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#4719359 - 04/07/18 10:23 AM 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations?
dareo Offline


Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 1443
Loc: utah
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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#4719377 - 04/07/18 10:58 AM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo]
Roadkingnc Offline


Registered: 07/16/11
Posts: 729
Loc: NC USA
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.

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#4719499 - 04/07/18 01:38 PM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo]
dareo Offline


Registered: 10/17/07
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Loc: utah
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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#4719539 - 04/07/18 02:10 PM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5969
Loc: Waco, TX
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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#4720648 - 04/08/18 03:07 PM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo]
dareo Offline


Registered: 10/17/07
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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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#4720782 - 04/08/18 05:39 PM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: Roadkingnc]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 1847
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
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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#4720788 - 04/08/18 05:41 PM Re: 7.3L 4R100 E350 new to me, trans recommendations? [Re: dareo]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
The 4R100 isn't very picky on ATF, A TES-295 spec fluid is fine.
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