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Old 11 May 2004, 11:17 am
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Default Transmission fliud - B&M Trick Shift or not?

Has anyone replaced their transmission fluid with B&M Trick Shift, or similar "performance" type transmission fluid?
Also, transmission filter change.......
Is there a better filter than the stock one that comes on our fine autos? I am interested in the best filter I can find that will provide max flow while continuing to provide required filtration.
Also, is there a deep trans or other trans pans available? I had replaced the trans pan on a TH400 with an aftermarket pan that incorporated cooling fins and thru tubes to provide additional cooling. I drive mainly at highway speeds over 1400 miles a week, every week and summers here in TN tend to be very hot. Any additional cooling I can provide for the transmission will prolong its life and reduce the potential pain in my pocket.
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Old 11 May 2004, 02:13 pm
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I'd like to hear MX-5 comment on this. I did read there are synthetics out there, some of them are good, but I used ATF5, because I don't know which are good and which aren't. Dunno of a better filter or deeper pan, but we do have a transmission cooler on our PTs.
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Old 11 May 2004, 03:54 pm
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I have used B&M Trick Shift in the past in TH400 and TH350 transmissions with great success. I just wonder if it would be compatable with the auto trans in the PT? Anyone know??
How difficult is it to change the transmission filter?

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only use chrysler fluid or valvoline maxlife atf+4
they have the special friction modifiers that the chryslers need.
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Old 11 May 2004, 04:56 pm
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B&M Trick Shift only meets or exceeds Mercon or Dexron III requirements and is NOT recommended for electronic controlled transmissions. As mentioned before, you need to use ATF+4 or its equivalent or you may void your warranty and experience strange transmission shifting behavior.
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DO NOT USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN MOPAR FLUIDS. i have been rebuilding transmissions for 7 years at a dealer. these transmissions do not like any other fluid. atf+4 is 100,000 mile service life though i don't recomend this that is what the book says. myself and all other tech will normally recmend it at 30-45,000 keeps things working well.
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...and ATF 5 exceeds ATF 4 specs. It's what I used.
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:06 pm
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i used trick shift on my mazda mpv minivan and it worked pretty good. without it, my rev limiter would kick in before the car would shift gears. but i ended up destorying that transmission
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Have you thought about using the air to oil transmission cooler as used on the turbo engined cars? Technicaly it could be connected inline with the stock cooler (inside the radiator). Take a look at one on any turbo engined PT.
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