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#354347 - 07/12/06 02:36 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
Fishbowl Offline


Registered: 03/26/04
Posts: 20
Loc: east coast
Have never, ever, seen a problem with a Sealed Power filter. SP is a big OEM supplier and what everyone tries to copy.

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#354348 - 07/12/06 08:24 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
GSDad Offline


Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 11
Loc: Austin, TX
Some 99's had shallow pans, some had deep pans. Mine had a deep pan, and I liked the fit of the OEM filter better than the one after market that I tried. Can't remember what brand it was. Be sure to get the correct filter for the pan you have.
GSD

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#354349 - 07/12/06 10:14 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
KC Strip Offline


Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 288
Loc: KC Metro
Thanks for the encouragement, GSDad!

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#354350 - 07/13/06 08:02 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
JK Offline


Registered: 11/02/05
Posts: 421
Loc: WI
I use Filter King filters from Advance Auto and they look just like the OEM and fit well and haven't had any problems.

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#354351 - 07/13/06 08:19 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18313
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Bulkpart has most reusable gaskets avaliable. Possibly Transtar as well.

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#354352 - 07/13/06 08:05 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
stingray427 Offline


Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 178
Loc: California
Just use whatever the factory uses. [Happy] [poof]

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#354353 - 07/15/06 06:45 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3415
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
A friend bought a FRAM transmission filter for his van (I know, I know...) and it was identical to the factory filter we took out, right down to the word "FILTECH" molded into it. My WAG is that since transmission filters don't sell in as high a volume as oil and air filters, there are only a few companies that actually make them.

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#354354 - 07/15/06 11:03 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
ron350 Offline


Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 229
Loc: Alabama
Makes you wonder how many transmission filter manufactures are out there.

Just purchased a new AC Delco filter #TF304 for my 96 Regal.
The filter has this molded in the plastic:
Made in USA
SAE PA66+GF331
FILTRON
MicroFelt Tm.

Stamped in the steel on the other side:
4T60-E
4T65-E

Oval emblem with “FILTRAN” over “SPX”

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#354355 - 07/16/06 12:53 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 4613
Loc: North Texas
quote:
Originally posted by KC Strip:
Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this post - I wasn't for sure.

I will be changing the transmission filters in both vehicles in the next month or so and was wondering which transmission filter is considered the best. I know that's a subjective question, but aren't many of the questions we ask around here? [Smile] I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban (5.7L with 116,000) and a 1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme (3.1L with 184,000).

Thanks in advance for the help!

I added a permacool remote tranny filter kit with moble one extended performance filter along with a filter magnet, easy to change.

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#354356 - 07/16/06 11:54 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
Sid Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 218
Loc: Chicago
Yeah I've always been fine using Purolator for my transmissions. [I dont know]

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#354357 - 07/16/06 06:57 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 35904
Loc: New Jersey
where does one buy wix atf filters????

Thanks,

JMH

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#354358 - 07/16/06 07:33 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
AstroVic Offline


Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 671
Loc: Houston
quote:
Originally posted by JHZR2:
where does one buy wix atf filters????

O'Reilly's Auto Parts has them.

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#354359 - 07/16/06 10:36 PM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3415
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
quote:
Originally posted by ron350:
Just purchased a new AC Delco filter #TF304 for my 96 Regal.
Oval emblem with “FILTRAN” over “SPX”

I know I said FILTECH in my post but it may have been FILTRAN...I just remember that it was exactly the same as the OEM.

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#354360 - 07/17/06 02:10 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
Tremo Offline


Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 463
Loc: California
I agree that you can't go wrong with OEM filters from the dealer, but the problem is they cost 2 to 3 times as much when buying a Motorcraft tranny filter from the dealer as the parts store charges for a Wix or Napa or whatever. Now that I have the correct Motorcraft part number for the filter in the wife's car, next time I'm going to buy aftermarket that directly crosses to that part number. $40 for a tranny filter is absurd.

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#354361 - 07/17/06 08:53 AM Re: Best Transmission Filter?
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18313
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Well, you can buy the OEM filters from Bulkpart for MUCH less. The SPX/Filtran branded filters are great as well and Bulkpart should have them. Try Transtar as well, as they distribute to transmission shops and will sell to you at low prices.

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