That didn't quite work right. I thought the smiley face would appear in the sentence.Yes, I have changed it. The spot I'm talking about was gray paint. I could scratch it off with my fingernail. It was about the size of this face http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif and midways on the side of the filter.
I'm running dino oil and changing at 5,000 so I will prolly do every other oil change on the spin-on. Sounds like a good idea on draining the trans pan too.i change mine with every oil change usually 15-20k with amsoil.
I also drain the fluid from the tranny pan....and replace with fresh stuff. just to keep it nice and good and sludge free.
I hadn't planned on changing out the internal when I change my stock fluid with trynsend but have changed my mind. It's pretty cheep insurance.If you change the trans fluid pull the pan down and replace the othr filter in the pan. Im geting ready to do mine with 30,000 on my truck
Good point. Hadn't thought of that and the guy did have his servicing done at a quick lube. He was pretty anal about things so I was finding it hard to believe that it hadn't been changed.i would say it was a quick lube center and they put the paint dot on there so they know its theirs and they dont get scamed
That's what I have read also. But what the heck, I'm going to install a Transgo jr. kit so why not go ahead and spend 28 bucks for the internal filter as insurance since it is exposed. I will be using the hoot method also when putting in the trynsend synthetic fluid.I read on alldatadiy that the internal tranny filter only needs to be changed in the event of an overhaul.? Anybody else ever heard that?