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2008 F150 5.4 - Transmission Pan Drain

Old 01-26-2017, 03:00 PM
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Hi All!

I've been trying to find this info. My truck is getting up there 120miles now.
The trans has a slight shutter, so I thought I would be proactive and change the filter again but do a few drain and fill every 30k to keep it happy.

Rather than wearing ATF - I thought I would replace the pan with one of those pans with a drain plug. I think the E250 ? or E350 cube vans came with it?

I need to know What year Year/Engine/ MOtor Combo van's came with that drain plug in the trans pan? SO I can buy it from NApa

(i am up in Toronto, canada)
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:12 PM
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Can't remember the details you asked for, but this is the one I put on my 05 5.4 4x2.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:25 PM
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^^ me too
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:19 AM
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I bought a 5 buck drain plug (Dorman). Been close to 5 years since install, no leaks, works great.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:55 AM
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I also have the Dorman pan on my truck. Works great.
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You can do one of two things.

You can install the Dorman pan linked above with a new OEM gasket (I know it's a lifetime gasket, but at 120k miles compression wear does happen and the one supplied with most filters is paper thin).

Or you can take off your current pan, drill a hole in it and put in a drain plug like this:

Personally I went the first route. The dorman pan flexes a little more than the OEM, but it seals up fine.
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