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Old 05-21-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Full oil and filter change and trans fluid and filter change too.

Been meaning to get that **** done for a LONG time now, and I finally found some time to get it done. I switched my trans over to full synthetic fluid, and man does that stuff make a nice difference. But, on with the pics.

Here'* everything I bought:
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I wish my car could sit this low:
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I can't believe how clean this pan is, when it hasn't been dropped since I installed the trans in the car:
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Here'* the magnet:
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Before removing the filter, I snapped another pic.
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I Got bored wainting for some of the stuff to drip out the trans, so I cleaned up the pan and rattle canned it for ****'* and giggles:
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Here'* How clean the magnet and pan came out:
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I guess you can use synthetic ATF as PS Fluid...Never knew that:
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Here'* the ATF I went with....I heart this stuff now, has a reallly pungent fruity smell to it though...kinda odd:
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And all the bigger of I mess I made dropping the trans pan in my driveway:


Next on the list of things that I gotta get taken care of mechanically is Plugs, exhaust, and I need an oil pan gasket.

She'* FINALLY coming along...
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i leave spots like that in the driveway when i work on the escort! your picture of products brings back my memory of using fast orange since i was little!
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LOL......I bathe in fast orange after I do this stuff....LOL

I tend to wear more than what hits the drain tray lol.
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Do all trans oil pans have magnets?
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Do all trans oil pans have magnets?
they should
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Nice and clean that should make you feel good.
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Nice and clean that should make you feel good.
This car after the oil change and switching to Synthetic ATF, drives SO effortlessly now...It'* insane. Feels like a new car when going down the road.

Every tranny pan that I have ever seen myself has a magnet in it.

For 20K on the trans since I did anything with the fluid and filter, I was very pleased with the color of the fluid and the cleanliness of the pan...I was expecting to see a ton of **** and nasty fluid in there.....Thank God that wasn't the case.
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Looking good. Syn ATF is the way to go on a newer trans, I will probably switch over to syn before i head down to oregon.
Mobil 1 as well, a really good choice!
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Synthetic COULD cause problems on a high-mileage trans. But your pan actually looks quite good after you pulled it. Fluid looks very pink, and the pan is quite clean compared to most.
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Ya, the trans in my car is only a 30K unit, had 10K on a rebuild when I bought and installed it. So I've got 20k on it personally, but 30K total.

So I'm not worried about the Synthetic. I was expecting to find a ton of crap in my pan when I dropped it....I beat the snot out of that trans a couple times good, to the point of banging like twice, and that'* all it was? I'll take it! lol
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