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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2009, 01:24:38 PM »

Just buy a trans oil catcher--a giant oversize funnel used for transmission services.
It goes over your existing oil drain pan.
Works well catching all the trans fluid.Doubles as a fluid catcher should you have an oil leak,coolant leak,etc,etc.
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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2009, 01:51:39 PM »

Yeah they are nice, but really hard to work with on your back
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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2009, 06:01:03 PM »

I had been dreading doing my trans on the Imperial because everyone talks about this.....but it went very clean without a drain plug.
I used a set of ramps and a big drain pan. I removed all of the bolts on the pan except  2 across from each other at the rear and 2 across from each other on the front corners. I rolled under the engine and reached back and loosened each bolt a little ( the rear ones more than the front) until I could break the seal and the fluid drained out the back into the pan. I took the rear 2 bolts out and the pan pivoted more so the rest of the fluid drained. It was a simple matter to take the front bolts out and drop the empty pan. It went so well, I decided not to weld a nut to the pan for a plug after all.

I checked the pan for straightness, cleaned it and glued a regular pan gasket onto it with high tack from Permatex. More high tack on the top and I bolted it on without overtightening it. No leaks!


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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2009, 09:01:59 AM »

Quote from: CBarge
Just buy a trans oil catcher--a giant oversize funnel used for transmission services.
It goes over your existing oil drain pan.
Works well catching all the trans fluid.Doubles as a fluid catcher should you have an oil leak,coolant leak,etc,etc.
 
Every time I service a transmission I wished I had one of these!!!
 
I also wish I had a lift!!! 
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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2009, 09:05:17 AM »

Glad to hear it Bob. 
 
The mess always happens to me when I take off the final two bolts after draining.  Either I fumble and tip it spilling the last remants, or I drop it into the catcher and [color=#ff0000 size=7]SPLASH!!![/color]
 
Yuck!
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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2009, 06:29:31 PM »

And that's why i use one of these!!!!!
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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2009, 10:34:23 PM »

I also installed a deeper pan with drainplug, makes life much easier.
 
As for the gaskets, I tried a Cometic gasket, with the correct sealer, I drove the Imperial to Hungary without leaking 1 drop of ATF. Highly recommended, best tranny pan gasket I ever used, and it wasnt much more expensive than a standard gasket.
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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2009, 02:03:07 PM »

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And that's why i use one of these!!!!!
 
Good.  Just be sure that you're the one who always changes your transmission fluid.
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« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2009, 03:07:14 PM »

I have one in the Polaraco. . .It will probably be years before I change that fluid. . .
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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2009, 07:09:10 PM »

I am glad that the people who prepared that picture pointed out the drain plug and the transmission fluid.  I was really confused until I saw that!
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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2009, 03:49:12 AM »

What they didn't point out was that it was a proctologist changing the fluid right before seeing a patient.
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