Okay what's the thought process........
FRANK-D-TANK said:We Replace Trannies Monthly At Our Shop Because They Were Not Maintained, Atf Is A Petroleum, It Breaks Down When It Gets Hot And Or Dirty. It Gets Dirty From Internal Transmission Wear. Why Do You Think They Put A Filter In There???? Now Given Better Fluids Are Now Put In Vehicles, Such As Synthetics,, And Aftermarket Additives, And Dual Filters Are Normaly The Case On Diesel Trucks,, In Normal Driving Conditions. Longer Change Intervels Are A Reality. Me,, Under Heavy Towing, Or Loaded Conditions, The Fluid Will Get Hot, Break Down, And If Left Unchanged, Will Eat Up A Transmission.. I Do Mine Every 30 Or 40 K.. I Reccomend The Same To All Of Our Customers.. Synthetics Can Go Much Longer In Transmissions,, 50k To 100k Depending On Driving Habits.. Fact,, Number One Cause Of Transmission Failure Is Heat, Heat Breaks Down The Fluid, When Fluids Shot, The Trans Is Headed South.. I Get My Paycheck Because People Did Not Do Reccomened Maintence, ..
Good point. One other very important point even the other professionals don't get: Clutch lining and metal from locking torque converters doesn't go directly to the pan filter. I make changes in my rebuilds so that doesn't happen.fellro86 said:Look at it like this, the oil lubricates the trans bearings, bushings and pumps. The filter strains the clutch material that wears off out of the oil, and also the metal that wears off. If you never change the fluid in the trans, you never put fresh lube in, and never change the filter. Would you do that to your motor? I doubt it, so why do so many think it is a good idea to not change the trans fluid?