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my pan gasket was leaking after I installed the new solenoid kit. So I picked up a filter kit from auto zone that had rubber pan gasket & just installed the filter that came in the kit. Don't know name brand
 

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Yup, Wix all the way here!

FYI, the carded gaskets are actually "better".
 

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Internal tranny filters are only there to keep large particles out. They do not filter like a oil filter. The magnet in the pan is there to grab the metal particulates.

The best gasket is the oem gasket. Imbedded double o ring in the plastic.

 

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install an inline filter in the cooler line
far more effective at filtering out the small stuff and steel magnetic cuttings.

ATF wil last much longer before being overloaded with clutch band friction wear material

 

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AFE makes a tranny filter. I know there exspensive but haven't heard of anyone thats used em. I like the idea of an in-line kit. BD has one but they sure are proud of it. Anybody found a cheaper kit?
 

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I'm using a brass screen in mine that Dave Goerend gave me to put in after the trans was broken in. I just clean it out every time I drop the pan and reinstall it. Seems to be working great so far. 60K miles on it now.
 

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steelhead01 what company makes the kit you have pictured?
 
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Remember that you need a filter setup with a bypass built in, if not and it clogs then no more fluid movement and you have a bigger problem. There are a few online already, here is one:
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=797

Little pricey but from what I hear it has everything, I also priced building similar setup and I was within $25 of this style kit.
 

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yup....i've had an fs2500 on my 48re since day one...now at 111,xxx miles and still running smooth and strong as ever. think'n about upgrading TC, and VB soon so i can play w/ the higher levels of the BD
 

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Remember that you need a filter setup with a bypass built in, if not and it clogs then no more fluid movement and you have a bigger problem. There are a few online already, here is one:
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=797

Little pricey but from what I hear it has everything, I also priced building similar setup and I was within $25 of this style kit.
For $200, I think that is well worth it... especially for some of us that have a $5,000+ transmission
 

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One of the off road mags I subscribe to did an article on filtration last month. The bottom line is that the pan filters only filter down to ~200 microns. Something like 80 percent of contaminants in the fluid are metal, with most of of that being iron. Bottom line, the crap the magnet gets is most of the stuff, but clutch material and other crap can still float around the system.

There is an inline filter you can buy from Mopar that has a filter (goes to something like 20 microns) with a bypass and a magnet. It looked pretty small and was a one time use deal (can't clean it). I just bought a remote filter kit:

B&M Remote Transmission Filter 80277 : eBay Motors (item 390143986376 end time Jan-18-10 17:34:17 PST)

I am going to try to find a compatible Racor filter.

The filter they used in the magazine reduced the amount of contaminants by at least 75% over a few hundred miles.
 

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Clean oil means less wear.
Especially important in heavy duty applications. Used by Original Equipment Manufacturers after automatic transmission overhauls.
A strong Barium Ferrite Magnet captures 99.9% of the harmful metal particles while a 25 micron paper filter element captures clutch fibers, dirt, etc.
Integrated by-pass valve ensures oil flow even if the filter is plugged!
600 PSI burst pressure!
Filter kit includes: Filter, fittings, hose and hose clamps.


 
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