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Old 22 Sep 2009, 03:15 pm
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Default Transmission Pan with Drain Bolt - They Exist !

Check it out - too bad it's not also deeper with more fluid capacity........


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Old 22 Sep 2009, 03:19 pm
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Good find. No matter if it was able to hold more fluid, you still have the same internals that will fail if you push it too hard.
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I like it. Never trusted the flushing machines and/or many of those that use them. Though it upsets our sensibilities to leave half the fluid unchanged; it's like George Burns said when he was asked how it was to be 80. It beats the alternatives. I do, however, also like the idea of changing the filter regularly.
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I don't like flushes either....the drain bolt fluid change is just as good if you do it twice. Flush once, then drive your PT about 30miles continous and drain n' fill again. You should be able to change at least 80% or more of the fluid doing it this way. Your recirculating the new fluid with the remaining fluid.s Also the added benefit of saving money and inconvenience of leaving your car with the mechanic. My .02!

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Why not just take the sending line off and let it run off into a bucket until it stops, then take the pan down while its empty, no mess, then put in the 4 quarts, then start it and let it run then finish filling it up ?

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I don't know what the sending line is. I doubt there is any line that you can disconnect that will allow draining the pan without running the engine. I have changed atf that way but don't think it's a good idea and I won't do it again.
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I don't know what the sending line is. I doubt there is any line that you can disconnect that will allow draining the pan without running the engine. I have changed atf that way but don't think it's a good idea and I won't do it again.
There are two lines on the top of the transmission that are under the battery, they run to the cooler. If you unhook the sending line, and start the motor, it should pump the fluid out, and i would venture to say as long as you turn it off as soon as the fluid diminishes, then it would be fine. That way, it drains the pan, and gets all the old crap out of the tranny and cooler. Then just drop the pan, change the filter, and put the new stuff in.

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The way I did it was disconnect one of the lines at the radiator, I suppose it's the other end of the line you are referring to, but I just don't trust doing that any more like I don't trust the flush. Some portion of the trannie is turning without oil. I still do it to flush power steering systems but I keep the reservoir full so that the pump is never without oil...... It's likely fine, I just don't trust it.
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The way I did it was disconnect one of the lines at the radiator, I suppose it's the other end of the line you are referring to, but I just don't trust doing that any more like I don't trust the flush. Some portion of the trannie is turning without oil. I still do it to flush power steering systems but I keep the reservoir full so that the pump is never without oil...... It's likely fine, I just don't trust it.
Yea I disconnected the line on the right side on the top of the tranny (if u are facing the car), then hooked a long line and let it hang down under the car into a big bucket. I then started the car and continuously fed new fluid through the tranny until the old crap came out. Then I put 11 quarts through to do a full flush, then shut it off, dropped the pan, changed the filter, cleaned the magnet, and thats all she wrote.

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