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Old 07-15-2005, 06:24 PM   #21
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Umm.. gameover, no it took 24 quarts to do it all. 12 to completely flush the transmission out. The fluid was NOT clean up until that 12th quart. Then it took 5 or 6 quarts to top the transmission off from that. Then I changed the filter, which then took 6 quarts to top it off from there [which I believe it to be full now]. Now, whether or not my case is extreme or not, I do not know. However that'* how much it took for me to completely flush the transmission. I could have saved 6 quarts doing the filter change before topping it off after the flush, but I wanted to drive the car a little before doing so, and trying to get any more crap built up out again. Which I didn't. So don't do that.


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Swerve, from what i gather on this site, flushing the tranny can be risky and the benefits aren't proven. If i were you i would drop the pan and examine the oil and magnet to see what the state of things are before flushing.
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I could have saved 6 quarts doing the filter change before topping it off after the flush, but I wanted to drive the car a little before doing so, and trying to get any more crap built up out again. Which I didn't. So don't do that.


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Which doesn't matter because whatever'* already made it past the filter is already stuck in the 5-6 qts STILL in the trans after the brief drive. Disregard that JDB.
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when people flush the system 9/10 the forget about flushing the lines and cooler
a T-Tech is a professional process that flushs the system instead of going about it wasting 12 quarts fluid by just dumping it through the filler isnt the right way to go about it
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Flushing is the worst for your tranny...FFS. If you want your tranny to last long, dont ever take it to a "quickie lOOb" place where a 16 year old is doing the job for minimum wage.

The right way to have it done is to just drop the pan and let the 7 quarts come out. Then replace filter, clean out whatever gunk you can and replace pan. Fill with 7 quarts Dexron III. Flushing it will loosen particles and those particles will travel through places where dirt would otherwise never be under normal operation Thats how my friend lost his 93 tempo tranny i believe. He took it to Jiffy Lube. What a dumbass.
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Flushing is the worst for your tranny...FFS. If you want your tranny to last long, dont ever take it to a "quickie lOOb" place where a 16 year old is doing the job for minimum wage.
No see, it'* best to have a 15 year old, who is doing it for free. . But yes, I will agree, DO NOT take it to a shop. Do it yourself. If you aren't capable, don't do it at all.


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Flushing is the worst for your tranny...FFS. If you want your tranny to last long, dont ever take it to a "quickie lOOb" place where a 16 year old is doing the job for minimum wage.
No see, it'* best to have a 15 year old, who is doing it for free. . But yes, I will agree, DO NOT take it to a shop. Do it yourself. If you aren't capable, don't do it at all.


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hmm if your refering to my post

thats how a dealer would go about doing it
its all personal perfence
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Well let'* say you don't flush it. Isn't it risky even doing a drain and fill of tranny fluid peroid if it hasn't been done before on a high mileage car?
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I don't think the effects would be AS bad.....But nevertheless could still be detremental. Now, when it comes down to it, I'd feel more comfortable with just dropping the pan, changing the filter, cleaning what you can, and buttoning it back up and topping the trans off.
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I still prefer flush. If you are going to break up all those dirt particles, wouldn't you want to get them OUT of the transmission? If your transmission had dirt all up in it, and then you flushed it out.. and shortly after it failed, it was already destinted to fail, you just made it happen faster. I still think it can help save a transmission. But that'* just me.


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