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Magnefine Trans Filter... YEs or NO?

I picked on up and then was looking for info on flow direction in the trans cooler lines and figured I would throw it in there when I did the 6L cooler install. While looking for flow direction in the cooler lines I noticed a few guys on the forums saying they wouldn't use them if they were free and also noted that they have been known for over heating trannys.
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I have one on my truck and I have had no issues. Hottest transmission temp I have seen was 164 on a 100 degree day. The filter definitely seems to do its job, when I dropped the when to change the fluid, it looked clean enough to eat off of. I must say I was very impressed. I change it out on an annual basis 25-30k miles or so.

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I was using on until I read some articles that changed my mind, one being that Brian from BTS doesn't recommend using them. I changed my fluid every 16,000 miles because I tow alot, so I'm not going to give the fluid enough time too get dirty. Magnafine does recommend something like 12,000 mile intervals.

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I was using on until I read some articles that changed my mind, one being that Brian from BTS doesn't recommend using them. I changed my fluid every 16,000 miles because I tow alot, so I'm not going to give the fluid enough time too get dirty. Magnafine does recommend something like 12,000 mile intervals.
I was looking for some of the bad reviews but can't seem to find any, one the the reasons for this post!
I think I am just going to wait and get a kit like the spin-on dieselsite sells.

For the little extra cash up front = better/cheaper filters. Was thinking about just piecing one together but when supporting vendors like Dieselsite.com and Riffraff.com do the leg work and sel the stuff for decent/great prices and then support the hobby/job of owning these old (and new) trucks its worth a few extra dollars.

Anyway bran new 1/2" magnefine for sale!!!

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I was looking for some of the bad reviews but can't seem to find any, one the the reasons for this post!
I think I am just going to wait and get a kit like the spin-on dieselsite sells.

For the little extra cash up front = better/cheaper filters. Was thinking about just piecing one together but when supporting vendors like Dieselsite.com and Riffraff.com do the leg work and sel the stuff for decent/great prices and then support the hobby/job of owning these old (and new) trucks its worth a few extra dollars.

Anyway bran new 1/2" magnefine for sale!!!
It's Murphy's law, I one night found a thread and seemed like alot of guys where trashing the Magnafine filter like they do a K&N filter. Now I can't find it too save my life

I'm all about doing whatever I can too make my truck last as long as possible, that's why i change the fluid more frequently than years ago, something about spending almost $5000 on a new transmission when if I had changed the fluid more often and had a 6.0L cooler I bet my stock tranny would still be going

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Some of the later years of the 4R100 had a Magnafine filter from the factory. They actually have the Ford logo on the body of the filter. Mine is the 1/2" version for less restriction and the have a built in pressure bypass if it gets clogged.
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I thought the 7.3 had 3/8 tranny lines?

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I thought the 7.3 had 3/8 tranny lines?
They are but if you swap out for the 6.0L cooler it has 1/2" lines, so maybe that's where he has is plumbed in.

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i just found one on my truck the other day, god knows how long its been there.. guess ill buy a new one and replace it. But ive never had any ill effects of it..

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I was using on until I read some articles that changed my mind, one being that Brian from BTS doesn't recommend using them. I changed my fluid every 16,000 miles because I tow alot, so I'm not going to give the fluid enough time too get dirty. Magnafine does recommend something like 12,000 mile intervals.
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Some of the later years of the 4R100 had a Magnafine filter from the factory. They actually have the Ford logo on the body of the filter. Mine is the 1/2" version for less restriction and the have a built in pressure bypass if it gets clogged.
Ford no longer uses or recommends them.
when I got my HD4R100 installed, one was not installed. I thought the dealer that installed it screwed up and was BSing me about them not using them anymore (it was on the install instructions for these transmissions at one point). I spoke with someone at Ford Customer Service and they confirmed that they no longer used or recommended them. Their reason was that people did not realize they were there or they never bothered changing them and they would eventually clog, causing the transmission fluid flow to use the by-pass line with an end result of overheating.


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