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Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #41
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Changing over to Royal Purple is one of the best things I've done to my car..... The gears just slide in and out now. By the way, one other thought that I had the misfortune to experience for myself. If changing the tranny fluid by putting the front end up on jackstands, consider a glass of water when you tip it back and how the fill port on the transmission is towards the back.... I definitely spilled a lot of used tranny fluid that way and don't forget that you won't get a true measure of how much fluid you need to put in as well.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:59 AM   #42
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Changing over to Royal Purple is one of the best things I've done to my car..... The gears just slide in and out now. By the way, one other thought that I had the misfortune to experience for myself. If changing the tranny fluid by putting the front end up on jackstands, consider a glass of water when you tip it back and how the fill port on the transmission is towards the back.... I definitely spilled a lot of used tranny fluid that way and don't forget that you won't get a true measure of how much fluid you need to put in as well.
Ideally, you should have the car on level ground and 4 equal height jackstands for this, but when I made the switch, I backed into my parent's driveway (a steep incline) and just jacked up the front. I was able to drain and fill about 2.9 quarts.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #43
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sorry i have a chrysler DD and i did a tranny fluid and filter change on it.

does the S197 have a tranny fluid filter


if not, i can get RP and have a drain and fill done for under 60 bucks where i work
There is no filter on the manual transmission, which is what this thread is all about. The automatic probably has one.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #44
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Ideally, you should have the car on level ground and 4 equal height jackstands for this, but when I made the switch, I backed into my parent's driveway (a steep incline) and just jacked up the front. I was able to drain and fill about 2.9 quarts.
For anyone else trying this method please do what I'm sure nineinchnail did and use e-brake as well as wheel chocks (not a 2x4 piece, but actual designed wheel chocks as this method could be dangerous.

ps - I do not recommend this method even when doing this. I do, however, recommend using 4 jack stands on level ground. They are cheap at any auto parts store.
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I just changed my tranny fluid for Reline MTL and it's a noticeable improvement. best $30 mod available
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For anyone else trying this method please do what I'm sure nineinchnail did and use e-brake as well as wheel chocks (not a 2x4 piece, but actual designed wheel chocks as this method could be dangerous.

ps - I do not recommend this method even when doing this. I do, however, recommend using 4 jack stands on level ground. They are cheap at any auto parts store.
Lol. I should have mentioned that I did use the E-brake and jackstands in the front. No wheel chocks though. Taking my life in my hands...
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We have rwd cars. Jacking up the front is not dangerous b/c you have the drivetrain and e-brake to hold the car. Jacking up the rear could result in misfortune however because there is no way to lock the front tires.
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http://www.americanmuscle.com/royal-...stomer-reviews

When people are talking about royal purple, this is what everyone is talking about correct?
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^ Yes, that's what I used.
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excelllennnnt. thanks
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Just did mine on my GT, thanks for the pointers.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #52
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How critical is it to be at 1/2" below the filler plug?

What if you just fill it up until it starts overflowing out the filler plug?
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How critical is it to be at 1/2" below the filler plug?

What if you just fill it up until it starts overflowing out the filler plug?
It will most likely puke excess oil out the top breather tube if you over fill it. Not sure if it will cause a problem, but why not slowly fill it until you can feel oil through the fill hole with you finger.
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I was just wondering... I will end up doing that. Dump the full 3 quarts and slowly feel my way to the 0.2 quarts.

I just thought filling it till it spills out was much easier... lol
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I was just wondering... I will end up doing that. Dump the full 3 quarts and slowly feel my way to the 0.2 quarts.

I just thought filling it till it spills out was much easier... lol
Well that's how I filled the rear end. It will just puke it out the breather, probably won't hurt the transmission, but I wouldn't risk hurting the trans.
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What bout the filter where is it and how do you change it i got a 4.0 stock Vsix im stuck lol
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:24 PM   #57
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i used one of these pumps when i did mine it was $13 at home depot, originally bought it to pressureize the oiling system when i built the motor. it worked great and was real easy with no mess,just filled it up with what i needed, pumped it up and pulled the trigger. i also swapped my stock fluid for royal purple, and since doing so i have not had a sceond gear grind.
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Whatever works, good one Paul.
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Why does Ford recommend filling 1/2" below fill plug and TREMEC recommend filling up to the fill plug

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Do you need to change the transmission fluid on an 05+ GT? I haven't gotten under my car in a while but somebody told me that you can't change the transmission fluid. There is no dipstick or anything. Anybody care to verify?
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