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Transmission Flush Advice

Looking at doing a transmission flush on my automatic f250. I want to run Royal Purple in it but don't know if the factory ford stuff is just as good.

Also should I get it done at a 10 min oil change place or bring it right to the dealer?
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I think your only supposed to run ford sp or lv fluid. I think my dealer gave me sp when I did mine. I definitely wouldn't go to one of those 10 min oil change places. Take it to ford or do it your self. All you need is 10 quarts and the filter or filters depending which filter set up your truck came with. When you drop the pan the gasket is reusable and just make sure ya clean the little shavings off the magnet in the pan.

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I've done them correctly at those "10 min" places. However, I don't want to do a 5R110 again. They are thermostatically controlled to warm up fluid.


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I just warmed mine up. Drained it. Replaced filter. Cleaned out the pan and slapped it back together. Not too bad to do

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If I was just doing the pan I would but I want to flush it. They tap into the transmission lines and pump/suck the fluid out while putting new stuff in. Only a small portion of transmission fluid is in the pan.
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Skip the royal purple and take it to a reliable shop with a heated flush machine.

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Looking at doing a transmission flush on my automatic f250. I want to run Royal Purple in it but don't know if the factory ford stuff is just as good.

Also should I get it done at a 10 min oil change place or bring it right to the dealer?
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I think your only supposed to run ford sp or lv fluid. I think my dealer gave me sp when I did mine. I definitely wouldn't go to one of those 10 min oil change places. Take it to ford or do it your self. All you need is 10 quarts and the filter or filters depending which filter set up your truck came with. When you drop the pan the gasket is reusable and just make sure ya clean the little shavings off the magnet in the pan.
What the OP is wanting to do is not the same thing you are reffering to.

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If I was just doing the pan I would but I want to flush it. They tap into the transmission lines and pump/suck the fluid out while putting new stuff in. Only a small portion of transmission fluid is in the pan.
Take it to the dealer or take it to an independent shop that has a trans flush machine that can heat the fluid. The trans needs to be up to temperature since they are thermostatically controlled.

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Skip the royal purple and take it to a reliable shop with a heated flush machine.
X2 on skipping the royal purple but don't do a flush. Brian at BTS says to never do so. Just do the filter and replace what was drained from the pan.

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Why the hate on RP? I would much rather have a top of the line fluid in the tranny.
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Get Schaeffer's then, not RP. RP is a big marketing scheme.
BTS uses Schaeffer's.


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