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Old 01-24-2011, 04:03 PM
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Unhappy particles in tranny fluid

I have a 6.4 with the 5r110 in it.
I was checking my tranny fluid level today and it had these small dark gritty red particles on the dip stick. I am guessing they are clutch particles I am just wondering how bad this is.
I have been searching the forums like crazy and I feel like I am getting mixed answers. I don't know if I should get a full flush done on it at the dealer or just drop the pan in my driveway and replace the internal filter ( I don't have the external filter) and replace the 8-9 quarts.

The truck has 50k on the odometer. I bought it used and the prior owner did have a tuner on it, but he only had the spartan 210 and 150 on it. It sits on 37's which doesn't help either. I just want to stretch the life outta this tranny as long as I can until I upgrade with a suncoast.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:06 PM
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Same thing on mine, showed the Service Tech when I took it in and he said it's rust in the dipstick tube. If you drain the pan it will take around 7qts to refill. I drained mine and did not see the same reddish brown particles in the fluid. Haven't had the time to see how feasable it is to remove the dipstick tube with the cab on, so if anyone knows if it's possible please let me know. Hope this helps.


*Edit not 100% on the 7qts, you may be right but mine to 7 to refill it*
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:33 AM
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that's a relief.
thanks for the info
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that's a relief.
thanks for the info
maybe take a look at this. i am going to get one.

http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=763
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My truck had the same thing when I bought it used, needless to say it freaked me out a little. I took it by the dealer and was told it was rust in the dipstick tube. I had the transmission flushed and a new dipstick tube installed and already have rust again on the dipstick!
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:23 PM
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My truck had the same thing when I bought it used, needless to say it freaked me out a little. I took it by the dealer and was told it was rust in the dipstick tube. I had the transmission flushed and a new dipstick tube installed and already have rust again on the dipstick!
Sounds good
I'm gonna drop the pan, replace the filter and see how much that helps. I don't really want to put my DPF back on to go to the dealer, but I will if that doesn't solve the problem.

Thanks for all the info
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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Yup I had some flakes when I pull stick out too. Its from the tube.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:29 PM
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bpb424, " i don;t have the external filter" I thought all 5r110's had an external filter. Follow your cooler lines from tranny to front cooler to see.
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only the job 1 trucks in '08 have the external filter
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