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  1. Mark Kovalsky
    03-12-2014 11:21 AM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    I like Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF. I expect it will take 18 quarts.

    There is no need to fill the converter at all. Put 10 quarts in the trans and then start the engine. Let it run for ONE minute, then shut it off. Add five more quarts and start the engine again. Run the shifter through each position, then back to park. Check the level and use the remaining quarts to get the level right.
  2. CornRickey
    03-12-2014 10:51 AM - permalink
    CornRickey
    That is I want to switch to synthetic. Also with telling the whole system including a signal cooler, what would you guess the capacity to be? Thanks
  3. CornRickey
    03-12-2014 10:49 AM - permalink
    CornRickey
    Good morning, I'm looking for some e40d advice. I pulled my 95 ps to do maintenance and ready to put it back in. I have been running dinno atf and won't to switch to synthetic. I gave drained the tc, pan, all lines and coolers including the radiator. What fluid do you recommend and any specific procedure to filling/priming? Do I need to refill the tc prior to install thanks. JASON
  4. Stretch64
    03-05-2014 05:36 PM - permalink
    Stretch64
    Mark

    I just picked up my 99 F-350 7.3lit from the Trans. shop. the guy told me the warranty is not good till the body shop correctly installs the Trans. cooling system. Right now it is only connected to the Trans. cooler not the Radiator. is that correct? The truck was at the body shop to repair front end damage. The truck was at the Trans. shop because after picking up my truck from the body shop 500 miles later the tranny goes out. Checked the fluid level for the Trans. it was 1 1/2 qts low and smelled burnt. the fliud level was low because the Trans. fill tube was broken at the Trans. mount bracket. The lower part of the dip stick was the only thing holding the top half of the fill tube. Again the question is should the Trans. cooling system be connected to the radiator and the Trans. cooler?

    Thanks, Stretch
  5. firman
    02-23-2014 11:46 AM - permalink
    firman
    mark , my 7h322 oil cooler bypass line Is leaking looks like the line that connects to back of trans popped off o ring how can I get this back on. need to head to Kansas tomorrow
  6. MARCSPSD
    01-06-2014 07:01 AM - permalink
    MARCSPSD
    Hi Mark Kovalsky,

    I am a long time lurker who loves this site. I have made a few posts over the years.

    Here is my question: I have a 2001 PSD Excursion since new. 4x4 with 180k. Transmission gets new Mobil 1 fluid every 25k. I read past posts that seems to be the same problem I am having. Will not shift out of 2nd gear but no slipping and the fluid is not burned and smells fresh.

    You advised that the trans probably has a mechanical failure. I believe I have the mechanical diode trans (my build date is 2/01). Can I have this trans rebuilt or do I need to purchase a new one. I do not tow and live in Fl which is very easy on the trans. What is your opinion as to which direction to go? Can my existing trans be rebuilt without the mechanical diode. If you recommend a new trans from Ford should I get the HD unit or not?

    Thank you very much in advance. I am broken down now, but was able to limp the truck to a safe place in 2nd gear.

    Thanks

    Marcspsd
  7. gameboynws
    12-17-2013 10:23 AM - permalink
    gameboynws
    ok, thanks for the reply. This has been bugging me ever since we bought our 2 6.0's. It doesn't seem to hurt the transmission/TC life because we got 200k on our 03 excursion before it was totaled and my 04 F350 has 199k (65% pulling a 15k trailer) and still going. Fortunately for me I can get custom PCM programming (Innovative & Gearhead) that will keep the TC locked on decel/coasting. Again I thank you for your reply, up till know I had no idea who to ask to get an honest answer.

    Happy Holidays,
    Jason.
  8. Mark Kovalsky
    12-17-2013 08:52 AM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    The 5R110 (both the 6.0L and 6.4L used the 5R110. There is no such thing as a 5R100) unlocks the converter at closed throttle to prevent a condition that was found in the 2003 models. Most calibrations of the E4OD and 4R100 also unlocked at closed throttle, but not all of them.

    If the converter remained locked and you hit a bump hard enough to push your foot deeper into the pedal, the rebound would lift you off the pedal, then you'd bounce back into it. I recorded an occurrence where I was holding my foot steady, but the TP sensor showed I was moving between 10% and 90% pedal. This caused the truck to buck terribly. There were objects flying around the cab!

    Continued in next message...
  9. gameboynws
    12-16-2013 11:16 PM - permalink
    gameboynws
    Can you explain why the 5r100 (6.0 powerstroke) torque shift Trans keeps unlocking the torque converter every time you lift off the gas peddle? I can understand why you might in lower gears but why when you are driving in 5th gear on the highway at a steady 65mph.
    E4OD, 4R100, 5r110 (6.4 diesel), & 6r140 all main TC lockup while coasting, all except the 6.0's 5r100.
  10. 99 sd
    11-25-2013 05:53 PM - permalink
    99 sd
    Gotcha well my spare parts trannys coast clutch doesn't come apart... so I must have broken the drum off the hub somehow... explaining the loss of gears

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  • About Mark Kovalsky
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    29 years automotive engineering, 2 years owner/operator general auto repair shop.
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    SE Florida, USA
    Interests
    Auto racing, antique cars and trucks, flying
    Occupation
    Former Ford Auto Trans Engineer
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    Mark
    Former Automatic Transmission Engineer 1988-2007

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