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Good day all. As some may have read I've got a new 350hd xlt diesel that I haven't taken delivery of yet... This week hopefully. I'm not very knowledgeable about modern Ford transmissions. Is this an adaptive transmission? What other applications is it used in? Is it just a half ton transmission? Input torque rating? Should I drive it like I hate it for the first bit to condition it, or is it constantly changing? In other applications do they have a good reputation? It felt fine to me on the test drive. I'd be happy if it kept the same characteristics. I read on here of someone having weird "freewheeling" occasionally but otherwise you guys seem happy with it from what I can tell. This one does have tow package with tow - haul.

Ps, just because I may say that I'm not knowledgeable about this particular truck does not mean I'm stupid about everything mechanical. I got quite a tongue lashing my first post.

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From what I can find, the Transit uses the Ford 6R80 transmission: http://www.f150hub.com/trans/6R-80.html

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The version in the diesel has been beefed up somewhat, and has diesel specific hardware in it.....

It's used in all versions of the F-150. Don't know about the HD pickups. It's also soon to be replaced in the pickup lineup by a co-developed with GM new transmission with more gears

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The version in the diesel has been beefed up somewhat, and has diesel specific hardware in it.....

It's used in all versions of the F-150. Don't know about the HD pickups. It's also soon to be replaced in the pickup lineup by a co-developed with GM new transmission with more gears
GM has it's own 8-speed. Ford's new one is a 10-speed. First application is the new Raptor.

IMO the 6-speed in our Transits is a lousy transmission. Programmed backwards. Torque converter selection for the diesel is almost certainly a parts bin grab. Way too high of a stall, weak lock up clutch, etc.

The short falls of the 6-speed are well documented.

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