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Old 09-02-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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A Somewhat Obscure Tekonsha Accessory

While doing some routine maintenance on the t/v to-day, I realized it was time to change the remote trans. filter. This was one of the first towing upgrades I did back in 1995 when we got the new Burb to tow our first A/S. Back then the Chevrolet Suburban was known as the "official" A/S t/v, and it just seemed like a good investment at the time. The temp gauge was the most important feature. If the grey matter serves me right, it was a J.C. Whitney item. Wev'e just turned 170k on the Burb, I can't prove that the filter has done anything to extend trans life, but being able to monitor the temp has supplied some piece of mind over these many miles! I haven't seen the unit in any of the recent Tekonsha catalogs, but a very similar unit is available on-line at Bulkpart Transmission Parts for about $90.00. If your rig doesn't have one, you might consider it, the piece of mind is worth the investment!!

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Old 09-02-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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The trans temp gauge is a cool thing.
My new Chevy Silverado has the trans temp built into the Driver Information Center.
I would really like to find that trans filter set-up too! That looks like a good add-on.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
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The trans temp gauge is a cool thing.
My new Chevy Silverado has the trans temp built into the Driver Information Center.
I would really like to find that trans filter set-up too! That looks like a good add-on.
Thanks for sharing.
B & M Transmission makes a remote mount # 80277 which handles the Fram ph8 filter.
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i hope those are auto bypass if the filter plugs.

and i think i would look for something other than a fram for it.

good concept overall!

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B & M Transmission makes a remote mount # 80277 which handles the Fram ph8 filter.
The link for Bulkparts transmission parts won't up load for whatever reason. If ya want to ck it out, just Google. There is also a filter only version. And yes make sure you use a filter with a by-pass valve. Remember-out from the trans,into the filter-out to the cooler for the most accurate temp reading. BE SAFE.....KEEP STREAM'N
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