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  1. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-26-2019 03:16 PM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    Mark, I purchased a 2019 F250 Lariat today. Virginia (Wifie poo) and I thank you for your assistance. Aaron Ruble.
  2. Ford06
    01-22-2019 01:31 PM - permalink
    Ford06
    Hello Mark. I have a 2006 F250 and I am thinking about upgrading to the 2008 filter and pan. my question to you is does this upgrade change the fluid capacity of the transmission or will the fill amount be the same as the current setup. Thanks in advance. Rawleigh (Ford06)
  3. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-20-2019 05:36 PM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    I received it —- thanks thanks thanks. I don’t care what your wife says, I like you.��

    Aaron.
  4. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-19-2019 03:08 AM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    Thanks for the return Mark.

    Address: 749 Tavern Hill Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659

    Aaron F. Ruble.

    Please send pin to me at: [email protected].
  5. SmokeyWren
    11-27-2018 11:59 AM - permalink
    SmokeyWren
    Hi Mark. I finally caught up with my dealer after the holidays. He was rushing to a fire (he's a volunteer fireman) and when he saw me he hollered "your truck should be here the 24th." So I hollered back "Would you rather have an X-plan deal, or our normal deal?" As he was driving away with tires spinning, he replied "X-plan is fine".

    So if you still have an X-plan PIN available, I'll use it soon.


    Thanx.


    Smokey
  6. xcalbr2
    05-31-2018 07:55 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    What scanner would I need to have that done? Ford scanner or something a trans shop might have?

    If I tab brake pedal, it unlocks the TQ... always has since I have had truck.
    What tells trans to unlock?

    Thanks
  7. xcalbr2
    05-30-2018 10:43 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    Mark, if you have a moment for another question...
    My 06 is still having the same issues but has added a new quirk. When cruising down road in 5 locked (per CTS), if need to accelerate or say climb an incline, it does not want to come out of locked in overdrive. It starts to bog and just blow dark black smoke out pipe and not accel. I have to bump brake pedal to get out of OD locked and go to not have it do this mosquito fogging.

    Could this be a symptom of one of the tranny issues that you mentioned?

    Thank you again for your time.
    Dave


    PS: I have tried this under two tunes, and stock programming and turbo etc seems to be fine per the cts. Truck had 8 new injectors installed a month ago.
  8. xcalbr2
    05-17-2018 09:59 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    Thank you Mark. I really appreciate your assistance.
    Dave
  9. xcalbr2
    05-16-2018 02:48 PM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    What would I be best to tell a shop to check?
    Does it have to be torn into to find those issues?
    If it needs rebuilt, what do you suggest they do for a bit more power?
    <studs,stageII turbo, atlas 40 on FICM, street tune>
    Thank you
  10. Mark Kovalsky
    05-16-2018 02:21 PM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    Dave,

    It's either a worn direct clutch, a slow shift solenoid D, or a leak in the direct clutch circuit. Checking line pressure isn't going to find any of these problems. It's also possible that the problem is the intermediate clutch releasing too soon, due to either wear or a leak. Either of these will cause a flare on that shift.

    Mark

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  • About Mark Kovalsky
    Biography
    29 years automotive engineering, 2 years owner/operator general auto repair shop.
    Location
    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

    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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09-13-2018
06:26 AM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky Irate Diesel told me...
09-06-2018
03:13 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...ions for tuners? Mark Kovalsky any pointers for how...
06-06-2018
02:19 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...00s around me? Mark Kovalsky
09:33 AM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
... What do you think Mark Kovalsky
12-29-2017
05:33 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky if you had to pick O...
05:10 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky I have read dozens o...
04:49 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...is acceptable? Mark Kovalsky
02-07-2017
03:45 PM - shaark92 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission temps on big loads on big grades
Mark Kovalsky The limiting fact...

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07-28-2019
12:01 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Absolute in post 13 row to 26 row trans cooler - not impressed
Well, I was going to get the ...
07-21-2019
09:25 PM - itsnunyabzns quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission Woes
This points towards a restricted c...
09:21 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted itsnunyabzns in post Transmission Woes
Flow test with bypass in place fa...
08:37 PM - itsnunyabzns quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission Woes
My SWAG is that your bypass is ope...
05:19 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted itsnunyabzns in post Transmission Woes
So, given the predicament I am in...
09:35 AM - itsnunyabzns quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission Woes
That was a mistake. A lower stall ...
09:10 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted itsnunyabzns in post Transmission Woes
I had the transmission rebuilt at...
07-20-2019
07:02 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted bossbotana in post Is my tranny getting ready to let go?
I found a good used trans out o...
07-18-2019
06:39 AM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Which atf?
You should use a fluid that has a ...
07-17-2019
05:03 AM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post 13 row to 26 row trans cooler - not impressed
It makes a BIG difference! If you...
07-16-2019
08:16 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted bossbotana in post Is my tranny getting ready to let go?
Hey Mark, Just had the trans...
07-13-2019
09:53 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted bossbotana in post Is my tranny getting ready to let go?
Coming home today in residentia...
08:30 AM - Tedd77 quoted Mark Kovalsky in post PCM help
You need to know when the truck wa...
07:57 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted [email protected] in post Change in rpms at speed
Can the transmission have codes stored witho...
07-07-2019
08:37 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted ArcticDriver in post Towing concerns
Until you research a programmer, ...
06-30-2019
01:37 PM - tpendergraft quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Additional transmission cooling options for E-350 7.3L
Adding a second cooler after the r...
07:45 AM - tpendergraft quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Additional transmission cooling options for E-350 7.3L
If you bypass the cooler in the ra...
06-25-2019
08:10 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Barchetta in post trans cooler/fluid
? What would your opinion b...
05:11 AM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
If you read this before I edited i...
06-24-2019
07:07 AM - ArcticDriver quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
Was it this design? Thanks

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