Transmission filter

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  1. 99sho-time

    99sho-time SHO Member

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    I read somehwhere on here that there is a sho specific tranny filter. is there any info on what the original part# was or cross reference #? Also was curious what if there was the wrong filter installed could this be detrimental?
     
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    I don't believe there is a SHO specific filter. However there are two very similar filters used for the two different transmissions used in the Taurus/Mercury/Lincolns. They are generally identifiable by the color of the rubber bushing used to mate it with the transmission.

    Green = AX4S/AXOD-E
    Orange = AX4N/4F50N

    Some say they are universal, but I cannot say, only that I use the orange seal on the SHO's. Its Its possible the openings are different sizes. To be sure look for ones that match the Ford part number in their description: F5DZ7A098AA
     
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    IIRC the orange one is the correct one for our transmissions.

    pax, smn
     
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    Paul Nimz spoke about that recently in another post.

    It was said that there is also a difference in the lenght of the duct connecting to the trans. One will takes his oil deeper in the pan so oil going in will/could be cooler.
     
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    The SHO filter has a longer neck so it sits lower in the pan. It will not make much difference unless you are pulling a lot of Gs in the turns.
     
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