that way it gets all of it out.The only difference is the fluid that is used.We do it here where I work and use BG or Mercon Sp.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:29 PM
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So you think its better to have ford do it instead of dropping the pan myself?
well, actually any shop that has that fluid replacement pump system. I plan on dealer doing mine , Just dropping the pan you can get to the all important filter and some of the fluid, while the pump will move the old fluid out of the torque converter too.
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I listen to the expert..drop the pan, change the filters and refill don't flush. Do this every 30k..per BTS.

Cary
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:27 AM
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thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:29 AM
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I listen to the expert..drop the pan, change the filters and refill don't flush. Do this every 30k..per BTS.

Cary
is there something negative to the service that the dealer does? Who is the expert, Id like to read up on this?
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