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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:38 pm 
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can a dip stick be added my el tranny?
can i do it my self?
if any one can help please.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:42 pm 
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yes it can be added - stupid ford for removing them! :roll: - pretty sure most transmission shops can do them for pretty cheap - maybe source one from a wrecked EF I / early EF II? they'd bolt pretty much straight on...

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:56 pm 
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was there a reason they removed it from the el's?

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:58 pm 
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was there a reason they removed it from the el's?


it was only in the first on the EF II's as well :? cost cutting maybe? or just fraud being lazy...

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:00 pm 
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hmm sweeet - i have one!

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:03 pm 
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ok. thanks
u got any special tips or tricks i should know. it'll make servicing my tranny alot easier.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:04 pm 
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Happy wrote:
was there a reason they removed it from the el's?


Rumour has it the average Falcon owner was prone to filling the fragile BTR with engine oil.

Pffft - stupid EL drivers.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:12 pm 
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was there a reason they removed it from the el's?


Rumour has it the average Falcon owner was prone to filling the fragile BTR with engine oil.

Pffft - stupid EL drivers.


But it must of been the stupid EF drivers that ruined it for the EL drivers who never had a chance to fill it with engine oil :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:14 pm 
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was there a reason they removed it from the el's?

As 4.9 EF Futura said it was removed to prevent people putting the wrong fluid in the trans and Ford deemed (doomed?) the transmissions to not require servicing at all.

 

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These transmissions SHOULD be serviced every 20000 kms (Particularly if driven hard) and they have a chance of getting good life my old mans limo has 925.000 kms and only 1 gearbox change (because he put a hole in the pan going over a sharp driveway) :twisted: :P :P

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:24 pm 
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We all know they need it, but Ford doesn't think so....

 

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But it must of been the stupid EF drivers that ruined it for the EL drivers who never had a chance to fill it with engine oil :lol:


Ahhh, touche! Lol

Also I would imagine there was a lot of people filling the poor things up with Dexron III... which is nasty business if you've ever seen the resulting pics.

Lol @ ford suggesting the BTR doesnt need servicing. Although i guess its good money for them having the dealerships replacing boxes no longer covered by warranty. Service and full flush is an annual celebration for me.

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:40 pm 
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These transmissions SHOULD be serviced every 20000 kms (Particularly if driven hard) and they have a chance of getting good life my old mans limo has 925.000 kms and only 1 gearbox change (because he put a hole in the pan going over a sharp driveway) :twisted: :P :P
just curious bob how old is your old man?

 

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Same age as you :roll: :twisted: :twisted:

 

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Happy wrote:
was there a reason they removed it from the el's?


it was only in the first on the EF II's as well :? cost cutting maybe? or just fraud being lazy...


I heard it was cost cutting also, same with the lefthand door lock.

I was "lucky" enough that the transmission place I use dropped my transmission on the floor when a weld on their jack broke, cracking the casing. Instead of welding the casing, they replaced it. I asked for a EF casing just so I could have a dipstick.
In the end the transmission was fully rebuilt with new torque convertor, and they claimed it on their insurance.

 

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