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quick AT/ATF question

Post by Clemens » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:49 pm

I drain and refill the usual 3.2 liters of ATF yearly. Every year, there is some sludge and small metallic particles/flakes on the drain plug's magnet. The ATF, although pretty red, has a greyish metallic sparkle in the drain pan.
The car has 200.000 miles and I drive approx 5 to 8.000 miles a year with it. Tranny shifts great.

Is this normal wear for a well maintained car or is this something to worry about?


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Re: quick AT/ATF question  Topic is solved

Post by ecbsykes » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Normal.

These cars don't really have ATF filters, so as the miles add up, bits of metal wear/tear add up and create an exponential cycle of wear. I've been using a Magnefine inline filter on mine that features more powerful magnetic filter and to a paper element. In my mind, it's far better to have that stuff removed instead of just building up and creating more wear.

I wouldn't worry. You're already doing far better than most people with those regular drain and fills.
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Re: quick AT/ATF question

Post by Eddystone » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 am

ecbsykes wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Normal.

These cars don't really have ATF filters, so as the miles add up, bits of metal wear/tear add up and create an exponential cycle of wear. I've been using a Magnefine inline filter on mine that features more powerful magnetic filter and to a paper element. In my mind, it's far better to have that stuff removed instead of just building up and creating more wear.

I wouldn't worry. You're already doing far better than most people with those regular drain and fills.
ecbsykes, what size Magnefine filter did you use, and where did you install it?


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Re: quick AT/ATF question

Post by ecbsykes » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:46 pm

Eddystone wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 am
ecbsykes wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Normal.

These cars don't really have ATF filters, so as the miles add up, bits of metal wear/tear add up and create an exponential cycle of wear. I've been using a Magnefine inline filter on mine that features more powerful magnetic filter and to a paper element. In my mind, it's far better to have that stuff removed instead of just building up and creating more wear.

I wouldn't worry. You're already doing far better than most people with those regular drain and fills.
ecbsykes, what size Magnefine filter did you use, and where did you install it?
3/8" and it's installed on the transmission return line (from the radiator cooler).


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