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post #11 of 52 Old 03-04-2011, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for the write up. I was wondering if the torque converter has a drain plug? Also, where is the best place to buy tranny fluid?
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Thanks! There is no plug in the TQ.

Call the dealerships arround you and get some prices.

(LV) This was $3.92 but was recently changed to $4.07. I am glad I got the fluid when I did...
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(SP) same here, this was $4.69, now $5.39.
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Diesel Transmission Fluids - [XT-6-QSP] Motorcraft MERCON® SP Automatic Transmission Fluid - Quart - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks


Motorcraft TorqShift fluid XT-6-QSP Mercon SP

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Very nice, looking forward to doing this!
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I have seen a procedure for doing this yourself that involved removing the lines from the external filters and using hose to extend them temporarily. You need 2 buckets, one marked in qt graduations that is at least the capacity of the system. You place the hose from the filter in line into this bucket to collect the used fluid. The hose on the output line that goes back into the transmission is put into the second bucket which you put the new fluid in. Then you start the truck and let the trans suck the new fluid up while it pumps the old stuff out.

Now because of the thermostat on the cooler line you need to do this while the trans is at operating temp. So get all you gear lined up and ready to go, get the truck up to temp. and then work quickly and be careful with the hot lines.

Just because I'm a lazy sob and this is a just one of those jobs I choose not to do mysyself, I'll just take my fluids to the dealer and let them reverse flush it it.
A quick question - I had the dealer do mine but was not smart enough to ask if they use synthetic. Is that what the Ford spec calls for that the dealer would/should have used?

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What are you guys using for trans fluid? What ford recomenneds or other?
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Mercon sp or mercon lv for the trans. A very very small % would say other.

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Another method that Amsoil recommends is; after draining what you can, removing the pan, changing the filters, reinstalling the pan, replacing with new fliuid the amount that came out, then - disconnecting a cooling line into a bucket, with the engine running have someone pour new fluid into the dipstick tube at the same rate that it is draining from the cooler line until the fluid changes color or until the known capacity is reached.

Has anyone done this? I'm going to change my fluid soon. Going with Amsoil synthetic SP equivalent.

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I was about to post thinking you had made a major mistake using LV, but I'm impressed with the spec sheet. I hadn't educated myself on the new LV fluid yet, and SP being a high quality fluid I was a bit skeptical!

The Ford Motorcraft Mercon LV actually has a higher Viscosity Index (VI) than Amsoil ATL. Hard to believe. LV 155, Amsoil 152.
The viscosity at 40C and 100C is almost IDENTICAL as well. GOOD STUFF.

Needless to say I will be using Mercon LV when I change the fluid in my KingRanch's Torqshift. If it is still $4/quart that is a real affordable price, too!
It is AT LEAST a synthetic blend of GROUP III and PAO.
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Interesting, thanks for the info!

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