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gsbrockman

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ifd22 wrote:

mowingman wrote:

So far, not too impressed with the transmission in the diesels. I have a 2016, 2WD, 3500 pickup. It is currently in the shop with transmission problems, at 65,000 miles. The book says to change trans. oil and trans. filter at around 60,000, so being a by-the-rules kind of guy, I took it in for service. About 10 minutes after I picked it up at the dealership, a check engine light came on and the trans. did not downshift properly. Dealership says some valve in the trans. is bad, and they are dropping the trans. and repairing it under warranty.It is not the Asin trans., just the normal trans. they commonly use in those trucks.
So, I am not real happy about this. On the other hand, it could have gone out while pulling the 5er about 1000 miles from home. Oh Well, it is warranty.


I think they are pulling your leg, it’s a little coincidental that you had issues within minutes of picking it up. My bet is they didn’t properly seat your filter which is common with the 68rfe. It sounds better on their part to blame the transmission then to blame themselves.

I’ll take “What is over-tightening of the spin-on transmission cooler filter?” For $1,000 Alex.......


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bucky wrote:

Another 05 here at 215K with no trans problems.
The truck is totally stock and has been a workhorse it's entire life. I pulled the pan about a year ago to check for debris and installed a drain plug at that time. Don't try to install a plug without dropping the pan as there is a lot of "stuff" in there that a drill could eat. After every pull over 500 miles or a combination of pulls exceeding 500 miles I drain the pan and add fresh fluid to the proper level. Longest pull was just over 6,000 miles. I was a little nervous on that one.

I'm assuming I'm somehow mis-interpreting your post.
Surely you don't change out half the fluid in your trans every 500 miles....


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That is correct, the plastic threads are stripped by over tightening. $1000 for Mr. Brockman

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bucky wrote:

After every pull over 500 miles or a combination of pulls exceeding 500 miles I drain the pan and add fresh fluid to the proper level.


Why???


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FishOnOne wrote:

bucky wrote:

After every pull over 500 miles or a combination of pulls exceeding 500 miles I drain the pan and add fresh fluid to the proper level.


Why???


X2!
Waste of good fluid!


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I agree unless the converter is not locking and trans temps are high all the time.


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It's only 3 qts. It's my truck and my money and at 215,000 miles it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. To each their own.


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Posted: 12/03/18 05:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put the transmission temp gauge in the output line to the cooler, when temps are rising I know it immediately. I know how long and how many times it gets hot. When the torque converter locks I see an immediate drop in temperature. If you are backing up it never locks so this is something to be aware of if you are positioning a trailer in a spot or trying to back uphill in a driveway.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I agree unless the converter is not locking and trans temps are high all the time.

You DIASGREE as it’s only a “PARTIAL” fluid change. [emoticon]

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Whatever. Too tired to argue right now.

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