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Is it crucial to do a complete ATF readjust at a particular milage? If so how much ATF would certainly I should do a finish change. Additionally does it have to be ATF +4 or would certainly some thing else work simply as well. ThanksMike
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I recommend flushing the transmission at 50,000 miles. Just dropping the pan and also filling it back up only gets about 35% that the full fluid volume which is around 5 quarts. A do the washing up will get the fluid in the converter and cooler as well. You need to use ATF +4 due to the fact that of the friction modifiers. Here"s a list of the authorized ATF+4 brands. Http://www.snucongo.org/showthread.php?t=46400
What is the best way to do the washing up the tranny system without havint to take it come a shop? how much liquid will it take it to carry out a finish flush?
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difficult to north all fluid your self because half the fluid is in the lines/cooler/torque converter.i salary the 150 bucks to have actually it purged on a dialisis form machine no all places have actually these and also dont tell you if u not ask. If u do it yourself an altering the filters and 5 -6 quarts the come out should be every u need unless ur liquid is brown or burned . Or( this is no recomended through me),, may be part 1 else deserve to weigh in on this, but i have actually seen backyard mechanics run vehicle un hook infectious diseases worldwide line causing cooler let drain while including fluid until it ended up being clean liquid again. Sounds choose it could cause a trouble if done incorrectly...
Quantity 5-6 quarts?
My neighborhood parts home looked that up and also said that my 2010 1500 would need 6.5 quarts the tranny fluid for the change, very comparable to what"s been indicated here. I adjusted both filters and also put 7 quarts in and it quiet barley touches the stick. Ns mean, it"s quite simple, crank the truck, allow it warm up, run it through the gears, traction the rod out, wipe it, placed it ago in, traction it earlier out and observe the level ~ above the stick. Any kind of suggestions?
My local parts residence looked that up and also said the my 2010 1500 would require 6.5 quarts that tranny fluid for the change, very comparable to what"s been shown here. I changed both filters and put 7 quarts in and it tho barley touches the stick. I mean, it"s quite simple, crank the truck, allow it warmth up, run it through the gears, traction the rod out, wipe it, put it back in, pull it earlier out and observe the level ~ above the stick. Any kind of suggestions?
How lengthy did friend let it drainpipe for? A typical pan autumn on an RFE does certainly require about 6-1/2 quarts to refill, but if friend let it drainpipe for a lengthy time, friend can get up to half of the fluid in the converter to drainpipe out also (it drips out very slowly end time). So that might require a couple of extra quarts.
How long did friend let it drainpipe for? A common pan fall on one RFE does undoubtedly require around 6-1/2 quarts to refill, yet if friend let it drain for a lengthy time, you can get up to fifty percent of the fluid in the converter to drain out too (it drips out really slowly end time). So that could require a few extra quarts.
Is a passive drain like this sufficient? execute you recommend a power flush? I"ve heard lot of of opinions on power flushing, part claiming that this can dislodge corpuscle that could gum points up.
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I to buy my filter ( 2 ) appropriate from the dealership, just since they are close byI take it my 2009 ram w/ the 545RFE come a Speed/Dyno shop the did a full flush through a machineit has not offered me a single problem, before or afterI used Royal Purple transmission Fluid, i additionally used imperial Purple in the behind differential, darn ingredient is expensiveYou should recognize that they do filters because that 2 wheel journey or 4 wheel driveThe spin on filter works on both typesThe flat filter because that the 2X4 is skinnier than the 4X4 filterI now have 122,400 mile on my lamb & i am walk to readjust the filters again, i should have actually done it at 100,000 miles
2016 lamb 3.0 diesel 3.55 w/LSD, G2 tonneau, Line-X, Weathertech mats, Mag-Hytec differential cover, Nfab bars, CB radio, EGR pest deflector
Is a passive drain like this sufficient? perform you recommend a power flush? I"ve heard lot of of opinions on power flushing, some claiming that this deserve to dislodge corpuscle that could gum points up.

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The main recommendation is for a an easy pan drop and also filter change. I cannot offer you a referral either way for a "power flush" due to the fact that I am not acquainted with the details on exactly how these equipments hook up and also operate. However I doubt in many situations the primary duty of the "power flush" machines is to just to rise the dealer benefit on the fluid change (by justifying a higher charge, while at the same time saving them the time and expense of doing the filter change).If you are concerned about residual fluid in the converter, then ns would carry out a normal pan drop and filter change, add the same amount of fluid as girlfriend drained out, climate disconnect among the cooler lines (at any kind of convenient point), plug the return side so the infectious diseases worldwide pump doesn"t suck air, start the engine and also let it idle in Park, and also add new fluid under the dipstick tube as it pumps out the cooler line. When you get about one gallon out of the cooler line (two gallons because that a diesel), shut the down, reconnect the cooler line, and set the proper fluid level. You need to then have basically all brand-new fluid in her trans.For reference, the upper line at the trans end on the RFE is the "out" line, and also the reduced line is the return line. Also note that if you have actually a thermal Bypass Valve (TBV, i beg your pardon is one H-shaped block the aluminum somewhere in the center of the cooler lines), you need to disconnect the line somewhere in between the TBV and also the trans, not between TBV and also the cooler.