> Jim Warman wrote:
> > OK, Ed... I found what we need.
> > SSM (Special Service Message) 18208..... sorry I can't do a
> cut and past -
> > copyright laws and such.... Mercon V will still be the fluid
> of choice but
> > the packaging date must be AFTER May 10, 2004. Mercon V was
> refomulated to
> > meet the requirement of the later transmissions.
> > The production line came "out of step" with itself for a
> short period. If
> > the reformulated oil had arrived first, we wouldn't even
> know of the
> > reformulation.
> > As for your car.... it was built 11/06/2003.... no warranty
> history at all
> > but 04B22 is still outstanding. There is one SSM (17852)
> that deals with
> > transmissions without the SportShift feature but it mentions
> having an E
> > displayed for gearshift position and DTCs in memory.
> > Being that my stock in trade is mostly trucks, I am
> unfamiliar with the
> > SportShift feature but if your car is equipped with this
> feature I would
> > turn it off and see what happens.
> Thanks Jim. I'm dropping off the Tbird tonight to get the
> secret sauce added.
Hello, I scheduled my service appointment too far out for this week.
And all of a sudden I noticed about a week 2 weeks ago I started to
experience delays in shifting.
I am curious whether getting the "special sauce" will correct any
issues or just prevent them from getting worse. The letter says "over
time, may cause delayed/harsh reverse engagements", does this mean
that once the shifting problems start that they are irreversible? I
had a problem scheduling the service appointment with work and
everything and now I am scared that I did damage to my explorer.
Thanks this thread has been very helpful!
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