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#4069910 - 07/06/20 03:00 PM Re: 2005 grand Marquis question [Re: BigMerc96]
Lance01 Offline
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Originally Posted By BigMerc96
Originally Posted By RF_Overlord
Just for reference, the "U-Haul" pan does not have increased fluid capacity...it's identical the the stock pan with the addition of the drain plug.
I was going to say that but I wasn't 100% sure. From what I remember, the reason the u-haul pan exists is because u-haul wanted to be able to easily service their vans. They have enough pull with Ford (and GM) thru their fleet accounts and large numbers of vehicles ordered that Ford complied with that request by simply modifying the standard pan and adding a drain plug. Probably costs Ford very little to do that and if it keeps a large national fleet company happy, it only makes sense for them to do so.


Should have been standard on all transmissions but they saved millions by deleting a drain plug. So many cars and trucks with 4r70w's ended up in the scrap yard due to early transmission falure that could have been prevented by having a drain plug to easily service the transmission fluid.

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#4069942 - 07/06/20 08:57 PM Re: 2005 grand Marquis question [Re: Lance01]
2007CrownVic Offline
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Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 3000
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By Lance01
Originally Posted By BigMerc96
Originally Posted By RF_Overlord
Just for reference, the "U-Haul" pan does not have increased fluid capacity...it's identical the the stock pan with the addition of the drain plug.
I was going to say that but I wasn't 100% sure. From what I remember, the reason the u-haul pan exists is because u-haul wanted to be able to easily service their vans. They have enough pull with Ford (and GM) thru their fleet accounts and large numbers of vehicles ordered that Ford complied with that request by simply modifying the standard pan and adding a drain plug. Probably costs Ford very little to do that and if it keeps a large national fleet company happy, it only makes sense for them to do so.


Should have been standard on all transmissions but they saved millions by deleting a drain plug. So many cars and trucks with 4r70w's ended up in the scrap yard due to early transmission falure that could have been prevented by having a drain plug to easily service the transmission fluid.


The same people who don't bother changing the fluid still wouldn't bother changing the filter so they wouldn't be that far ahead.

It's all made even worse now when most new vehicles don't even come with a transmission dipstick anymore.

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#4070664 - 07/14/20 02:22 AM Re: 2005 grand Marquis question [Re: gDMJoe]
Kulolo Offline
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Registered: 05/21/20
Posts: 15
Loc: Hawaii
Thanks.....

Definitely what I will order
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#4070676 - 07/14/20 11:40 AM Re: 2005 grand Marquis question [Re: 2007CrownVic]
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Registered: 06/03/03
Posts: 7698
Loc: Timbuk3, MI
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2007CrownVic ... It's all made even worse now when most new vehicles don't even come with a transmission dipstick anymore.

Can't speak-for other brands or -all- Fords, but they do have a dipstick, it's just not convenient. Example ...

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    *6R80 transmission

And even then ... The aftermarket makers provide convenient, traditional alternatives.
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#4071210 - 07/19/20 09:10 PM Re: 2005 grand Marquis question [Re: Dragonrider01826]
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Registered: 10/16/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Ma
Well all sense my last post I've done the following to my grandma

1 80maf
2 Moe tune for 87 and 89
3 dual exhaust
4 18 mustang rims

Well now that I have new rims and I replace 90% of the front end and rear the car sits way to high, so looking at coilsprings.com but not sure what a good drop for these cars and if I do drop it do I want to change "Ride/Rate being changed" and if so what should it be.
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