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Old 07-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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auto trans Pan drain valve for flushing

Im thinking about installing a B&M drain plug kit in my trans pan. My thinking is to use this for flushing out the old fluid.
Does anyone have any experience in doing this ?



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Old 07-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Those plugs often leak.
I find it pretty easy to remove the cooler return line from the ATX.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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When you drop the pan, you can change the filter and remove all the metallic sludge that accumulates around the pan magnet........
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Yes, but getting the fluid out before dropping the pan is always less messy.
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The B&M plug kinda sucks. Too thick, you leave whatever oil is lower than the thickness of the inside nut. The nylon washer cannot be tightened as much as needed either. You want really tight there because you have to loosen the plug while holding the outer nut or the outer nut spins free and then loose, the only resolution then is to pull pan again. You can even slightly loosen it using the double wrench method since the nylon gives with time. The plug is also low enough it can snag things to wreak havoc with pan depending on where you locate it.

I make up my own by shortening inside nut height and aluminum washer for no give and super tight and an allen plug used after tapping the 1/8" NPT slightly deeper. Then no plug sticking out, entire assembly tight as sh-t and the oil pretty much all drains out. Fixture located about in middle to take advantage of the stock installed trans angle, the trans will rub back surface before fixture contact, it also clears inside filter and any thing else. Two cars fitted up and not a drop leaked.
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