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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2006, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Auxiliary transmission filter, Should I ?

2001 S10 crew cab 4wd w/automatic transmission.

I plan on adding a B&M aftermarket transmission cooler and a temperature guage to hopefully extend the life of the transmission.

I am debating on adding a Perma-Cool remote mount transmission filter while I am at it. They have one with a built in temperature sensor.

Some have told me that the external filter may restrict the flow and do more harm than good. Others have said it would not restrict it and could only help.

I would like to hear your opinion.

BTW my wife runs this truck on a 115 mile rural mail route with 450 boxes and a lot of East Texas dirt roads every day.

Thanks, James
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Re: Auxiliary transmission filter, Should I ?

I would personally keep the filter inside. If you get an aftermarket trans pan with a drain hole changing the filter is not very hard. going slow i can change the filter on my truck in a half hour. you have to change the ATF anyway, and the pan has to come down. you might as well just replace the filter then when you are inside.
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Re: Auxiliary transmission filter, Should I ?

I'm not planning on taking out the internal filter. The remote filter would be in addition to the existing and in line with the aftermarket cooler. I'm just not sure there would be anything to gain by doing this.

An aftermarket pan is something I didn't think about. I see one in the catalog that adds 2 quarts capacity and is finned for additional cooling.

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Re: Auxiliary transmission filter, Should I ?

i would personally just stick with an aftermarket pan and oil cooler. summit racing sells good pans, i've picked up 2 from them. i don't know much about adding extra filters, so i can't really say there.
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Still looking for other opinions...

I would like to hear what you think.

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