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Old 03-20-2024, 10:55 AM
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FWIW, my 6HP26Z in the 4.8is was exhibiting bad 2-1 downshift kick (the infamous being rear ended feeling) for a long time. I learned to drive around it and thus avoided it 99% of the time.

Anyway, I used the Valvoline Maxlife ATF Full Syth multi vehicle, paired with bridge and tube seals, followed by a adaptation reset @ ~120k miles if memory serves. Trans has been perfect for 3 years and 10k miles. Having experience with most of the fluids ppl use in ZF transmissions... the Valvoline is my favorite (the thickest). I've used Pentosyn, Lubri Moly, Red Line, and of course Lifeguard 6 (the thinnest).

BTW, I have 7L (I think, maybe 6) of ZF LG6 here that I'd let go for cheap if anyone local was interested. I'll never use it.
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Old 03-20-2024, 03:44 PM
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OK, seems like a doable task then.


Is the filter hard to change and those internal rubber seals on the valve body (bridge seal, jump seals and mechatronic seal)?

Any particular place that you purchased these from?


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It's not a hard job to replace the seals BUT you do have to drop the entire mechatronic assembly from the transmission, so you need to have your wits about you... and you'll need a 1/4" drive torque wrench to remount the mechatronic.

There are four "jump" seals and one "bridge" seal, as well as the main mechatronic sleeve that seals the transmission connector.



There are tons of videos and guides online on how to do this, along with the ZF guides online also.

And since the ZF 6HP26 was also used in the Ford Falcon and Territory, there are lots of ZF parts suppliers in Aussie, like...

https://www.damet.com.au/services/zf-australia/
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