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Transmission fluid change

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As you may have seen I am going through a major service programme for my Grand C-max. As it is now 6 years old and with 46000 miles on the clock I am looking to change the Powershift transmission fluid and filter (it has been changed previously 3 years ago). Ford have quoted £350 to do it, another local automatics specialist have quoted £300. I have seen that in fact it is quite an easy process and I can buy the genuine Ford fluid, filter and hire a ramp at a garage for 2 hours for around £215.00 and do it myself. Is it worth me saving the £85 or do I leave it to the experts? Also what torx bit do I need to remove the undertray protector thing and what size socket does the filter take. I know the fill, drain and level plugs are 8mm allens. Thanks in advance

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I looked at doing this on my old car, but in the end I gave the kit to the garage, save the mess and hassle and having to lie under the car with an infrared thermometer testing if the damn stuff is at 85 degrees.

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46 minutes ago, pragmatix said:

Personally to save the time, trouble and £85 i would leave it to a garage.

Yeah I think i'm leaning that way. Thanks for the reply

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Don't see how you save £85, ramp cost £215 plus cost of oil , filter and possibly torx key etc. These must add up to more than your local garages £300 ?

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On 10/27/2019 at 8:45 AM, Hostahousey said:

Don't see how you save £85, ramp cost £215 plus cost of oil , filter and possibly torx key etc. These must add up to more than your local garages £300 ?

Oil and filter £169.99 and the ramp would be £30 for two hours. add a bit in for travel to and from the garage and £215 would be the ultimate cost. In the end a local garage managed to do it for £250 so all is good.

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