I'm hoping maybe someone here can shed some light on this topic or add to it. Some fast-lube centers offer this approach. As for the fluid advice. Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker.
Pretty cool feature I think. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments. On that note, I stumbled onto such a mate-up. I believe that there are fluid standards and companies like Amsoil reproduce add to these formulas with their own additives to reduce wear and shed heat easier. I threw a couple small parts at it and in doing so I realized overall wear was a factor and I think a bad seal deep within needed replaced. The new system should hold around 15 quarts give or take a little. Dodge set out to revise this attitude with the release of the 6.
I will say that many fleet operators have a strong affinity for Valvoline products. I'm more about the science. Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these capacities may vary. Of course, this is measured at the flywheel so, with an automatic transmission and drivetrain taken into consideration, you have to subtract roughly 25% of that number to figure your power at the rear whee … ls. Well its been a busy year and I haven't got to post much so today I'm going to try and catch up haha. Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. I think it just had a few weak parts that didn't like additional pressure.
I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. For automatic transmissions, here's the Valvoline approach:. It was normally paired with the 4. But I'm no expert nor do I have the ability or time to contact every person for their companies research paperwork lol. Let me know what you all think and if you can point me in the direction of other topics here to research that would be great. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me.
Much like engine oils, coolant and fuel itself. There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually. Okay back to the topic lol. Anyway, i have several early model Dakotas, notably from 1991 to 1995, and one 2000 Dakota, and i have went through a host of transmission issues with them. Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful.
The solenoid pack is mounted directly to the valve body; its connector protrudes from a hole on the left side of the transmission. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Well, the folks at Dodge claim that the 4. I know companies like Royal Purple have testing facilities and groups of mad scientist cooking stuff up and trying it out. This article needs additional citations for. So it basically depends on what you are going to tow.
Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. The name refers to its design and Full Electronic control system. Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. I know the topic is fluid and I will get to that. As always, if you are uncertain as to what products are best for you, do not hesitate to give us a call or send an e-mail to and we would be more than happy to help. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. The load weight is critical and goes from 2,000 to 30,000 lbs.
Flushing is useful because the machine will exchange the fluid in both the transmission unit and the torque converter. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. Over the next 2 days I plan on getting the swap completed. The lesson was that companies like Valvoline offer specific lubricants for distinct applications. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. The external filter is a screw in style with hoses and a remote mount housing.
A variation may be observed from vehicle to vehicle due to manufacturing tolerance and refill procedure. You won't be shy about towing or any 5. Since I'm starting from zero I believe the expense will be justified assuming the top shelf fluids are truly better and not just a promotional stunt. I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. So with that prospect I did some research.
Yes, if I could not find the Mopar label product at a reasonable fare. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival. Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back. Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist. . Sadly this society is more about throw it away after it breaks instead of preventing it from breaking. This uplifting view will come as a shock to those who cruise truck forums and find the cryptic remarks and negative comments about these transmissions.