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Old 06-09-2010, 12:00 PM
SteveKing84 SteveKing84 is offline
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Default DIY Tranny Flush

Have any of you guys seen this:

10 Min tranny flush in the comfort of your own garage. What are your opinions on this?

I've heard bad things about flushing, so I don't know what to do with my truck. Just bought a used 03 3.0 Ranger w/ 106k miles on it. No idea if the tranny fluid has been changed... but I figure I flush or change it anyways.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: DIY Tranny Flush

I used to do those kind of flushes when I worked on oilfield transmissions. It works fine. In your case I wouldn't think about messing with that fluid with that many miles on it, if you don't know if it's ever been changed before.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: DIY Tranny Flush

I would just drop the pan and change the filter and the fluid that comes out, which is less than half. If it was me
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: DIY Tranny Flush

ive flushed my trans like that before and it works well. and the old myth about not changing your fluid if you think its old is just that, a myth. it may have been true 40 years ago but its not any more. having good clean fluid and filter is the best thing you can do for youre trans. i wouldnt suggest a high pressure flush like they would do at a quiky lube but the method shown above is fine. its no different than the fluid running through the trans when your driving except your just circulating out the old fluid and introducing new fluid.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: DIY Tranny Flush

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ive flushed my trans like that before and it works well. and the old myth about not changing your fluid if you think its old is just that, a myth. it may have been true 40 years ago but its not any more. having good clean fluid and filter is the best thing you can do for youre trans. i wouldnt suggest a high pressure flush like they would do at a quiky lube but the method shown above is fine. its no different than the fluid running through the trans when your driving except your just circulating out the old fluid and introducing new fluid.
alot of the high end cars (audi-bmw etc) require a flush this way from the manufacture. Would be nice to have a factory drain plug on our trannys
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: DIY Tranny Flush

I dropped my pan and installed a B&M drain plug kit. I also installed a remote tranny filter.
Refilled with Royal Purple. I can drain about 4 quarts of fluid at a time.
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