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 Post subject: AU XR6 Auto-Trans Servicing Interval - opinions?
Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Just sold my EF Fairmont and acquired a nice tidy AU XR6.

Done 245,000km but in very nice condition - looks like it's been well loved and serviced (but hasn't come with any service history - got it from a dealer's clearance centre).

The owners manual says regular servicing of the trans is not required. This sounds absurd to me.

What's the opinion here on servicing the transmission on this model?

Any input much appreciated.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR6 Auto-Trans Servicing Interval - opinions?
Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:18 pm 
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in fords wisdom they decided the auto in el onwards dont require servicing.
as far as ford is concerned as long as it out lasts the waranty is all that matters and once the box fails it should be replaced.
its a curious questionable subject..would a unserviced trans last 300'000km?

as a rule of thumb most trans shops reccomend a service every 20'000km or 12 months..
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR6 Auto-Trans Servicing Interval - opinions?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:05 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
as a rule of thumb most trans shops reccomend a service every 20'000km or 12 months..


Thanks - pretty much confirms exactly what I was thinking.

I did a trans service myself (filter and fluid) on my 4.0 EF - is it pretty much the same procedure on the AU? (Don't have a Haynes manual organised yet so not sure).

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU XR6 Auto-Trans Servicing Interval - opinions?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:05 am 
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pretty much the same procedure( same gearbox), except au dont have a dip stick.
so there is a fill bolt on the side of the box instead..
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 Post subject: Re: AU XR6 Auto-Trans Servicing Interval - opinions?
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:32 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
pretty much the same procedure( same gearbox), except au dont have a dip stick.
so there is a fill bolt on the side of the box instead..


So open the pan, allow to drain, re-torque the pan closed, and re-fill until trans fluid reaches the fill-bolt hole?

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