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Old 02-27-2018, 03:13 PM   #11
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Interesting idea. I've made some creative use of various materials in the past to redirect draining fluids. Have to love the engineers who place a structural member directly underneath a drain plug. This item would need to be cleaned up after use rather than just thrown away, but that's probably a good thing.

Thanks for brining this to my attention.


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you can pick up a Shee Wee for less than half the cost of the form a funnel

http://a.co/gEWammY
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:23 PM   #13
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you can pick up a Shee Wee for less than half the cost if the form a funnel

http://a.co/gEWammY
I'll pay more for the other one, thank you very much.


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Old 02-28-2018, 06:05 AM   #14
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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you can pick up a Shee Wee for less than half the cost of the form a funnel

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I think I'll stay with the form a funnel too.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:13 AM   #15
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Thanks JWA. About 18 months ago I had the partial flush performed. Perhaps it never got propery filled then, because I see no leaks.
That's entirely possible---as I detailed even DIY I was about a quart low---thankfully the OD light started flashing telling me to check things out.
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At least our vans still have a dipstick - a way to check and fill the tranny if needed. My 2016 F150 has no dipstick. The manual states the tranny is sealed and doesn't need servicing. Wonder what Ford thinks the "lifetime" of these units is? My last van I drove for 32+ years!

Guess I'm supposed to just drive it till it quits!
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At least our vans still have a dipstick - a way to check and fill the tranny if needed. My 2016 F150 has no dipstick. The manual states the tranny is sealed and doesn't need servicing. Wonder what Ford thinks the "lifetime" of these units is?
They actually define that in the manual as 150,000 miles. I don't know what the 2016s use, but for the most part, Ford uses either shop dipsticks for tranny service, or a hollow drain plug which is also used for filling.

I've gone to 100,000 intervals on my 4R100. Actually I'm over that now, and it looks and shifts fine, so I'll probably stretch that to 125,000 this time. I just use NAPA Mercon-V, nothing fancy.
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. I just use NAPA Mercon-V, nothing fancy.
Last time I needed ATF calling around NAPA, et al I finally called the dealer, thinking sticker shock would be crazy high. Great surprise was Motorcraft brand was just at $4.75/qt, a good $3-4 less than anywhere else. I did buy 18 quarts though, not sure that alone was the reason for the reasonable price.
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That 5-speed auto in my 2007 calls for Mercon SP. Around here the only place to get it was the Ford dealership. $95.78 for 12 quarts, or about $7.98 per quart. What really shocked me was the price they wanted for that tiny little filter - about the size of a roll of quarters - that goes in the canister at the side of the tranny. Ford wanted $44 for that thing; Napa had the Wix version for $27. (Prices from September of 2013)
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Last time I needed ATF calling around NAPA, et al I finally called the dealer, thinking sticker shock would be crazy high. Great surprise was Motorcraft brand was just at $4.75/qt, a good $3-4 less than anywhere else. I did buy 18 quarts though, not sure that alone was the reason for the reasonable price.
I had the same experience when flushing my transmission. In addition, I had the van in once for new plugs and had the oil changed at the same time, for less than any of the quick lube places.
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