You can probably fill one from the T-port, but it could be on the messy side....I'm not sure what local auto parts store will have in the way of a ZF compatible fluid..Redline makes a ZF oil...J
Mercon SP is made in the same batches as ZF lifeguard 6 by Shell with just some red dye added to the Mercon. Ford also used the ZF 26hp (and derivatives) for a while.......I'm not sure what local auto parts store will have in the way of a ZF compatible fluid..Redline makes a ZF oil...J
you're technically suppose to have the scan tool hooked up to the car and wait for it to be at 55C then follow the process, its in the manual pg 50+507Nevermind. I re-read the instructions, saw that it needs to be checked while still running so I pumped the rest of the fluid in and then another 2 quarts... and she was still thirsty at 8 quarts so I'm probably still a half quart low. I put the plug in and started driving and she drives fine now. Note to anyone doing this, if you're doing it manually, you gotta be a pumping fiend. Pump the hell out of it. If you're getting close to max temps, run it for a bit, shut off, and if it's not overflowing, pump some more til it runs out, then run the engine again, doing the P-D-R thing repeatedly and pump some more in until it overflows then put the fill plug in quick before shutting the engine off or you'll have hot fluid all over. It was my first time doing a transmission like this. I'm used to conventional trannies with dipsticks and/or fill ports on the top or side. BTW the sticker on my trans says check it between 50-60 C... does anyone else's? I thought it was supposed to be 40-50 C?