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Old 02-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #31
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You can buy a trans pan with a drain plug in it already. Hell, you can buy higher capacity pans, too.

As far as Rogue'* comments above, I agree with it in principal, but there are two different kinds of flushes. One IS a high pressure flush where the machine provides the power, but I choose the type of flush that my own pump does the work. It'* not high pressure. My fluid goes out to the machine while the car is running, and it pushes up a cylinder. In the top half of the cylinder is fresh fluid. Think of it as a blood transfusion, but your own hear is providing the pressure.

My car had it'* original fluid when I bought it at 65,000 miles. I did a flush per year with no problems. In fact, the first one fixed a mild TC slip problem. No problems came back until I thrashed my trans with two much power for 2 years. When it started to go, 2 flushes extended it'* life. I ended up with 111,000 miles on the most abused 4T60 you'll find on this forum. My differential case is now BROKEN. But look how far it made it
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Allrighty then.

As to the thread issue, already had that covered, if... I have access to an arcwelder. Weld the right size nut to the interior of the pan and I woulda been set.

But since the advice so far is "No", then I guess I'll have to find other metal to play with...
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Buy the pan with the drain plug
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if i could quickly find an emoticon of a little smiley doing quotes with his fingers, I'd do it right here.

and willwren - i completely agree with you on the flush via your pump. and i can't honestly see *any* possible danger in doing a flush that way... it'* pretty seamless to process for your transmission...
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Alright i think im gonna go with a pan drop. If the pan is pretty clean i will consider doing a flush. No the question is. How do i get the rest of the fluid out of the tourqe converter and tranny? Is it a do it yourselfer or do i need a machine?
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If you want more than the 7 quarts the pan drop will get you, do a flush. It'* the only way.
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I just wanted to let you guys know that in the course of discussing this topic you've helped me understand more about the differences involved in these processes. Thanks a lot!
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Bill: Where can I find one of these higher capacity pans? Can I get one of those with the cooling fins.. to aid in better cooling too? how big can I go, anyways? Is it like exhaust diameters.. bigger isn't always better and such?


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Just Google it

Just use that link next time.. gets the point along better.

Yeah yeah yeah... I just felt kinda lazy.


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