transmission filter

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by stang94X, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. stang94X

    stang94X Active Member

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    its about that time to change some fluid and put a new tranny filter in my little ol' automatic, every one i've talk to said not to use a fram filter for anything, so what brand is good or will one from a regular auto part store work good
     
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    go to a reputable trans shop and buy one from them best bet.
     
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    i figured a tranny shop would just have oem replacements from a regular auto store
     
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    ive ran a stock filter in my c4 the whole time and never had any problems.
     
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    fixthedoor Well-Known Member

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    Curious...I don't use Fram filters, but I have not heard anything bad about them. What is bad about their filters?

    I suggest going to the dealer and picking up what they have. If you are concerned about quality, that will be your best bet.

    Are you going to replace it yourself?
     
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    everyone that i have talked to said that fram filters suck at filtering, i actually read a post somewhere on here about people talking about fram oil filters and most of them said not to use them and i read a writeup that compared filters and fram was the worse and made out of this thin cardbaord based material, so if they make that bad of a oil filter, i going to stay away from their tranny filter, summit racing doesnt sell any filter besides fram so i probably will make my way to the dealer and use whatever comes stock, and yes, of course i'm going to do it myself
     
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    haha. I see.
    If you have a stock pan it's gonna be messy. And make sure the ring seal (orange) comes out of the valve body along with the filter.
    Did you consider getting an aftermarket pan?