Originally Posted by SHOZ123
FWIW the procedure I posted above is a condensed version of the Ford approved method described in their service manuals.
I drop the pan every other fluid change anymore.
I used the procedure that you posted and it worked great. Replaced the filter with an OEM Ford filter and reused the original pan gasket.
The old fluid didnt smell burnt but it was pretty dark compared to the new fluid that was a clear red. The magnet had a pretty good build-up of metal sludge on it, almost like a paste, is that normal.
Thanks for the help.