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5r55e rebuild - first fluid change?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by chefduane, April 10, 2015.

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  1. chefduane

    chefduane Texas Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    After experiencing too many issues to discuss, I had my 5r55e on my '98 SOHC XLT 4x completely rebuilt by a reputable shop here in town. Got 192k out of the original - not bad. Shifts like she was new. Very happy. The shop that did it said first fluid change after the rebuild should be in 1 year or 12k, miles whichever comes first. That sounds reasonable to me but I have also heard to just go on the regular interval (30k miles), others say within 5k miles. What's the collective wisdom here think?
     
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    No one? Well, OK. I think for the first change I'll go with the 12,000 mile interval. Then 30k from then on.
     
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    always better to do it sooner than later.
     

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