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Old 10-07-2008, 07:41 PM   #41
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they might be referring to an automatic transmission.

The MTX fluid change is very easy. 15 mins or so. Make sure you measure 2.1 quarts and you don't really have to worry about overfilling/underfilling.
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I just did mine about a week ago. I had access to a lift, so it was pretty easy. When I pulled the fill plug at first, some fluid started to drain out... so I'm guessing it was a little over full from the factory. So when I filled it, I filled it until it started to drain, and plugged it up. Surprisingly, after 75k miles, the fluid didn't look that bad. It is honey color normally, and it was like dark honey color. I was expecting black lol. But it wasn't that expensive, cost me less than 20 bucks. You shoudln't need to flush your fluid... most of the flushing is just people ripping you off. I do notice better shifting, however.
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u shouldnt need to flush the tranny unless its an auto. even then, the tranny fluid is rated for either 75k or 100k, cant remember which.
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> the tranny fluid is rated for either 75k or 100k,

It varies by year. The 2005 model specifies a fluid change every 30,000 miles.

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If you do not follow the schedule, Ford does not have to honor the 100K powertrain warranty.
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thats not true at all. the 2005 mtx75 does not take intervals like that. i just looked at my maintenance manual and the mtx shouldnt be changed til 100k. maybe thatsf au.i uno.bt thmtx7 is 100k. i also have had this confirmed with mike at hilbish and my own dealership, just had to confirm it.
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and that maintenance thing about the 100k isnt true. a lot of the stuff they list on those intervals cant even be done on my car, like a cabin filter or the pcv valve
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Just picked up some bottles at the dealership. Damn, $35cdn per bottle. Doesn't make sense even with the crappy exchange. I need to find a dealership right across the border in WA state.
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i think i paid 19 each...
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and that maintenance thing about the 100k isnt true. a lot of the stuff they list on those intervals cant even be done on my car, like a cabin filter or the pcv valve
You can too change your pcv valve....you just gotta take the intake manifold off first! It's not that hard.
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yes i know that, but its not just a simple thing, like ud do at a tuneup or something. and no, it isnt easy. its a PITA. what i was referring to is the reg. maintenance stuff at say, 30k, and on this car , the pcv is not something that falls into that category. for example, when i brought up doing that 30k thing, the dealer said it would be 30 bucks for the pcv. ntil i brought the car in. suddenly it was 250 bucks.
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