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Old 07-12-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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Tranny flush

When flushing the tranny and puttin gin new fluid, would it make sense to flush it with a few quarts of motor oil and then put in MTL, to cut down on cost
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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can someone help me figure out how to flush the tranny? i can't find any spot to drain, nor pour more fluid into it...

ps it's an automagic.
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automatic trans flushes are done with a machine usually through the cooler lines.

to just do a drain and refill, you have to drop the pan, there should be a trans fluid dipstick...this is where you would fill it from.

Dave, are you talking about the flush procedure with MTF 0063? The first time i switched to it, I just put it in. THe second time I did do the flush. Flushing with motor oil would reall do much for the switch over procedure
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^when changing types of oil, the idea behind flushing the transmission is to get rid of the old oil, since synthetic/dino are not compataible.
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^when changing types of oil, the idea behind flushing the transmission is to get rid of the old oil, since synthetic/dino are not compataible.
that synthetic/dino not compatible BS...is a myth.

i mean comeon they sell blends....

synthetic is still hydrocarbons....just reformed into equal length chains
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Unless my tranny came with the MTF in it, im assuming it has something else, so yeah I'd be switching over. So Josh you meant it WOULDN't do much flushing with motor oil, since I'mk trying to make all the fluid the same, so its best to do it with the kind you're switching to
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meh youd probably be fine just dumping the new stuff in. After I did my clutch thats what I did, and I had no problems. Yea my trans blew up the 3 months later, but that wasnt related to fluid as it was a diff pin problem not a syncro problem
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You could drain, put in the new stuff and drive it for a few weeks, then drain and fill again if you really want to get all the old stuff out.

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I combine Josh and Toby's ideas, thanks guys It also accomodates my short funds cause that fluid isn't cheap when you're dumping a bunch down the drain
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