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And drain the torque converter during the fluid change. A full fluid change is 12 qts total.

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I've gotten several different brands. Motorcraft oil was the same price as the others when I got it, not twice as much, lol! Try Amazon.

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I didn't care for the Dorman pan. I looked at it at Advance, and walked out without it. The sealing lip didn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Might be fine, but I didn't want to chance it.

I would try to change all the fluid at once. Doing a little at a time, you will end up throwing away a lot of your new fluid, would take 20+ quarts. If you can get under the car and drop the pan, you can also drain the torque converter. Job done.

Don't forget the filter, and either re-use the stock gasket or buy another Ford gasket. Those thin rubber ones that come with the filter aren't any good.

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It was pretty thick, but the sealing lip looked wavy in the corners, not flat. It's been several years.

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12 is usually enough. When the valve body is removed, then you need that 13th quart.

What draining the system from the cooler line does, is keep you from making a mess when removing the pan, it is mostly dry. But you do have to rig up a fitting and hose for the radiator, and run the car for 30 seconds.

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30 seconds should be safe. You don't want it pumping air.

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