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mike56

Transmission fluid change

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Nice Report Don, I used the vent to fill mine with a long funnel and the fluid went in fast.  I have changed mine twice at approximately 25000 mile intervals.  This vehicle works the fluid hard so for the price of the fluid I might shorten the interval.

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Advance Auto Parts has the Castrol Transmax Full Synthetic ATF on sale again for $4.99 per quart, with free shipping on orders of $25 or more.  That's cheaper than the conventional Mercon LV!  I just ordered me 8 extra quarts and am going to drain and add 4 new at each 10,000 mile oil change

 

Do a Google Search for Castrol Transmax 06519 and you should find the link to the sale

 

Don

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Thanks Don I will check it out.

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Thanks for the tip and write-up on the gen 2 atf change procedure, GBL and Beta Don!  I just ordered from Advance Auto Parts several quarts of the Castrol "Transmax Synthetic Multi-Vehicle" Merton LV-compatible product for my newly-acquired 2014 XLT 2.5 Wagon.

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With regard to Beta Don's comment on the appearance of the Mercon LV fluid: "My old fluid didn't look all that great after only 25,000 miles  -  More brown than red.  It didn't small that bad, but it wasn't nearly as pretty as the new stuff.  I was a little surprised . . . . I thought with so few miles, the old stuff would still look pretty much new.  I'll go 50K with the synthetic and change it again."  This Ford mechanic says that is normal for this fluid, for what it's worth...

 

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He is a good tech I have watched his videos before.   I will still change the fluid at regular intervals to keep track of the fluid for metal debris.  The fluid change does not take me very long and I have a good way of getting rid of the used fluid. 

I do not want to have to watch the how to  change a Transmission Video that I am sure he has made!!

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Good to know that my brown 25,000 mile fluid isn't that big a deal, I guess

 

What blows my mind is that Ford considers this a 'maintenance-free, 100,000 mile transmission' and yet they didn't opt to go with synthetic ATF  -  Doesn't make too much sense, does it?

 

Don

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6 hours ago, Beta Don said:

What blows my mind is that Ford considers this a 'maintenance-free, 100,000 mile transmission' and yet they didn't opt to go with synthetic ATF  -  Doesn't make too much sense, does it?

 

Mercon LV is supposedly fully synthetic.

 

https://www.cartechbooks.com/techtips/autotransfluid

 

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