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I was wondering why any car i have ever worked on the transmission pans do not have drain plugs. It is such a f-in mess dropping the entire pan, it stumps me why they would not just have a drain plug to get rid of 99% of the tranny oil. Anyone with a technical explanation help me out.
 

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most Japanese cars you'll run across do have drain plugs in them. If you change the fluid more often and leave the filter (still changing it occasionally) it makes things last WAY longer. the Japs (no offense) have been doing it like that for a long time, heck i'd say 75%of their automatic trans's don't even have pans at all, they just have a drain plug. in recent years (very recent) american trucks are slowly being equipped with them, and so are cars, finally. I agree 100% with you on the ease of maintenance, and less mess too.
 

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i just changed the tranns fluid on my truck. it didnt have a drain plug..it kinda pissed me off... but if you get a big enuff container.. and get it down to 2 screws and unsrew them very slowly it is that bad.
 

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Summit i think has plug kits for pretty much all makes of tranny. The auto industry has probably saved millions not putting plugs in. it sure sucks for us though.
 

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i paid 40 bucks for my chrome B&M 3gt extra tranny pan with drang plug, new filter, and drop bracket for the filter

just buy a new pan :hey:
 

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when i do a tranny flush at school, i drill out a hole, tap it, then clean out the shavings, then i install a drain plug. the customers love it, and its easier next time they bring it in :tup:
 

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I used to hate that, nothing worse than having the fluid run down your arm as you take the bolts out :roll:
I'm glad my truck has a drain plug AND a spin on transfilter :tup:
 

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Next Time you remove the pan, just drill a hole in it, and tack weld a nut on the inside of it and screw a bolt in there, voila! real sturdy drain plug.
 

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I agree w/ the whole 'drain plug saving time' idea. But another reason they have you drop the pan is to get the metal shavings off of the magnent in the pan.. Eventually it collect all the shavings it could
 

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-LE-YFZ450 said:
I agree w/ the whole 'drain plug saving time' idea. But another reason they have you drop the pan is to get the metal shavings off of the magnent in the pan.. Eventually it collect all the shavings it could
the only reson for a drain plug is to empty the fluid out then everyone takes the pan off changes the filter and gets the metel of the magnents "if your tranny pan has them"
 
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