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Old 08-03-2005, 12:46 AM   #11
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I should prolly change mine because of something I did last week. I thought I was going to loose my parking spot in the woods so I tried to hustle in it. I came to a complete stop before shifting from D to R but I hit the gas before it engaged. Didn't sound too good. :(
hehehehe I done that a few times....LMAO

Getting the flush wouldn't change anything about that. And with your miles I would NOT recommend the flush. Just the simple drain filter and top off. Let me know when ever you wanna do it.
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i think if you had done regular flushing from a low mileage point onward, such as Custom88 at 40,000, then yes you could improve the life and performance of your transmission, but i think starting flushing at high mileage...such as me....could be asking for trouble wouldnt you agree?

if your tranny is starting to slip then it can help.
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So whats the moral of the story here?

These transmissions get hot no matter what anyone says..

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Typical pan-drops+ filter changes only change about 40% of the original fluid
4T65E DRY 13 Quarts
Complete Overhaul 10 Quarts
Bottom Pan Removal 7.4 Quarts I usually get closer to 9 Quarts,
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I'm curious to know where those 3 other quarts hide when a overhaul is done? I've stripped an entire 4T60-E down and couldn't find any hiding spots for those 3 quarts.
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I'm curious to know where those 3 other quarts hide when a overhaul is done? I've stripped an entire 4T60-E down and couldn't find any hiding spots for those 3 quarts.

Torque convertor perhaps???
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4T65E DRY 13 Quarts
Complete Overhaul 10 Quarts
Bottom Pan Removal 7.4 Quarts I usually get closer to 9 Quarts,
7.4 quarts is right on for bottom pan removal, shop manual says 4T65-E holds 13.4 quarts dry, so 7.4/13.4=55% change not the 40% alluded to in earlier posts. Last pan drop and filter change I also installed the 2 larger donut shaped magnets mentioned in a TSB along with using GM Dex VI since about 2008. Between doing the pan and filter change at about every 30k, I'll change out about 6 qts. thru the dipstick tube with a hand pump. I've heard to many horror stories about flushes besides GM specifically doesn't recommend them unless the trans cooler in the radiator needs flushed. 132k on what is known as a problamatic transmission and I hope to get to the 175k what is generally considered the maximum life before rebuild with maintanence.


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I usually get around 8.5 to 9 quarts when i drop the pan and filter, i usually let it drip for awhile. I just did mine last summer and the oil is starting to look not so red, smells ok, not burnt, smells as it should. I think I am going to get a can of the trans cooler flush.
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I believe it is good to change the transmission fluid regularly, 40-60k miles is a great plan.
When I last dropped the pan on my 4t65-e I also installed the trans go shift kit which took away the sloppy hard shifts after encountering the P1811 max adapt long shift code.
Dex6 for fluid I used about 7 quarts & I also installed the Red Lubegard which really helps fluid temps etc. LUBEGARD Automatic Transmission Fluid Protectant
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usually the harsh shifting is the PCS or also known as the Force Motor. U can drop the driver side sub frame and remove the cover of the trans. You can remove the bad solenoid. Installing a shift kit you run the risk of hard parts breakage.
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