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Old 08-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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as you all know there is no tranny stick in the raptor...there is one located underneath right above the pan on the pass. side...has anyone unsrewed that bolt and added or taken tranny fluid out to do a quick change? could you explain? did the bolt just unscrew? is there really alittle dipstick in that bolt?




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as you all know there is no tranny stick in the raptor...there is one located underneath right above the pan on the pass. side...has anyone unsrewed that bolt and added or taken tranny fluid out to do a quick change? could you explain? did the bolt just unscrew? is there really alittle dipstick in that bolt?
The transmission [6R80] also has a filter. It would behoove anyone doing a drain and fill or trans cooler dump and refill to also replace the trans filter.
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where would that be? in the pan as usual?any thing on the rest of my question?
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Here's the dip stick set-up.
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That's good info with that pic. Thanks!
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thankyou so much!!! thats where i was told buy ford svt but just wanted to be sure..where did you get that sketch? and thanks again gas man
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Does the 6R80 require any tricks when doing a drain and fill?

Does it require a tool be plugged in to the OBD2 port to monitor trans temp when draining and refilling?

Can the trans fluid be changed out a couple quarts at a time (drain 4 quarts, replace with 4 fresh quarts)

Any additional info on this process would be appreciated.
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Here's the dip stick set-up.
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Now there is an interesting way of checking the trans fluids. So how often do we have to crawl under our trucks to check it?


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A lot of manufactures are doing away with dip sticks. The majority of owners never check their fluids anyway.
The conventional dip stick was an entry point for dirt etc to contaminate the fluid.

You can use an infra-red temp gun to read the trans pan for the proper operating temp. Usually anything around 110F is good enough (ambient temp here in TX).

The pan can be dropped to drain the fluid, then refill with 4 qts.
Check the fluid level while hot, adjust as necessary.
Drive around the block and repeat two times.


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i'm just going to ciphon fluid out 4 qts where that dipstick is and do that 3 - 4 times in a months time should get all of it changed with my new fluid...i will be using redline D6 which is their low vis. tranny fluid and will put in 12 oz. lubegard red after finished changes..
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