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    Ford 2.7L ecoboost

    I have ~54,000 miles on my 2016 F150 regular cab, regular bed, FX4 with 3.55:1 rear eLocker. Amazing engine thus far. I installed a UPR dual catch can with less than 500 miles on the clock and I hope this will help prevent/slow issues with DI carbon build up as this engine doesn't have the dual...
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    Rust paint that works? Canada

    I've had pretty good luck with SEM Rust-Shield on underbody panels, suspension components and frames for my vehicles. It can be applied directly to the metal and doesn't have to be spotlessly prepped first. I live on the coast of Maine with salt air and heavily salted winter roads, so battling...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wtd</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Minorgroove</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I wish my pan had a drain plug to make removing the fluid from...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hatt</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One magnet in my 2013.</div></div> Maybe the use of two magnets is a running change in the newer 6R80 F150 models. Does anyone know if the same thing is being done on the new...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tomcat27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The magnets are different sizes, maybe it's intentional. The first pan drop i did on a Pinto i found that goofy plug. It was a little puzzling.....</div></div> I believe the...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wtd</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In less than 2,000 miles, I will be changing fluid in my 2014 Mustang GT with that transmission. I expect to see only one magnet. Any tips on getting a proper fluid level since this...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bob69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This may have been covered elsewhere; but does anyone in this thead have a solid opinion on adding a strong magnet to the outside of the pan? My thinking is to put a strong magnet...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: loneryder</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It looks like the magnets are supposed to go in those 2 squares in the pan??</div></div> No, those bumps in the squares at the front of the pan make contact with the bottom of...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had 2 magnets in my 2015 2.7 F150</div></div> So, if it happened to your 2.7L as well, either they are quite sloppy on the line or somebody is doing this on purpose. Maybe it's not...
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    Yeah, I remember working on a friends 2004 F150 and found that plastic plug in the trans pan, they had clearly been doing that for decades. I had seen a few descriptions online so it wasn't a surprise. I can imagine how that would freak someone out though!
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    2016 F150 6R80 30K Miles - Found 2 Magnets in Trans Pan

    Just did a drain and fill at 30K miles on my 2.7L Ecoboost 4x4 with the 6R80 transmission and STOP/START feature. I reused the filter as I wanted to get a look at it since it is different than the typical 6R80 and has 2 outlets on the top side of the filter. I will try to buy a new filter for my...
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    Starting from scratch: 1965 Mustang, what coolant?

    I want to thank everyone for the fast and nearly unanimous opinions! Thank you so much for your insights. Best, Greg
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    Starting from scratch: 1965 Mustang, what coolant?

    I am rebuilding my old Mustang with a new engine (Ford 5.0/302 cast iron roller cam block with aluminum AFR cylinder heads) and a new aluminum radiator and a new heater core and hoses. Given all of the technological changes to coolant chemistry through the years and this decidedly non-stock...
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    post your latest differential fluid change

    2016 F150 XLT 4x4 2.7L Ecoboost @ 26K Front diff: Out milky-looking factory fill; In ST 75W-90 ~1.5 qt Rear diff: Out factory fill; In Motorcraft 75W-85 ~2.5 qt Transfer case: Out factory fill; In Motorcraft XL-12 TC fluid ~1.5 qt
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    Amalie Imperial Turbo Formula

    I thought I heard that Amalie was going to be the manufacturer of the oils for CarQuest now that they were moving away from Ashland. Does anyone know if that is true or not?
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