Recent Topics
Can't get Unifi AP V2 to work on TDS...
by WhizkidTN
37 minutes 31 seconds ago
Need mini grease gun
by Duffyjr
Today at 07:02 AM
Mazda 6 O2 sensor - CA emission
by Chester11
Today at 06:57 AM
Brake Bleeder
by supton
Today at 06:56 AM
As close to blowing out as you can get
by wwillson
Today at 06:04 AM
changing tranny filter
by Dennisistheman
Today at 06:04 AM
From small things...
by Silk
Today at 05:57 AM
Anyone signing up for the Space Force
by Shannow
Today at 03:58 AM
Pennzoil Platinum at Walmart
by TheLawnRanger
Yesterday at 11:21 PM
Mopar OEM and Fram Ultra Oil filters, '18 Jeep JL
by IndyFan
Yesterday at 10:45 PM
What’s the odds..
by Eric Smith
Yesterday at 09:51 PM
Who can relate?
by Reddy45
Yesterday at 09:43 PM
No more oil changes
by goodtimes
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Separating toddlers from their parents?
by fdcg27
Yesterday at 08:50 PM
gm 8.6 truetrac
by Spitter
Yesterday at 08:45 PM
New addition to my garage: 2000 Corvette FRC
by MrHorspwer
Yesterday at 08:34 PM
Rockauto 5% off
by Spitter
Yesterday at 08:32 PM
fumoto oil valve
by Santo
Yesterday at 08:19 PM
Grand solar minimum...
by ridgerunner
Yesterday at 07:57 PM
Pentofrost coolant $10 Autozone
by PD001
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
Newest Members
Theraven, battleman13, Shassis, Santo, aligoodn
65276 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (2009Edge, aquariuscsm, 14ecocruze, A_Harman, 13 invisible), 1348 Guests and 28 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65276 Members
67 Forums
285637 Topics
4766811 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#4523504 - 09/22/17 07:37 PM Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5775
Loc: Michigan
I think it would be a good idea for easier maintenance.
_________________________
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

Top
#4523509 - 09/22/17 07:41 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest
Yes. Plus a plug for the torque converter and a spin on filter.
_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top
#4523514 - 09/22/17 07:43 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: skyactiv]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5775
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Yes. Plus a plug for the torque converter and a spin on filter.


What a nice dream.... smile
_________________________
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

Top
#4523517 - 09/22/17 07:47 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6145
Loc: USA
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FWIW, almost all the Japanese cars' transmissions have a drain plug, while American automatics rarely do. Europeans are somewhere in the middle.

Fun fact: In the early 2000s, Ford and Mazda used a common 4-speed automatic on cars such as the focus and Mazda Protege and 3. The Mazdas have a drain plug, The Focus does not. crzy

Too bad Dorman doesn't make a transmission pan for the THM125c 3-speed auto used in so many GM cars from the 80s and 90s.

Top
#4523518 - 09/22/17 07:48 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
clinebarger Offline


Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 1907
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
They get over torqued so often either causing a leak, Damaging the thread where I can't get it to seal after a service, Or the head is rounded off making it no use to me.
_________________________
2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto

Top
#4523526 - 09/22/17 07:58 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6366
Loc: Texas
DIY like I did - 20 minutes to change pan volume and filter with a good shirt on ...

Top
#4523553 - 09/22/17 08:23 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: skyactiv]
JohnnyJohnson Online   content


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2737
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Yes. Plus a plug for the torque converter and a spin on filter.


This!
_________________________
2004 Toyota Corolla 121668
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top
#4523554 - 09/22/17 08:24 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
i_hate_autofraud Offline


Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 705
Loc: Canada


I'd like a drain plug, but I'd drop the pan anyway! That's where the junk is and a semi-plugged filter
at least on GMs.

Since internal filters are on the pick up side/(suction)side, any significant material in the filter
effects pump operation - and therefore shift quality, enough to set a Tranny code and do damage!

Top
#4523565 - 09/22/17 08:34 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: i_hate_autofraud]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: i_hate_autofraud


I'd like a drain plug, but I'd drop the pan anyway! That's where the junk is and a semi-plugged filter
at least on GMs.

Since internal filters are on the pick up side/(suction)side, any significant material in the filter
effects pump operation - and therefore shift quality, enough to set a Tranny code and do damage!

Yes, but with a plug you can get the bulk of the fluid out before dropping the pan and making a mess (or as said above, add a spin on filter and drain plug and transmissions would last forever).
_________________________
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI


Top
#4523572 - 09/22/17 08:43 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
barkingspider Online   content


Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2041
Loc: socal
I vote for drain plugs
_________________________
06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)

Top
#4523577 - 09/22/17 08:50 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: blupupher]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6366
Loc: Texas
I run a Fram XG16 - change yearly along with pan volume. (B&M plug)
After 3 years the pan was clean and I changed the rock catcher

Top
#4523586 - 09/22/17 09:01 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10559
Loc: Buffalo, NY
As long as it's got an easy means to add fluid and check level, a drain plug is awesome.
_________________________
2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)

Top
#4523588 - 09/22/17 09:06 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: barkingspider]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 450
Loc: West Ma.
Originally Posted By: barkingspider
I vote for drain plugs


Plus make it magnetic...
_________________________
Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive183k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

(Oil) Where would we be with out it.


Top
#4523598 - 09/22/17 09:17 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: rollinpete]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6145
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Originally Posted By: barkingspider
I vote for drain plugs


Plus make it magnetic...


Honda does this smile

Top
#4523601 - 09/22/17 09:21 PM Re: Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug? [Re: ZZman]
ford46guy Offline


Registered: 06/01/13
Posts: 525
Loc: Albany, NY
I have the Dorman pans for all my cars. $20 is a no brainer, especially if you work without a lift. The powdercoat holds up well.
Two pans looked like they were ready to seep when I replaced them.

Too bad all their products aren't such high quality.


Edited by ford46guy (09/22/17 09:22 PM)
_________________________
95 Tbird V8 240K PP SYNTH ULTRA 5W30
98 MGM 160K M1 HM 5W20
96 Explorer EB V6 159K PP SYNTH HM 5W30
95 Conti 155K MC 5W20
11 GS350 90K PP HM 5W30

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >