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Seen this 17 minute YouTube vid on at home tranny flush for our 5r110w.

It's about 3 years old, anyways thoughts on this?

Stupid? waste of time? A lie?

Or legit way to change out the tranny fluid?

https://youtu.be/HGs6v_yztWw
 

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I think regular fluid and filter changes are sufficient. However if I were inclined to do a flush, I’d start on a warm truck, start it with a return line disconnected, and add fluid through the dipstick until it flowed clean. Then drop the pan and change filters, but I’m a bit OCD about regular maintenance so I revert to my first sentence.
 

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Best transmission flush process:


I gotta admit that I didn't watch all of what you posted, but I made sure it wasn't the same video as the one I posted.

Also - folks had better not leave the bypass filter out unless they install the 08 pan and filter.
 

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Seen this 17 minute YouTube vid on at home tranny flush for our 5r110w.

It's about 3 years old, anyways thoughts on this?

Stupid? waste of time? A lie?

Or legit way to change out the tranny fluid?

https://youtu.be/HGs6v_yztWw
I have a problem with blowing out the cooler the way he did. First is moisture, I drain my compressor tank pretty regular, and then it goes thru a dryer before it goes to the hose. Even with that, in these humid summer months I can trigger my air gun at times and see the moisture come out. Second, normal shop air is over 100 psi. If you want to do what the video shows, add another dryer/regulator and don't blow much over 3-5 psi thru the cooler.
Also why wouldn't you install a new bypass TP filter? You have it open, put a new element in there. :doh:

IMO after watching them both, I like the one posted by @bismic better. Never thought of the 3/4" tubing idea, that'll safely get more out than just a pan drop.
 
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Where is the thermostat located in the system?
 

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I think regular fluid and filter changes are sufficient. However if I were inclined to do a flush, I’d start on a warm truck, start it with a return line disconnected, and add fluid through the dipstick until it flowed clean. Then drop the pan and change filters, but I’m a bit OCD about regular maintenance so I revert to my first sentence.
you can not get the transmission warm enough while sitting in a driveway doing a flush for the cooler circuit to remain fully open

that why these need the heated flush or the direct filter tube refill trick ( I think Bismic posted a link )
 

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Where is the thermostat located in the system?
the cooler circuit system control is not able to be manually bypassed or manipulated with electronics

i wish it was that easy
I know that. I was just wondering where the thermostat is in the system. And the tube trick in the system, how does it get the fluid that the thermostat has blocked while it’s closed. I’m just trying to figure out how this makes for a complete system flush.
 

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Best transmission flush process:


I gotta admit that I didn't watch all of what you posted, but I made sure it wasn't the same video as the one I posted.

Also - folks had better not leave the bypass filter out unless they install the 08 pan and filter.
I like that one, simpler.

I haven't searched yet but we are on the subject, the 08 pan filter upgrade will it be to tall for the 2wd trucks?

My 06 DRW is 2wd and the 08 pan upgradee as I understand is deeper and was wondering would I have problems with hitting/scrapping the upgrade pan do to clearance issues?
 

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I like that one, simpler.

I haven't searched yet but we are on the subject, the 08 pan filter upgrade will it be to tall for the 2wd trucks?

My 06 DRW is 2wd and the 08 pan upgradee as I understand is deeper and was wondering would I have problems with hitting/scrapping the upgrade pan do to clearance issues?
i think the only part that is deeper is the pocket where the filter sits

i can't see 2wdtrucks using another style pan and and filter ?
 

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I like that one, simpler.

I haven't searched yet but we are on the subject, the 08 pan filter upgrade will it be to tall for the 2wd trucks?

My 06 DRW is 2wd and the 08 pan upgradee as I understand is deeper and was wondering would I have problems with hitting/scrapping the upgrade pan do to clearance issues?
i think the only part that is deeper is the pocket where the filter sits

i can't see 2wdtrucks using another style pan and and filter ?
Ok I see they are pretty much the same.

My understanding was wrong thanks for clearing it.👍
 

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you can not get the transmission warm enough while sitting in a driveway doing a flush for the cooler circuit to remain fully open

that why these need the heated flush or the direct filter tube refill trick ( I think Bismic posted a link )
Need wouldn’t be the word choice I would use. Sitting in park or moving in gear aren’t prerequisites for the bypass to open. As long as the fluid is warm enough it will open; it doesn’t matter how that’s accomplished. To say it won’t is like saying the coolant thermostat won’t open under the same conditions.
Barring a transmission debris or contamination, a flush is unnecessary with regular maintenance. The flush theory is a good marketing campaign though. A lot like organic beef.
 

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you better not leave the bypass filter out even with the 08 an and filter unless you remove the bypass manifold also and run straight lines to and from the cooler
No restriction issue with keeping the toilet/bypass filter along with the update pan and better internal filter, it still works?

His reason for leaving it out and that it is useless doesn't make reason.
 

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if you leave it out the fluid will take the path of the least resistance and that is right back to the transmission skipping the coolers

I can vouch for this i did some flow test for fun and used clear tube and with the filter out no fluid went to the coolers

others have reported overheating after removing that filter
 

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He’s correct on that, the _ _ _ _ski engineer guy w/transmission explained how that went.
Why are you worried about your trans pan getting crushed. The bell housing will get sheared off long before along with radius arms oil pan of engine. That thing laying on the frame all ghetto like ? ?
Rock crawler F250 ? It’s so unlikely in stock form and almost impossible lifted 4”-6” with balloon tires.
Good luck and hang ten & smoke em if you got em.
 

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Frank has done a great job of coming up with that flushing procedure and doing the video. It similar to the trans flush that was thought of on the Escapes, but there the fluid lines are used rather then dropping the pan. It may not get absolutely all the fluid, but by percentage does way better then the repeat events as Acura has you do on like the MDX.

A few years back I did a video on the trans filter change. Most here already know all this, but it might help someone who’s looking at this the first time. The one thing I did not include was a warning to continue to use the remote filter for the reasons ZMANN noted.


 
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