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Remote Transmission Filter #4704487
03/23/18 06:07 PM
03/23/18 06:07 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline OP
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Iíve been thinking of adding a remote transmission filter to my Jeep. Once out of the cooler, run it through the filter and back to the transmission. What do you guys think? Iíd probably use a Fram Ultra and change it after 4-5 years. Iím keeping the Jeep forever.

Something like this, maybe not exact though:

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2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704495
03/23/18 06:11 PM
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Should work fine. Mount it out of off roading hazards.



Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704514
03/23/18 06:35 PM
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Donald Offline
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A Magnefine for under $20 will be fine.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704524
03/23/18 06:44 PM
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Trav Offline
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I would think a filter with a lower bypass pressure would be best but I would check with an expert on this sort of thing, the last thing you need is starve your transmission or create too much back pressure.


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Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704575
03/23/18 07:20 PM
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Couple of Y barbs and make it a bypass. It will reduce the amount of atf going through the filter yes, but will not alter the flow of atf back to the pan. The interval is not necessary with this type setup either, just touch the filter. If it is fully clogged it will stay cold. And even a wix xp is heaps better efficiency than the 60 micron atf filter.

Last edited by Dyusik; 03/23/18 07:21 PM. Reason: Autocorrect

95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 98K Napa 10w30,FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 18K VR1 20w50,1515
14 RX450h 32k PP MIX,NAPAG
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704579
03/23/18 07:25 PM
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Had one on my old Tacoma. Used a Mobil One filter with a filter mag. Did great but took it out after 6 years of use.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

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Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704597
03/23/18 07:37 PM
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Using one like that except from Napa with the Wix XP on my F150.


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Donald] #4704623
03/23/18 07:56 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Originally Posted By: Donald
A Magnefine for under $20 will be fine.


+1

I've had a Magnefine on mine for about 50k miles. I plan on changing it in about 10k miles with another one. It was very easy to install on the return cooler line, and the transmission fluid is bright pink.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (180k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Dyusik] #4704631
03/23/18 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Couple of Y barbs and make it a bypass. It will reduce the amount of atf going through the filter yes, but will not alter the flow of atf back to the pan. The interval is not necessary with this type setup either, just touch the filter. If it is fully clogged it will stay cold. And even a wix xp is heaps better efficiency than the 60 micron atf filter.


That sounds like a great idea. I have to think about it a bit.


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Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704734
03/23/18 09:58 PM
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I had one on my 2009 f150. Used an XG8a filter. It was between the radiator and external cooler. Worked when the 6R80ís thermostat opened at about 170f. You could feel the hot fluid rush through the filter when it opened.

Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704828
03/24/18 01:04 AM
03/24/18 01:04 AM
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I have them on both cars in the sig, 3614 size in the Maxima (due to lack of space) and 3600 size in the Corolla.
If going the inline route, mount it before the cooler, the ATF will have higher temps and less viscosity and flow better through the filter; and you'll pressurize the cooler less and reduce the chance of leakage at the hose connections.
Another piece of advice is to go for the filter mount that takes 3/8" or 1/4" NPT fittings and not the 1/2" NPT, you'll have an easier time finding fittings.


1997 Maxima 181k, Edge 10w30, K&N HP-1003
2004 Corolla 191k, VWB 5w20 + SSS 10w40, MGL4967
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Dyusik] #4704831
03/24/18 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Couple of Y barbs and make it a bypass. It will reduce the amount of atf going through the filter yes, but will not alter the flow of atf back to the pan. The interval is not necessary with this type setup either, just touch the filter. If it is fully clogged it will stay cold. And even a wix xp is heaps better efficiency than the 60 micron atf filter.

Wouldn't this reduce the effectiveness of the cooling though?
If it was an external air cooler - sure, but the radiator heat exchanger will not cool bellow the coolant temperature (180F-195F or whatever).


1997 Maxima 181k, Edge 10w30, K&N HP-1003
2004 Corolla 191k, VWB 5w20 + SSS 10w40, MGL4967
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Nick1994] #4704845
03/24/18 02:03 AM
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Fram Ultra... I approve. Keep an eye on it for rusting which will be your biggest enemy


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: zorobabel] #4704888
03/24/18 06:17 AM
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Trav Offline
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Originally Posted By: zorobabel
Originally Posted By: Dyusik
Couple of Y barbs and make it a bypass. It will reduce the amount of atf going through the filter yes, but will not alter the flow of atf back to the pan. The interval is not necessary with this type setup either, just touch the filter. If it is fully clogged it will stay cold. And even a wix xp is heaps better efficiency than the 60 micron atf filter.

Wouldn't this reduce the effectiveness of the cooling though?
If it was an external air cooler - sure, but the radiator heat exchanger will not cool bellow the coolant temperature (180F-195F or whatever).


I would put it in the return line post cooler.


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Re: Remote Transmission Filter [Re: Trav] #4704920
03/24/18 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: Trav
I would think a filter with a lower bypass pressure would be best but I would check with an expert on this sort of thing, the last thing you need is starve your transmission or create too much back pressure.


It will pretty much never, ever, ever, ever happen.

The flow rate is too small (compared to an engine)
and since there is really very, very little to no contamination,
the filter will NEVER "sludge over" or "blank off" from too much debris on the surface.

It takes a typical "XG-8A" size and turns it into a "lifetime of the car" filter application.


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