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Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:47 pm 
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what short of oil is used for a ef auto and how do you put oil in it as it has no dip stick
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Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:40 pm 
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Unlucky, you must have one of the last EF's. Ford in their infinite wisdom deleted the transmission dipstick in the later model EF.

Anyhoo, there is a filler plug on the side of the gearbox right next to a hot exhaust haha, that is where you fill the transmission AND check the level. Good luck and maythe force be with you.

Any Dexron3 oil will be fine, for example; Shell ATF XTR, Castrol TQ95 and so-on.
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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:24 pm 
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so how am i ment to put it in when it under there
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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:50 pm 
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either with a small piece of tubing running from the engine bay with a funnel or get one of those pump things with the hook that the mechanics use

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:47 pm 
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Use Castrol TQ95. You can purchase a plunge type pump with a 1 ltr bottle (costs around $20). Takes a little longer than syphoning or pouring into a funnel and hose but theres no mess as you are pumping from under the car where you can see.
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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:53 pm 
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Feed a long hose through the engine bay down to the filler hole...making sure engine is not burning hot as to melt the hose.

Jam one end of the hose into the filler hole (assuming the hose is just a tad smaller then the hole) and then put a funnel on the other end. Pour down funnel and watch the Dextron 3 oil go in. Put newspaper/old rag/catch bucket, underneath the filler hole, so to catch any over filling.

I used a hose that was just right for the filler plug, but too small for the funnel, taped the funel end of the hose with heaps of tape to make it wider and fed it through the funnel before I fed it down through the engine bay...works a treat.

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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Thanks for the Tips i'll be using this as well. And how do you check for the level of the Fluid?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:57 pm 
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fordman351 wrote:
Unlucky, you must have one of the last EF's. Ford in their infinite wisdom deleted the transmission dipstick in the later model EF.

Anyhoo, there is a filler plug on the side of the gearbox right next to a hot exhaust haha, that is where you fill the transmission AND check the level. Good luck and maythe force be with you.

Any Dexron3 oil will be fine, for example; Shell ATF XTR, Castrol TQ95 and so-on.


Isn't Dextron3 completely different to the others you mentioned???
I've always been told specifically NOT to use Dextron3 in these boxes, and that's why pretty much all the oil manufacturers have specific ATFs for the 4speed BTR gearbox, ie. Castrol TQ95, Valvoline LE95, etc.
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Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:24 am 
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never ever use anything other than tq95 or its equivalent in a BTR 4 speed.

 

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