Recent Topics
Vibration And Pull To Right
by BlueOvalFitter
10/23/17 10:14 PM
RLI in Direct Injection Applications
by FlyPenFly
10/23/17 09:16 PM
budget car battery recommendation?
by Carbon12
10/23/17 09:13 PM
Halloween Funny
by StevieC
10/23/17 08:46 PM
Garage Door opener lighting?
by SuperDave456
10/23/17 08:31 PM
Ford Ranger Oil and Filter Recommendations
by CamBurt33
10/23/17 08:24 PM
17' Nissan Sentra Turbo-Has anyone here drove one?
by skyactiv
10/23/17 08:20 PM
Marine diesel 4,000 hour service interval
by DeepFriar
10/23/17 07:40 PM
Wagner OEX Brake Pad?
by demarpaint
10/23/17 06:32 PM
If you think...
by MolaKule
10/23/17 06:09 PM
Recommended vs Required oil for a 2012 Honda Pilot
by Keats
10/23/17 05:58 PM
E85 concentration level and pump signage
by 04SE
10/23/17 05:57 PM
Valv SynPower 5W/30, 3500mi, 106k mi, 06 Sentra
by silversapphire
10/23/17 05:53 PM
HVAC help
by Brybo86
10/23/17 05:42 PM
Who makes the Rural King “Harvest King” brand oil
by tech230
10/23/17 05:31 PM
Elf evolution nf900 - aircooled suitability
by Cornershop
10/23/17 05:15 PM
Cash for Clunkers - How they destroyed the engines
by StevieC
10/23/17 04:56 PM
Squirrel takes out Chippy
by chiefsfan1
10/23/17 04:13 PM
Update to newer ver. of Android
by SHOZ
10/23/17 04:06 PM
Mobil 1 0W-40, 5729mi, 96 Acura 3.5RL, 174,643mi
by DuckRyder
10/23/17 03:44 PM
Newest Members
Lee19890328, re5513, MAALI348, hellokitty, B3YOND
63191 Registered Users
Who's Online
65 registered (4WD, AVB, 69GTX, andyd, 07titan, acmesupply, 5 invisible), 1708 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63191 Members
66 Forums
272677 Topics
4527593 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2350346 - 08/18/11 02:56 PM Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford
Landrew Offline


Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 89
Loc: Alberta
Inherited the car from my parents. 1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 160,000km's.

Checked fluids as soon as home. Oil was black/dirty and the tranny fluid was thin and brown/black and it looked like it was overfilled. Both unknown mileage as it has sat for nearly a year or more with the occasional rare 5k trip to the corner store.

Changed oil (blend of PYB & Canadian Tire Syn.),oil filter, plugs, air filter and doing front pads later this week. Painted the dorr trim where it had peeled and cracked off (only on one side) I even threw my Turbo Miata wheels/tires on it as the Miata blew the engine a few weeks ago and I've been having to much fun this summer to start the tear down.

Drove it about 100km so far.

Soo.......The tranny starts in 1st and then goes to 3rd and that's it. Occasionally it will find 2nd but typically not. Dropped pan, put in new filter, also pumped out/ drained Tq Conv. at the lower cooler line. Went for a 4km test drive - The 2nd gear is a tiny bit better now but not really present. Once it's in 3rd it wont kickdown to 2nd under load or at cruise it won't go into 4th. Cruising at 97km/hr runs the engine at 3800rpm - not ideal !!

Drove to work next day which is about 23km. Same shifting pattern - darn.

Headed out at lunch today and bam, I picked 2nd gear consistently, then after getting out and up to cruise speed we hit 4th/OD. Yeeehah!
Must have just needed some more km's to work it's way into the valve bodys and orifice's etc.

Moral of the story, change your tranny oil. I doubt it was changed in 160,000K !!

I was prepared to swap the VSS or change some valves as we want to keep the car for a winter commuter/first kids car. Was even toying with a rebuilt or junkyard tranny swap. Hard to believe that a fluid change would do this.
If my parents would have kept it eventually it would have been scrapped or given away and assumed to have a dead tranny.

The tranny takes about 6 litres and I used MaxLife and half a bottle of Lucas Stop Slip Slap Chop.

Filter, oil and additive was just under $60. Priceless compared to the pain of a tranny swap.


Edited by Landrew (08/18/11 02:56 PM)
_________________________
A fleet of 23 on/off road car, bike, 2/4 wheels.
Piston count:67 @ 55 - 175hp/litre
Rotella/PP/PYB/Redline/Amsoil/C-Tire

Top
#2350355 - 08/18/11 03:06 PM Re: Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford [Re: Landrew]
229 Offline


Registered: 06/23/11
Posts: 726
Loc: Mid Atlantic
The new ATF apparently cleaned some varnish to restore performance. The overfull measurement may have been from the oil thinning and swelling. Cheers.
_________________________
Eneos Dealer

Top
#2350369 - 08/18/11 03:24 PM Re: Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford [Re: Landrew]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 10008
Loc: Upstate NY
Glad to hear it!
_________________________
2013 Toyota RAV4 XLE
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Top
#2350408 - 08/18/11 04:12 PM Re: Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford [Re: Landrew]
Jakegday Offline


Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 1001
Loc: fremont nebraska
doing another tranny fluid change in the near future might be a good idea
_________________________
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
1981 Ford Fairmont
1978 Ford Ranchero GT

Top
#2350430 - 08/18/11 04:45 PM Re: Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford [Re: Landrew]
brandini Offline


Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1154
Loc: Richmond, VA
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/flsh.aspx

Do that & report back. A friend just did his oil and he doesn't have ticking lifters anymore on a 1990 Miata.
_________________________
07 Mazda3s Hatch - ZoomZoom - Using EAO-ALM-BF3-MTG-ANT-ATF

Top
#2350913 - 08/19/11 02:10 AM Re: Oil change transforms transmission (F-4EAT) Ford [Re: Landrew]
berniedd Offline


Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 560
Loc: A Warm place to live in
Definitely change the tranny oil again after a month or two.

Top