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Old 03-26-2010, 03:30 PM
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Ok i just change the fluid in the pan and the external filter. I Put mobil1 ATF in it after i put the fluid in i noticed that it is not Mecron SP. How bad did i mess up?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:50 PM
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anybody please
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so if i keep this fluid in will it hurt my tranny
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wait. what? You put mobile1 in after you put fluid in? lol im lost.
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I went to throw the bottles away when i notice that i was not Mercron SP but was Mercron LV

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:23 PM
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:41 PM
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Dude that sucks. Consider it a learning lesson. From the few minutes that I've read, I would have your fluid flushed.

Here is what I have found:
mercon sp vs. mercon v - Bing

At least you noticed. There's your silver lining.

Good luck.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:01 PM
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Thanks i really couldnt find to much when i did the search. The other problem is i spent a 100 bucks on the mobil1 ATF and now i have to see if i can flush it myself or pay the dealership 250 bucks.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:27 AM
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I bet that you are frustrated, but a hundred bucks down the ****ter is nothing compared to repairing a transmission. Like I said before, you are lucky you noticed your mistake.

The only issue with flushing a transmission is you need to have some pressurized method of forcing the fluid throughout the torque converter. Just pouring oil through the fill tube will not flush the old fluid out but rather just mix the fluid and therefore you will never know if/when you have evacutated the old fluid.

Also, flushing the transmission will use A LOT more fluid than just the recommended fill capacity. $250.00 is not a bad price.

You could always drop the tranny and manually drain the converter.

Like I said, $250 is a lot of money, but not a bad price.

Good luck.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:31 AM
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So i go to get it flushed today and the 7 dealership here have no openings to do it. Now i am going to pull my fifthwheel with it. So i hope i have some luck on my side


That was one of the most stupid things that i have done.
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