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Old 09-26-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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Just by dropping the pan and filter will NOT get all the fluid. . . ... You need to take off the low pressure line, run the car on jacks stands and let the old fluid drain out into a bucket, while your also adding new fluid into the dip stick.
For a true "flush" yes. However most transmission shops don't recommend a complete flush if you are over 100K w/o any previous services.
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Just by dropping the pan and filter will NOT get all the fluid. . . ... You need to take off the low pressure line, run the car on jacks stands and let the old fluid drain out into a bucket, while your also adding new fluid into the dip stick.
For a true "flush" yes. However most transmission shops don't recommend a complete flush if you are over 100K w/o any previous services.
The only reason I won't bother with a flush is because I have always kept the fluid changed in both cars, I need to do the 91 soon... I don't think I will ever flush either of my cars...

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If I had a drainplug on mine 6qts would come out with every oil change...
Just for reference, is there any reason you couldn't drill and tap a hole for a drain plug in the tranny pan? IIRC, aren't there kits available to do it?
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If I had a drainplug on mine 6qts would come out with every oil change...
Just for reference, is there any reason you couldn't drill and tap a hole for a drain plug in the tranny pan? IIRC, aren't there kits available to do it?
Yes, my brother always installs a drain plug (about $10) on all of his cars, including his 74 Corvette. You can drain and refill as often as you like then.
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Off topic a little here... Will the 4T65-E pan work on the 4T60-E... I know the 4T60-E is a 20 bolt pan as well I think the 65-E is also.... The THM440-T4 or 4T60 is a 19 bolt pan...lol

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They are the same. . . ...
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If I had a drainplug on mine 6qts would come out with every oil change...
Just for reference, is there any reason you couldn't drill and tap a hole for a drain plug in the tranny pan? IIRC, aren't there kits available to do it?
Yes, my brother always installs a drain plug (about $10) on all of his cars, including his 74 Corvette. You can drain and refill as often as you like then.
Sweet, think I'll do that while I'm under there
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