I dont have a service manual so i though id ask you guys, how much atf do i need when im just dropping the pan and changing the filter? Also what is mercon v? Its hard to find and i havent heard of it.
Ive done it before on my 93 xlt but not my 05, it took more. Anyway i used a small bead of rtv for cheap insurance too. The main thing is using a inch ft lbs tq wrench and not over doing it, i put mine at 100 inch lbs.
Never had an issue with leaks with either the rubber or cork gaskets. The critical thing is to use a torque wrench and tighten in the criss crossing pattern. If you don't use a torque wrench you run the risk of stripping bolt holes out. Being an aluminum case its not something I want to deal with.