Changed the Auto trans fluid/filter today...
ALways a fun and messy job, seems no matter how careful you are you always end up with some on the garage floor. Was wondering if you all re-use the factory trans pan gasket. I looked at mine and it appeared fine so I stuck it back on when I was finishing up. Just looked more durable than the one that came from Autozone and has the little metal tabs all through it to keep it from being over-torqued. No leaks as of yet, took it on a few drives while I was refilling the fluid. Truck is an '03 4.0/4x4 and has 59.8K miles and as far as I know the fluid & filter has never been changed. Didn't look bad or burnt but I'll start changing it out once a year or so. The 4-5 quarts you get out isn't a full exchange but every bit helps. If for some reason it ever gets damaged or leaks I'll more than likely get a genuine Ford gasket.
'03 XLT/FX4 L1 4x4 4.0 Arizona Beige Automatic (my weekend ride). '16 Ford Escape Titanium ecoboost (wifes ride) '16 Ford Escape S (my work ride)