This is the 1st time I've done an analysis on transmission fluid. It came from my '01 Escape with the C4DE transmission after 40,200 total vehicle miles. The Motorcraft brand Mercon fluid had 15,000 miles of use when I pulled this sample. I completely flushed the factory fluid at 25K.
code:Blackstone said, "Only lead read high. We don't know of any parts in this transmission that are made of lead, so we are guessing this lead is leftover marking compound from the factory. If so, it will drop in the next sample, which we recommend running 15K. No contaminants were present, and insolubles were low at 0%. You mentioned small silver metal in the oil when you changed it, so you may want to investigate if this transmission has any lead parts. Otherwise we wouldn't worry about the metals you saw unless the unit is running poorly." Here is my other post regarding the metal slivers: slivers in atf normal? I'm not sure what to make of this report. Any observations are appreciated. BTW, my son uses this vehicle at college. I thought the gears engaged rough when I moved out of park, but he reports that this is common. And the silver colored "slivers" were not magnetic. I'm gussing they were aluminum. Thanks.Alum 7 Chrom 0 Iron 75 Copper 44 Lead 96 Tin 4 Moly 0 Nickel 9 Mang 3 Silver 0 Titan 0 Potas 4 Boron 67 Silicon 7 Sodium 1 Calcium 148 Magnes 0 Phosph 159 Zinc 8 Barium 1 Sus Visc 43.0 Flash 385 Water 0.0 Insol 0.0