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Old 10-01-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Drivetrain maitnence

So ive put close to about 12k miles on my junkyard trans, an about 33k miles on my 4.56s an factory lsd. So I thought about changing the fluids out an trans filters when I do my next oil change. Is 12k miles to soon or pointless? It was said to have 72k when I got it an it still seems to be going well(knock on wood) but I wanna keep that thing in as long as possible since I've been putting a trans a yr in it for the last couple. Have also thought about doing plugs since I've got about 35k miles on them an assume the wires are still stock

Just want to give it some good tlc so I can hit 150k miles with her.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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It's been my experience that it hurts vehicles a lot less to change fluids too often versus not often enough

Wouldn't hurt to see what's in the filter and on the magnet in the pan if you've never been in it, might give some indication to the health of the trans
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From the cvi numbers keith pulled I'm not sure it's worth the time to do it lol. But I'm a novice
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:48 PM   #4
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I couldn't tell you what a good or bad cvi number is either lol I'm just saying it's hard to hurt it by changing fluid too often that was one of the first things I did to the white truck when I bought it because I had no idea when it was done last and the pan gasket was leaking.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:46 PM   #5
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I change plugs or pull them out to look at them frequently. So yes on the plugs. I'd also change the wires. If you have the standard pan on the trans, you might consider putting a 4x4 pan with a drain plug on it. Rear end I inspect yearly. It gives me peace of mind to know it's all been inspected and fresh fluids.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:55 PM   #6
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I change plugs or pull them out to look at them frequently. So yes on the plugs. I'd also change the wires. If you have the standard pan on the trans, you might consider putting a 4x4 pan with a drain plug on it. Rear end I inspect yearly. It gives me peace of mind to know it's all been inspected and fresh fluids.
I have a mag hytec deep trans pan. An it was completely worth it for the drain plug lol
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I just brazed drain bungs on the pan and rear end cover. I make too much of a mess if I don't have drains plugs.
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Wouldn't hurt to see what's in the filter and on the magnet in the pan if you've never been in it, might give some indication to the health of the trans
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