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7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? #4719359
04/07/18 10:23 AM
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Luck has granted me a rare E350 van with the 7.3 power stroke. Ď01 year with 252k. I have a big stash of Fleetrite Allison rated TES 295 that Iím thinking of using with a pan drop and filter. Or should I buy something else? I got the fleetrite for way less than it normally costs. Since this is such a hard to find van I want to take good care. Is the TES 295 "the best" for this? Thanks


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Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo] #4719377
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the filter is just a screen, if the pan gasket isn't leaking, drain the pan and torque converter and refill.
The converter has a drain plug too.

Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo] #4719499
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I finally got underneath this van and to my dismay i do not have a drain plug. Transmission seems to be dated 03, van is 01, so i'm guessing its not the first trans.

Pan is not leaking so i really don't want to take it off. I think i will just vacuum extract fluid from the top and replace once i decide what to put in.


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Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo] #4719539
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You can just disconnect a cooler line and run it at idle until the fluid gets bubbles.

Then reconnect the line, and fill to proper level.

This only takes a few minutes.

Valv MaxLife ATF or MERCON V are probably the best choices.


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Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo] #4720648
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Thanks for the cooler line tip. That worked very well. 5 gallons of maxlife later and its done. Seems a bit smoother.


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Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: Roadkingnc] #4720782
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Originally Posted By: Roadkingnc
the filter is just a screen, if the pan gasket isn't leaking, drain the pan and torque converter and refill.
The converter has a drain plug too.


Incorrect, It should have a Felt Media filter.


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Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo] #4720788
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The 4R100 isn't very picky on ATF, A TES-295 spec fluid is fine.


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2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto

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