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Old 06-30-2008, 07:32 PM   #15
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If you do put a spin on filter on your transmission you can cut open the old filters to get a good idea of the condition of your transmission. It's a pretty good idea for your engine oil filter too. And it gives you an idea of how well the filter is made, you'd be surprised at the difference between OEM and name brand filters.

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Old 06-30-2008, 08:16 PM   #16
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Metal in Transmission Fluid
Thanks for all the advise,
I got the beast back from the shop, He said there is a filter screen in there already (by factory I do not know) anyway drove it 100 miles no problems,
So the metal was like "chips" not shavings, looks like machining chips about 1/32" wide x 1/4 " long most smaller ??
Total amount of "chips" well you can spread it over a face of a dime to maybe a nickel.
Magnetic ? Yes.
Fluid was clean.
I told him I will replace the fluid in 2 months "If nothing else happens" and see what it looks like.
Two months is an excellent plan. Surprising how many people are resistant to that sort of approach. This ought to ensure you truly have fresh fluid throughout the system.

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The chip was 1/32" x 1/4", but how thin was it? Like aluminum foil thin? Was it steel or aluminum?

If it's steel that type of chip comes from steel on steel rolling (without slippage), so a roller bearing, or from the face of a gear tooth. (The teeth are cut so that they roll on each other.) They aren't any cause for concern unless you're getting lots of them.
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I had my fluid changed after 5000 miles and the good news is that no chips where found the fluid was clean

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