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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject:  External Transmission Filters Reply with quote

Has anyone ever used one of these external transmission filters before?

http://www.amazon.com/80277-Un.....dp_product

I saw it when I purchased a transmission pan drain plug kit. I orginally wanted to put the drain plug in so I could drain the pan first before dropping it and replacing hte internal filter. Then I thought, what if I remove the internal filter, install this external filter, then I can to trans fluid and filter changes as easily as oil changes.

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That won't work on the 4T65E. You would have tap the filtered fluid return in the trans and then find a way to get the return line through the pan while maintaining a perfect seal.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

This filter does not replace the Internal Filter. This Filter splices into the Transmission Cooling lines and filters the fluid as it exits and returns to the transmission.

Taking the internal filter out will run the transmission dry as the fliud pick up tube is actually the filter. Or you would have to build a pick up that would replace the internal filter.

It is added filtering not a total replacement. but might be a good idea if you put the trans though hard duty.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

An external filter presents an additional restriction to the pump. These transmissions are far more likely to have problems that stem from running hot and over heating rather than a lack of filtering. If you want to increase transmission life you are going to be better off adding a transmission cooler over an external filter.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thank you for the input, guys. My idea was less "adding protection" and more "adding convenience” to a fluid and filter change. I am still going to add the drain plug to the transmission pan to eliminate that mess.

So, do you guys really believe that a trans cooler is worth putting on an Impala? It’s not like I tow a jet ski or anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Billoftt wrote:
Thank you for the input, guys. My idea was less "adding protection" and more "adding convenience” to a fluid and filter change. I am still going to add the drain plug to the transmission pan to eliminate that mess.

So, do you guys really believe that a trans cooler is worth putting on an Impala? It’s not like I tow a jet ski or anything.


IMO it's always good to drop the pan and clean off the inside of the pan. Get all that crud out.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

pushrod, i totally agree with you about the crud, but if he has a drain plug he can at least evacuate the fluid first so it isn't such a potentially sloppy job dropping the pan with all the fluid in it. never been one of my favorite chores, and i've always wondered why there wasn't some sort of drain in tranny pans in the first place. peace, john

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

jgilius wrote:
pushrod, i totally agree with you about the crud, but if he has a drain plug he can at least evacuate the fluid first so it isn't such a potentially sloppy job dropping the pan with all the fluid in it. never been one of my favorite chores, and i've always wondered why there wasn't some sort of drain in tranny pans in the first place. peace, john


And that was my original thought I had that inspired me to install the drain plug. I just saw the filer and thought, "Hey..."
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