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Old 07-10-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Ever drop something in the tranny?

I did! Well it was an accident, With headers you need a W-body tranny tube and stick, while 2 days ago mine finally came in so I could take out my bent up and zip-tied stock tube. When I lifted out the tube, only 3/4'* of the gasket came out. I searched for the missing piece and came to the conclusion that it HAD to of fallen in the tranny

Called Scott up and recommended to talk to Big Jeff, the tranny man, and I did and they both said that it would probably be fine, that chunk of rubber would never make it past the filter, probably sitting somewhere in the pan. It was advised that if it bothered me, to drop the tranny pan and see if it was there or not. Figured it could be ok to leave it in, but didn't want to take any chances or risk having it break down over time and heat.

So dropped the pan and....there it was





I feel much better finding it and not leaving it in there. Wiped it out the pan and bolted back up 7.4 quarts of ATF and I'm good to go. Didn't find any metal chunks on the magent but it was full of clutch dust.

This is my third tranny fluid change and I've only got 33k.
First w/ Intense Shift kit install @ 19K
2nd w/ Intense 2nd gen LSD @ 25K
3rd now cause of me @ 33K

The fluid looked like brand new too, It better have.

Thanks again to Intense for being able to give me advice afterhours! Appreciate it SO MUCH! Also had a nice talk with Scott about several things, thanks again.

So lesson to be learned, if you drop something in the tranny, it will be sitting on the bottom of the pan. It'* up to you if you can live with that.
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That must have been a great feeling to find that sucker right there in the pan.
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First time I realized you had another low mileage SSEi like mine.....even if yours is a year newer.
It'* amazing how much that magnet picks up in such a short time, isn't it.

Must have something to do with our heavy feet.
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It'* amazing how much that magnet picks up in such a short time, isn't it.

Must have something to do with our heavy feet.
Oh it is, didn't get cleaned the 2nd time with the LSD cause the pan didn't get dropped but still with only 12K miles since the last time, there was a fair amount of stuff.

Oh and yes gotta love the low mileage.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one anal about trans fluid changes!

That would have bothered the hell out of me, too. Glad you got the sucker, even if it wouldn't have caused any probs.

Intense is really coming through for us these days. Even for little calls like this. Nice to know they're around, eh?

Paul, what the heck are you posting for? Shouldn't you be on the road by now?
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Glad you found it easily Taylor. I know you were worried about, now get to the track!
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Glad you found it easily Taylor. I know you were worried about, now get to the track!
Yeah me too!!!! Going to the track one night this week
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Yeah wouldn't you know if that had been me i'd done the same thing. i just changed my tranny fluid with 48,000 miles on mine and the magnet was overwhelmed with dust , luckily no chunks. i'm the second owner and i'm sure i'm the first to do a tranny fluid change. Most ppl that treat theirs as just daily drivers don't even consider the tranny for anything just worry about the engine if any. Brakes ,oil and gas. that'* their biggest concerns

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