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Old 03-16-2006, 11:19 AM   #11
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Surely Canadian Tire has transmission filter kits.
I bought my kit from canadian tire for about 25$ ,
came with a cork gasket but i was able to reuse the rubber one..
as for the tranny fluid, i think it was around 35$ in total for i think i bought 12L.

so total damage i think was from 60$ do it urself.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #12
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Cost me about $41 bucks for Filter, gasket and one Qt of GM Tranny Fluid. Bro had the remaining 6 Qts.
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would personally take #1 which I had done today. I was told that Tranny Flushes are NOT Recommended on higher mileage cars. Is this a myth?
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Never use a cork gasket on the trans. Re-use the OEM or buy another OEM.

I've NEVER seen nor heard of an actual car (posted or told by the OWNER) of a failure due to a trans flush. I've done trans flushes on high-mileage cars with great success.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:57 PM   #14
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I'd be willing to bet any "true stories" about a tranny flush killing a transmission were based on a dead transmission to start with.

In other words, the tranny was already shot, but still sort of working. They got it flushed, thinking it would solve all the problems, and it didn't. So, it couldn't possible be the fact that the owner could maintian or drive their vehicle, it was the service done to it, i.e. the "way too freakin late to help" tranny flush.
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Right if the trans is already failing, and the owner doesn't notice this and they get a flush it could speed up the tranny doom or death... Either way the trans death will happen but the flush may speed it up...

Or in Bills case, when he had all of those chunks in the trans, the flush could only help it out...

I simply reccomend changing the tranny fluid and filter at least once a year.. Its just good preventitive maintenance

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I am also an advocate of the full tranny flush and believe that the "myth" may be due to these oil change places wanting to disassociate themselves from a possible failure on a higher mileage tranny and use that as a preventive "disclaimer". I've had it told to me at two different places in past years. IIRC, they used the term "shock the transmission". Funny, but my trans likes a flush better than not.

I also believe that for those that want to do it themselves and drop the pan to change thiers and just replace the 6 qts or so, that the frequency is a good thing.
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Yes if your OEM gaket is in good shape make sure you tell them to reuse it
Where do you get a fluid change for $29 in Canada?
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It'* called J.B. Transmission, it'* only in Manitoba. Three in Winnipeg and one in Brandon.
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Wow that is cheap.
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I will vouch for that not using the cork gasket....

I used that gasket, and even slapped on some gasket sealer and that thing DRIPS!!! it has only dripped like twice since i changed it (8 months) so its not that bad...but still..
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