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Home Tranny Flush? Amsoil?

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Home Tranny Flush? Amsoil?

Anyone do the home tranny flush per Amsoil's instructions? if so how did it go? im thinking about doing it soon but just wondered if anyone else tried it and how it went?
 
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glad to be of service, hope i told ya some useful info
 
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lol thanks andy.
 
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My g/f works at a Ford dealership, so I just let her ho my truck out and let them do it there.
 
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ive never tried it, the concept seems like it should work, but ive always just taken it in to be flushed, wiht my own fluid
 
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well bob i need some fluid from ya. hit me up sometime soon. im gonna give it a try.
 
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I did this about 1 month ago, it went very well, I was expecting the fluid to "eject" out of the tranny cooler line, however it just kinda "flows" out at a gentle pace. There didn't seem to be any issues with orchestrating the whole thing, however I would probably recommend 3 people. 1 to sit in the cab to start or stop the engine, just in case. The other 2 to monitor the fluid exchange operation. I did it with 2 and it wasn't too bad, just might be easier having an extra set of hands and/or not having to run to the cab to shut it off!!!

Make sure you use a 5 gallon bucket or have a HUGE drainpan to catch the fluid, also get a good flexible funnel that reaches the tranny dipstick tube easily. By far the best $5-10 investman you can make in the process.
 
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not sure what amsoil's instructions say to do, but the easiest way I have found is to remove the trans pan, remove the lines from the side of the case that go to the cooler and put a light but steady flow of air to one of the lines until all the fluid is out. I also like to drain the converter if it happens to be one that still has a drain plug in it. you can carfully use a large flat screwdriver to rotate the converter arount to see if you have the drain plug, it has a small square head on it. if you choose to do this, be carefull of the sheetmetal balancing weights that are spot welded to the converter body, I found out the hard way that they are very sharp!
 
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Yes I did. It went well, but I ended up with air bubles in the system that caused a nasty transmition slip for over a week.
 
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are you sure you had air bubbles? did you run through all gears and run the engine/trans to normal operating temps. while adding the fluid to the correct level? I've never heard of air bubbles being an issue in trans. fluid changes. The dipstick tube does not have any fluid in it, so under pressure, any air bubbles would bleed off. not to mention that you converter, trans, and all the lines are not filled compleatly when parked and not under pressure from the pump in the trans, therfor, air pockets exist in the system normally.

Also, if the trans fluid has not been changed regulary and you have excessive miles on it, sometimes a fluid change causes all kinds of problems.
 
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Originally Posted by rngprerunner
Yes I did. It went well, but I ended up with air bubles in the system that caused a nasty transmition slip for over a week.
same here.. i bleed it more and added some more and it went away... And yea, 3 people would be best.. i had 2, and we were kinda run'n around
 
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