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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you change you auto transmission fluids.
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How often do you change you auto transmission fluids.

I get it flushed once a yr on both my trucks - to change 100% of the fluid.

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I get it flushed once a yr on both my trucks - to change 100% of the fluid.
Where do you have this service done is it expensive
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Where do you have this service done is it expensive
The most expensive part is buying all the fluid. I believe Mobil1 was $6 a qt last time I did it. You have to buy 15 qts so thats about $100 on the fluid.

Im pretty sure they charge me $50 for the flush.
So its about $150

I get it done at a place called "TuffY"
Its a jiffy-lube style quick oil change joint.

The machine they use hooks up to existing tranny fluid lines and uses the idling of the truck to pump the old fluid into the machine and replace it with new.

There are other tranny flush machines that work different and might not be such a good idea.

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Mine is done every 20,000 miles. Which translates into once a year. And it is done at the shop that rebuilt it.

Total cost is $125 for dino oil, or $200 for syntetic.

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When I got my BTS, Brian said that the Mobil 1 I put in should be good for 50,000 miles.

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I flush mine once a year. It cost me $100 for synthetic and I do it my self with the flush proceedure that Mark wrote up.(sticky thread) Very helpful and worked great for me.

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15k fluid
30k fluid filter
BTS trans dino oil


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Once a yr... Just before winter. I just drain the pan via the plug. Change my spin on filter. And add 2 gals of Amsoil TD.

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Mine is a manual tranny,...and I beat on mine pretty hard...so I change it every 20-25k





Most automatic transmissions fail due to a breakdown of the transmission fluid (oil) caused by overheating. This chart provides a graphic display of heat's contribution to transmission failure.
The effect is also cumulative. Short term exposure to high heat levels (or even prolonged exposure to moderate heat) can break down the oil to the point where even very short episodes of overheating will lead to failure.


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