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Does this truck actually have a changeable transmission filter or is it just a screen to change. I found some interesting articles surfing on amsoil website about people doing the 100% flush and not changing FILTERS!! They feel and i agree that people that do not change filter if installed will have problems when they do this due to sludge built up in pan/magnet and filter!!
 

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The trans uses a metal screen. At best, it would keep chunks from getting sucked into the pump. I've put a Magnafine filter (available from IPT for $15) inline with my trans cooler.

I agree with the Amsoil position paper on the flushing for those units with a media filter. My guess is that the flush process would actually work well for the units in the Tundras, especially if done on a regular basis.
 

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That screen filter looks like the old media type but only has mesh screen inside it and its 53.00 for 06DC. never need changing is where i have a problem and probably should not, and that is with filter and fluid never need changing!! I guess me having done a few of these filter/strainer removal/cleanings years ago i will spend that 53.00 when i do decide to do the flush just to satisfy myself!! maybe at 100K, i will check into that IPT filter ya mentioned!!
 

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I dropped my pan at 35K miles and pulled out the screen. Perfectly clean...no joking. IF you do get some gunk on it, you can clean it out with brake-clean...In fact, I had a hard time finding the screen...even the dealer didn't stock it.

If you want cleaner fluid, install an inline filter. If you plan to keep the truck for a long time, service the unit every 30K or so (your truck has the WS fluid...mine uses T-IV, so I service mine more often). Even 30k is probably overkill.
 

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yea i was over surfing Summit Racing and the had a B & M job for about 80 bucks that looked sweet!! had 4 foot of hose to reloacte filter, i guess it is connected to the cooler in front of radiator? would be nice to run a temp gauge to it just to see how close to 170 deg ya get!
 

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Search over in the drivetrain section. I posted a DIY tutorial on cooler install. You want to pick up a by-pass cooler. What these do is shunt fluid through bypass tubes when the fluid is cold. When the fluid heats up, it travels through more cooling tubes. If you overcool fluid, you will end up with harsh shifts.
 

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yea i was over surfing Summit Racing and the had a B & M job for about 80 bucks that looked sweet!! had 4 foot of hose to reloacte filter, i guess it is connected to the cooler in front of radiator? would be nice to run a temp gauge to it just to see how close to 170 deg ya get!
I'm considering some kind of a trans temp guage (in addition to the overheat light standard on my vehicle). Is 170 degrees the temp you don't want to exceed for tranny protection and at what temp does the overheat light come on? I'm no fan of idiot lights.

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I'm considering some kind of a trans temp guage (in addition to the overheat light standard on my vehicle). Is 170 degrees the temp you don't want to exceed for tranny protection and at what temp does the overheat light come on? I'm no fan of idiot lights.

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I have been reading that someting like every 10 deg increase in temp above 170 cuts the life of the fluid in HALF supposedly? I will recheck that info but i think thats what i have been reading? As far as when does the idiot light come on i do not have any idea not owning a set of manuals i can't say but i feel it would be in close to that temp?? actually i would hope it would come on prior to 160 deg just for extra protection!!! It has to have a temp sending unit in the loop somewhere, and would be nice to know what temp it would turn light on!! maybe someone with a toy manual can come forward with info!! Thanks!!
 
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