Does this pan/filter upgrade also benefit 95's with the 3.8 engine? I am trying to save my trans and for the pretty reasonable cost of $75(?) I will gamble that I am successful if you think the upgrade is worth it to the car. Looks likeI can order one from you dirtydog which seems a better choice than going to the JY. ("Better a dirtydog than a junkyard dog!" There's a slogan for ya Alan.
I am going to do my first flush and fill on my car and can use a clarification on when to clean and install the pan and new filter. "New" '96 ( will '97 also work?) pan and filter if you say guys recommend it for the 3.8.
Directions I have so far say:
Remove trans line from radiator. Some have said it doesn' t matter which line, others say it does. Top or bottom one?
Run clear tube to 2 qt bottle, start engine, drain two qts, shut off engine. This is to reduce amount of drain coming from pan. Then:
Loosen a couple bolts in a corner of pan let 'er drain. ( I was going to use my plastic (8 qt?) oil catcher.)
Here's where I need clarification. If I button it back up and leave old filter and crap in pan in place during flush the ATF (and trans) will never be truly clean.Yet, if I clean pan and replace filter before flushing won't the filter and pan get dirty from old ATF flowing through it?
The only thorough solution I can come up with is to change filter twice. Clean pan, change filter, flush till clean, leave 'er 2 quarts light again, drop,clean pan, new filter button 'er up finish filling. Take for a short spin, check level again.
$14ea. filter seems cheap insurance if it's best.
When I am doing something for the first time i tend to err on side of caution and perhaps in this case too much so.
Appreciate all suggestions to make it easier, better for me and my 'bird.