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Gave My Tranny A Treat Today (pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Lubrication & Maintenance' started by dirtyoldman, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Thanks for the pic :thumbs: Not sure if I'd put the sending unit in the drain plug hole,I go off-roading on occasion and it might get caught on something but it appears that the hole can be almost anywhere.
     
  2. Wyley87

    Wyley87 The '96 and I have a LOVE/HATE Relationship

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    Yup it seems to be just as thick as the OEM pan I took off. If not using the drain plug hole you could just get a pipe collar, drill a hole in the side or something and weld it in.


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  3. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Yup,that's what I was thinking,I have a friend with a welder :thumbs:
     
  4. Wyley87

    Wyley87 The '96 and I have a LOVE/HATE Relationship

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    Sounds like a plan. :)


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  5. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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  6. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    When I flushed mine I replaced all the fluid with Dexron 6. Its a far superior fluid to Dexron 3, and its backwards compatible meaning it can replace Dexron 3. All the oil companies have even stopped making Dexron 3, they only make Dexron 6 now. As I'm sure you might have seen when shopping for your fluid, you can only get Dexron 3 in the parts store brands now since companies like Mobil and Castrol only make 6 now.
    When I fist put the Dexron 6 in mine, I noticed that it shifted slightly better. But the biggest benefit I noticed was that from then on, my transmission temps were always 5-10 degrees cooler than it was before I replaced all the fluid.
     
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    Good job Gary! Messes come with the job some times. :lol: That old fluid looked in great shape. How many miles were on it?
     
  8. Zembonez

    Zembonez I hate black wheels...

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    Inside that pan didn't look bad at all Gary. I'm sure the fluid swap will extend the life of the trans.
     
  9. mr_bots

    mr_bots People in glass houses sink ships

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    :thumbs: Trannies always like treats

    I doubt the same pan that fit Louis's would fit yours. Half tons have 4L60s while the 3/4 tons have 4L80s. They probably make one though that'll fit the bigger tranny.
     
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