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So doing a bunch of things tonight on my truck, I plan on changing the Allison spin on filter, this is my first time ever doing the tranny filter.

Can I spin off the old one change n clean the magnet put it on new filter, and toss it back on tranny without losing to much fluid? Or is there a way to plug it it what's everyone doing, or am I going to have to top up the tranny fluid no matter what? I have no transyd at the shop either:(


Thanks guys
 

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IIRC, you lose about a cup full of fluid. Just add the new filter & magnet & wait until the trans temp has reached 160°F - 170°F (72°C - 77°C) then check the fluid level.
 

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at least fill the filter up with trans fluid..then recheck level after the trans gets up to normal opp.temp....thats what ive done and i have not any problems...scott
 

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The magnet will be on top of the filter when you remove it-. Clean it and put it back on the new filter. You can fill the filter before you install it. Then the fluid level will be OK.
 

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Wrap a couple of paper towels around the spin-on as you unscrew it. You'll know why. :D
 

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Hey guys whats the change interval on the trans filter?
 

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spin on=20k

internal not needed till overhaul or 100k some say
 

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I changed the allison spin filter when I did the oil change every 10000.
 

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And buy it from a vendor here or an Allison dealer--not GM dealer ($$$)
 

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Exactly^^^. You can go on Allisons website & to find the nearest Allison dealer in your area. The Spin on filter is $10 from the Allison dealer & from most online stores.
 

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Thanks for the info fellas! I got er done with ease! At 10 bucks you can't go wrong!
 
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