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jolooote

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Just finished dropping the Tranny pan on my 2006 Ford, F53, 5R110 Trans. Thought I'd share some things learned. Drained pan, If only draining pan fluid it'll take about 8 quarts to refill. If dropping/replacing pan pickup tube & External filter, it'll take about 9 1/2 quarts. Reinstalled pan plug. Easily Removed all bolts. It take a bit of josling, but I got it at the right angle to get pan past exhaust pipes. Be careful...about 1/2 quart stays in the pan & may spill! The pan gasket stayed with the pan nicely & can be reused. Removed the black plastic pan Pickup tube/screen. It just pulls down & out. Make sure the rubber gasket comes out with it. More fluid will drain out when U remove the pickup. Don't be under it. lol. May as well replace pickup tube now.
The # for the OEM pickup/screen is FT-144 also listed
as 3C3Z-7A098-AA.
Clean the pan. There is a round magnet on inside of drain plug. Pull it out & clean it!
Next removed the external filter cup. Had to use my electric
(Tire lugnut) Hammer wrench to get it started. The filter looks like a small roll of toilet paper. Replace it. OEM Part #FT-145 or also
3C3Z-7B155-BA. Remove the bottom piece w/spring. This also has a magnet to be cleaned. Install onto new filter. Refill with only Motorcraft Mercon SP fluid. Recheck level after several engine starts as the new External filter will take awhile to absorb fluid completely. Get both black pickup/screen & external filter on E-Bay OEM sites & save LOTS of money!

* This post was edited 02/02/12 06:57pm by jolooote *


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Posted: 01/19/12 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everything I read says to use LV. The Ford OEM filter is a piece of junk, is prone to easy clogging, and when it does, will reduce the cooling.

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Posted: 02/03/12 05:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Ford dealer never heard of "LV". ???

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Get a new Ford dealer. I posted tons of info on this already, in a topic you were posting in. If you choose to ignore it, so be it. It's your rig, do what you want.

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This and this are just a couple that discuss the LV. I am surprised that your dealer didn't know about LV. That's all I use. Did you replace the external filter?

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Posted: 02/04/12 05:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is LV? I have the same transmission being discussed on this thread.

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Posted: 02/11/12 07:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does Mercon LV stand for Mercon 55?

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From the links posted above.
Licensing for Mercon LV -- the LV stands for "low viscosity," not 55 -- begins July 1, and the fluid will be used as factory fill for 2008 models such as the Ford Focus when they roll off the assembly line this year. Ford wants it ready for the service-fill market at the same time.

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Thanks. SP was a bear to find. I have not needed any in over a year, so I had not run into this update.

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My rig doesn't have the external filter cartridge. I believe sometime during the 2007 model year Ford deleted it. I plan on dropping my pan this summer and replacing it with a Mag-Hytec pan.


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