Trans fluid - what everyone is using

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DanfromSterling
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Trans fluid - what everyone is using

Post by DanfromSterling » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:48 am

Hi everyone... I am getting error code on trans no noises. Drained trans fluid and completely black and thick. Plan to change all the filters as well. Previous drain/fill at 100k. Now 196k miles. 6 quarts came out. Next need to change out filters.

Posting this on trans fluid. I stick to motorcraft
xt7qcft (oem fluid) was $9 last time changed a quart from the dealer. Now I called around and most are at $19 something a quart. 1 dealer said $28 quart!

I looked around and cheapest I found was $13 quart from rockauto.com..... Use 5% discount code and covers shipping cost + no tax in michigan. Does not come up under vehicle have to search trans fluid then find under car fluid.

Wondering if anyone has used other fluid with no issues? Valvoline has cvt fluid for $9 quart and at local auto parts. If you can provide miles obtained if using another fluid for your fluid change/fluid used and confim no issues.


dmckmc
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Re: Trans fluid - what everyone is using

Post by dmckmc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:13 am

Valvoline CVT fluid-Walmart. The Ford CVT-30 transmission is listed on the back. Did a complete fluid exchange by removing the cooler hoses-11 qts. Nearly 50,000 miles no issues. Hit 271,000 miles this week.

MrBugatti
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Re: Trans fluid - what everyone is using

Post by MrBugatti » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:46 pm

I have a 06 five hundred with 205,000 MI changed the fluid at 195,000 with motorcraft cvt fluid and changed the pan filter (left the high presure filter alone) no problems!

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