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« on: 06/26/06 09:53 PM »

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I'd like a few opinons as to who makes the best transmission filter out there. There is a lot of competition in oil filters, but if a transmission dies, it's pretty expensive. I'd like to buy a very good transmission filter because it's cheap insurance especially when a service is every 30-50k miles. Amsoil does not make one and neither does K&N.

On this next service I'm going to have a Mag Hytec pan installed a few quarts of synthetic Dextron, might as well spend some more money...
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« Reply #1 on: 06/27/06 04:47 AM »

I haven't looked at the tranny filter for the Avalanche, but most are pretty simple.

The inside of the filter is almost like a piece of tissue paper that's folded over. Any debris gets trapped in-between the folded over layers of "filter media". I've never heard anyone mention differences in filters. I'd just get a new one and not worry about it.
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« Reply #2 on: 06/27/06 07:55 AM »


   I like AC/Delco transmission filters. On visual inspection they appear more substantial than most.
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« Reply #3 on: 06/27/06 06:16 PM »

Oem, can't go wrong.
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« Reply #4 on: 06/27/06 06:28 PM »

biggest killer of tranny is heat, I'd worry more about adding a cooler.
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« Reply #5 on: 06/27/06 08:22 PM »

I reccomend AC/Delco too, Nothing like a perfect fit. Hate when you buy stuff they say yeah its for that vehicle and does not fix correct.

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« Reply #6 on: 06/27/06 10:02 PM »

Thanks folks for all of the input. I do appreciate it. I'll go with the aftermarket deep pan and the Amsoil synthetic fluid. My Av came with the cooler and guage. I just didn't like it going to 195.
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« Reply #7 on: 06/30/06 12:21 AM »

Good Evening,
I'd like a few opinons as to who makes the best transmission filter out there. There is a lot of competition in oil filters, but if a transmission dies, it's pretty expensive. I'd like to buy a very good transmission filter because it's cheap insurance especially when a service is every 30-50k miles. Amsoil does not make one and neither does K&N.

On this next service I'm going to have a Mag Hytec pan installed a few quarts of synthetic Dextron, might as well spend some more money...
Ideas?
Durwin

wow i got 70k on my avy and havent changed it, i dont like anyone doing mechanical work on my baby since there are a lot of shady shops out there.  is it hard to change? is there any guides? what do i need to prolong the tranny? i was thinking of getting a tranny cooler from stylin concepts, it was a 4 row one. any help would be appreaciated thanks!  chevy
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« Reply #8 on: 08/19/06 12:01 PM »

OEM is the best IMO. Also do yourself a HUGE favor. DO NOT USE the cheap after market cork gaskets. Even when torqued properly they split and leak.
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« Reply #9 on: 08/20/06 11:35 AM »

Hello everyone,
I didn't even know that this tread was still going.
Earlier this month I had a transmission flush done with synthetic Amsoil ATF and Wix filter and had an aftermarket Mag-Hytec deep tranny pan installed. The transmission runs cooler now.
It's always great to do maintenance.
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« Reply #10 on: 08/26/06 12:50 PM »

I used the AC filter. It's alll I use though on all my cars.

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« Reply #11 on: 09/04/06 11:40 PM »

wow i got 70k on my avy and havent changed it, ......... what do i need to prolong the tranny?

All the recommendations I hear are change the filter/fluid every 30,000 miles.

Best prevention there is.  If you are towing or driving lots of hills a trans cooler will be good.  As far as which one, read what is advertised, look them over and choose the one that makes you happy in your price range.
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« Reply #12 on: 09/13/06 08:04 AM »

There was an earlier post about a cork gasket. The 2500's have a reusable rubber gasket. Are the 1500's the same. The synthetic fluid is great. It lowered my trans temp 10 degrees.
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« Reply #13 on: 10/01/06 09:02 PM »

No, the 1500 use a throw away gasket.   Adding a OEM cooler will drop trans temp on a 1500 about 40 degrees towing  nothing.    While towing 5000 pounds of camper I have never saw more than 180 and that was near 100 degrees that day.    The filter is way more than a screen. 
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