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Old 11-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #21
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I put a B&M remote tranny filter and a drain fitting in the pan of my Ranger.
Drain, refill with synthetic.
Repeated 2 more times. Changed the filter once a year.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #22
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mine recommends change at 36000. i have complied with that. have it flushed at the dealer for $100 usually a little less than once every 2 yrs.
the dealer will tell you if u haven't been changing it, changing it can make problems show up. mine has 160k and hasn't given a problem.
on my truck, flushing it is abt the only way to get it all changed.
i haven't looked but don't believe my torque converter has a drain plug on it (i haven't pulled the cover to check).

my recommendation would be to change it per manufactures service intervals.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:15 AM   #23
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I don't know of any manufacturer that says you don't have to change the fluid. I follow my owners manual and change at recommended mileage. What does you manual say?
I agree, It is very important to change your fluid. You will also need to change the filter and clean out any metal chips that will collect on the magnet. That will also indicate to you your wear and tear. Also then replace the seal to the pan. Keep a record, because if you have a break down under warranty they will not honor it by saying you did not do the recomended maint.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:29 AM   #24
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Do it by the book as has been said a bunch of times. You won't go wrong using the manufacturer schedule for pretty much anything on a truck or car for that matter.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #25
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IMHO, my best advice is:

What does your owner's manual say? Then be as good or better than they recommend.

Remember your warranty, weight the cost of oil and filter against a new tran.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM   #26
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As a former Porsche tech, I can say I've never seen a problem with changing the tranny fluid. Flushing? That's a no-no! Fluid and filter is all you need.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #27
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Thanks for everyone's input on this! I recently got all fluids changed and cost around $500 but I can rest easy that everything is up to date!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #28
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As a former Porsche tech, I can say I've never seen a problem with changing the tranny fluid. Flushing? That's a no-no! Fluid and filter is all you need.
I was taught the same thing in school never ever flush.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #29
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I am sure "change" and "flush" are being used interchangeably here.
I doubt anyone would waste the amount of fluid required to actually flush out the transmission.
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I am sure "change" and "flush" are being used interchangeably here.
I doubt anyone would waste the amount of fluid required to actually flush out the transmission.
Maybe but I am not using them as the same. Power flushing can potentially ruin a transmission.
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