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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

Blmpkn

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I’ve never did an analysis done on the 2011.

I have yet to do the transmission on the 2019 and it needs to be done. I wanted to do a change at 30,000 miles but life keeps getting in the way and the girlfriend is running the $h!t out of it. So I need to get it done soon while she is on the mend. So it has about 53,000 miles on it now.

If I think about it, I can get a sample sent into Blackstone. I meant to get a sample of the oil but forgot until it was too late. I’ve been feeling like a one-armed wall paper hanger lately.
Getting some comparative data together would be good I think. It would give those of us with the 10r80 a lot better feeling of what the ideal.. not suggested by ford.. but the actual ideal tranny fluid change interval should be.

Even better would be If you havnt really towed anything substantial. I've got quite a few miles of max capacity operation with my truck, so it would be interesting to see what both fluids were like after the same overall miles.
 


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Getting some comparative data together would be good I think. It would give those of us with the 10r80 a lot better feeling of what the ideal.. not suggested by ford.. but the actual ideal tranny fluid change interval should be.

Even better would be If you havnt really towed anything substantial. I've got quite a few miles of max capacity operation with my truck, so it would be interesting to see what both fluids were like after the same overall miles.
All I’ve towed has been the 4X8 utility trailer. Even with it loaded down, it’s no where near giving the truck a work out. And I’ve not loaded the 2019 anywhere near what I’ve put in the bed of the 2011.

If I remember correctly, Ford quotes some ridiculous number like 100,000 or 150,000 miles before the first change.
 

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I just got the truck from my yncle who just bought it the year before, maybe that long. Who knows when the fluid was previously done
 

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took two bales af straw around back to the chicken kennel, have them inside along the wall that gets the most wind. The outside is tarped up so it should be pretty cozy for the birds this winter.
 

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Well, I didn’t get much done to the Ranger, but I did tinker with it a bit. Tube bender I got for the heater lines seems to work pretty good. Still have a few bends to make
 

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Yesterday I changed the radiator and swapped it back to the manual fan. I figured since the New radiator was leaking and the dezert racing guys I know say thr manual fan is better, now was a good time.Tthis morning at 3:00 I loaded it up on the trailer and went hunting. Put 25 ish miles on it. It did good, no more coolant smell. I got a video on one of the ridges I went up but not many pictures. I keep forgetting that part…
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I just got the truck from my yncle who just bought it the year before, maybe that long. Who knows when the fluid was previously done
When in doubt if the fluid has ever been changed, change it.

The scariest phrase I’ve ever heard a vehicle owner say is “All I’ve ever had to do was change the oil.” Most likely, that’s exactly all they ever did...
 

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took two bales af straw around back to the chicken kennel, have them inside along the wall that gets the most wind. The outside is tarped up so it should be pretty cozy for the birds this winter.
I thought dogs had kennels and chickens had coupes.
 

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I thought dogs had kennels and chickens had coupes.
Naw, dogs hide red lipstick and chickens are generally breaded and fried.
 

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I thought dogs had kennels and chickens had coupes.
coupes have 2 doors, mine has 4 so its more of a chicken sedan.
Seriously though, it gives them more room and used kennels can be got pretty cheap. Im thinking of getting another to make a 3-sided shed so I can free up some garage space.
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Blmpkn

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All I’ve towed has been the 4X8 utility trailer. Even with it loaded down, it’s no where near giving the truck a work out. And I’ve not loaded the 2019 anywhere near what I’ve put in the bed of the 2011.

If I remember correctly, Ford quotes some ridiculous number like 100,000 or 150,000 miles before the first change.
Perfect. As long as both of us remember to get the tests done well have some good info lol.

But yeah, 150k is their reccomended interval. Absolutely insane.

I've heard old school transmission guys say many a time that if you let the atf go for too long (i.e, the pan magnet looks like wooly willy) you might as well not even change it.. because all the crap floating around in the fluid is helping make-up for loose mechanical tolerances. By changing the fluid at that point your taking a risk.

I've heard that backed up by plenty of stories claiming that.. 'yeah, once I changed that 130k mile atf my trans started slipping and I ended up losing such and such a gear' or whatever else.
 

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Perfect. As long as both of us remember to get the tests done well have some good info lol.

But yeah, 150k is their reccomended interval. Absolutely insane.

I've heard old school transmission guys say many a time that if you let the atf go for too long (i.e, the pan magnet looks like wooly willy) you might as well not even change it.. because all the crap floating around in the fluid is helping make-up for loose mechanical tolerances. By changing the fluid at that point your taking a risk.

I've heard that backed up by plenty of stories claiming that.. 'yeah, once I changed that 130k mile atf my trans started slipping and I ended up losing such and such a gear' or whatever else.
I don’t see a problem. Our transportation dept has junked buses (E450 chassis) that still had the original ATF at 250K miles. These same buses also have the original rotors that have seen multiple pad slaps over the years.
 

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I don’t see a problem. Our transportation dept has junked buses (E450 chassis) that still had the original ATF at 250K miles. These same buses also have the original rotors that have seen multiple pad slaps over the years.
I'd be interested in seeing a UOA done on that fluid..
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This is the pan magnet out of my old '07 cvpi that had just over 100k on it, absolutely disgusting 🤢

Of course.. that transmission and the fluid it was filled with are both outdated tech by this point.
 

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Made a bracket and installed my ebay oil catch can then checked for vacuum leaks, seems fine, idles at the same rpm, vacuum is good and afr is the same as before, so I think I'm good. Installed just in time to let it sit until the end of March or so...
 

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