PTU advised to be serviced- senior Ford mechanic

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  1. MHW100

    MHW100 SHO Member

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    Just had the PTU, RDU and tranny fluids changed by the senior Ford mechanic. Waited for 2 weeks to have this guy become available at the dealer to work on my 2018 SHO . Very particular and thorough is his reputation

    He came out and met me after and totally confirmed what SHOdded said about changing these fluids after 5k or so break in period. Case in point there were slivers in the PTU and RDU .

    He said that even after the revisions over the past years to the PTU it still has issues and not doing regular maintenance is ridiculous . He services the local police cars and sees the effects .

    His thought is that Ford thinks it's easier to just replace them because of the labor required to service them .He went over work of removing the catalytic, heat shield . He gave me the 9 page instruction sheet on how to do it .

    Now that it is done he recommends doing it again at about 40k .

    Oddly the dealer provided a maintenance schedule from Ford for my VIN that said to change the PTU and RDU at various time and distance intervals. Of course that is contrary to the owners manual .
     
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    Good info. I'm at 22K hard miles on my 2016. Guess I'm getting a new one when the lease comes up ;)
     
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    I am just glad you found a dealership/tech willing to do the work. Good on you for having the patience to wait for the opportunity. Cultivate this relationship :)

    Maybe we should build a list of dealerships that work on PIs and PUs. I know many PDs are doing it inhouse, but could be the right question to ask.
     
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    I think he said the last revision was 2016 . He did say it helped but they're still suspect.
     
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    How about that. A dealer has a maintenance schedule. I guess he didn't get the memo that this is a lifetime unit.

    ...and an honest assessment from the tech. I like this place you go to.
     
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    What was cost for PtU fluid? Thank you
     
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    $70 CAD so about $50 USD . 200 CAD labor. There was extra oil used to rinse out the old oil.
     
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    Red Line Shockproof is $20 a quart on amazon free shipping.
     
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    [QUOTE="SHOdded, post: 1498773, member: 23231"... Maybe we should build a list of dealerships that work on PIs and PUs. I know many PDs are doing it inhouse, but could be the right question to ask.[/QUOTE]

    I agree! MWH100, would you mind sharing the dealership (maybe even the mechanic's) name and location?
     
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