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Old 02-07-2008, 01:06 PM
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Have a drain plug in that pan?

The Mag-Hytech aftermarket pan that I just ordered (mag-hytec 4r70w-dd) has a magnetic drain plug. It also has a port that is threaded for a temperature sender if you want to hook up an aftermarket gauge. This pan is grooved at the interface between the pan an the bottom of the tranny and comes with an O-ring for sealing...no gasket sealer etc. I think its a great mod.
Excellent. 10X easier to service these with a drain plug!


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Does anybody have an easy way to drop the pan, if you do it yourself. I would think it would be hard to loosen the bolts and hold the pan at the same time to keep oil from getting all over you. I thought about a board or something to support the pan until all the nuts/bolts and taken loose. Is there an easier way to do it????
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Does anybody have an easy way to drop the pan, if you do it yourself. I would think it would be hard to loosen the bolts and hold the pan at the same time to keep oil from getting all over you. I thought about a board or something to support the pan until all the nuts/bolts and taken loose. Is there an easier way to do it????


LOL! It is. That's exactly what needs to happen unless you have the drain plug.

The only thing you can do, IMO, is to loosen one end of the pan more than the other to let it tilt a bit to drain some fluid out. Other than that, it's bath time.

Oh, I saw a guy once who got a cardboard box about 4' x 4' x 12" deep, line it with a cheap plastic paint dropcloth, and drain the darn tranny into that. Once he did this, he of course added the drain plug but it worked as a poor man's drain pan.

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my '02 had a 1/4" plug in the torque converter to remove fluid , accesed through the rubber plug on bellhousing , bump motor to see plug . is this plug still on a '06 ,
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my '02 had a 1/4" plug in the torque converter to remove fluid , accesed through the rubber plug on bellhousing , bump motor to see plug . is this plug still on a '06 ,
No, no drain plug on newer models.
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I once had a transbuiltt a local shop, the manager (old guy that had been rebuilding trans for 40 yrs), told me that if everyone changed their fluid once a yr, he would be out of business. Anyways, the few I have had rebuilt (used cars that I had bought) I always had them install another 1/4" drain plug in the converter 180 degrees from the original. I could then pull both plugs and drain the converter. Small cost to drill and tap and screw new plug in. So I have never had a trans fail me, and for the past 29 yrs, I have driven in 115 degree temps (160 road temp) sometimes pulling a boat up a lot of hills. At the very least, I install a pan drain, and change it once in awhile.
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