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Old 04-22-2008, 01:30 PM
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Where do I want to install the drain plug in the pan? Here are pictures. It has that little spot that sticks up you can see in the picture where I moved the magnet to the side but normally the magnet is stuck around that I guess so it doesn't slide I don't know. Anyway where do I want to put the drain plug so it doesn't hit anything. Even though this transmission has a shift kit and all should it still be the same as the stock one as far as where to put the plug?

Can anyone circle where I should drill to put the plug? Thanks.

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The magnet moved to the side. Hard to see the spot that sticks up in this picture though.
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After talking to Wayne at APS and him trying to explain to me where to put it I think I've got it right. I marked it with a blue sharpie and circled it in red here. You can see where I'm planning put it. Is this the right place? Click the image to open in full size.

He told me the funny looking corner should be on the top right and then go to the top left for this. Then he said directly diagonal from the magnet. So this is the correct place right?


Also I just wiped down the inside of the pan best I could with paper towels. Should I clean it with brake cleaner or anything like that or is wiping it down good? Seems to have a little dirt in it from me wiping it down but I plan to go over it again after putting the plug in. Whats the best way to clean the pan?
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as long as its towards the back for the drain and where you circled will be fine , and when you are ready to install the pan use brake cleaner with paper towels wipe it clean , do not use a cloth towel !!! How come you never got a deep trans pan ??
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as long as its towards the back for the drain and where you circled will be fine , and when you are ready to install the pan use brake cleaner with paper towels wipe it clean , do not use a cloth towel !!! How come you never got a deep trans pan ??
I thought about it but just didn't really see the need to spend a extra $200 for what I did with it. I'm still thinking I may get one down the road at the next fluid change but I'm not 100% sure.

Where I circled I looked in the transmission where it would meet up and it looks like there is room there but it will be close to something. Will that part be moving? I'm just paranoid as I don't want to mess up a $3600 transmission.
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how far will the drain go in ???? that should of been my 1st question .
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I'd guess half an inch or so. Maybe slightly more or less but I'd say around 1/2"
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check this out , i think it the same place where you want yours at.

http://www.pavementsucks.com/tech/trans.php
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Ok I think I got it. One mistake I think I made is I drilled the hole with the magnet still in there and it seems like it got some of the metal shavings on it. I didn't think about it before hand like I should have.

Anyway I got most of the big metal shavings off but it has some tiny pieces still on it. Should I just put it back in? Is there a way to get it clean? Or should I replace it?
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check this out , i think it the same place where you want yours at.

http://www.pavementsucks.com/tech/trans.php
I had read that but he didn't put it in a spot anywhere close to where Wayne told me to put it.
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Ok I think I got it. One mistake I think I made is I drilled the hole with the magnet still in there and it seems like it got some of the metal shavings on it. I didn't think about it before hand like I should have.

Anyway I got most of the big metal shavings off but it has some tiny pieces still on it. Should I just put it back in? Is there a way to get it clean? Or should I replace it?
Well, the point of the magnet is to pick up metal shavings, so I'd say it did it's job. Are you saying that the shavings are stuck to the magnet so hard you can't get them off easily? You could try using a pair of tweezers.
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I drilled for the drain plug and it got some of the shavings on it. I got the big ones off but it's got really tiny ones on there you can't grab with your fingers and if you try to push them off they just keep sticking to it. Is it okay to just put it back in like this?
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i dont think you need to be that precise.. get the big chunks off.. put the pan back in and filler up
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Updates of the install ? pics ?? and yes be that precise , nothing like having it clean on the install , or knowing that there are shavings on the mag (drive me nuts)
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Default RE: Where to put transmission drain plug?

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Phsssssh... Where do you put the drainplug...

Dirty harry over here Click the image to open in full size. would just put it under the driver seat with something of about this stature. Click the image to open in full size.[sm=imsmilin.gif]

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I got it installed and back together. I ran into a few snags with other stuff on it not the drain plug. Anyway I put it where I had marked and cleaned it all up with brake cleaner really well. After lots and lots of cleaning I finally got the magnet to look like I wanted. I'm a super perfectionist. Everyone else seemed to think I was crazy.

Right now I'm at the point of the install where I have to fill up the transmission with fluid. This has always been a pain to me on this truck as it's always been super hard to read the dipstick. I put 5 quarts in it and it just barely was on the stick. I put 6 and a half in it before it started coming to the okay mark. On the front of the dipstick it was lower in the okay mark but on the back it wasn't too far up the stick. I added some more and it never seemed to go up on the front. I finally stopped after adding 8 quarts. It seems to be in the same place on the okay mark but have more on the back of the stick now. I drove it around a tiny bit. I think I'm going to let it sit then check it.

Does 8 quarts sound right? How many should I have had to add? I just dropped the pan and changed the filter but I left it sitting for a while due to the fact that I was doing other stuff with it so some was dripping out then. I'm thinking I should have had to put 6 maybe 7 but not 8. Any tips to this? I think it's probably right but I want to let it sit then double check.

I want to check it with it running in neutral right?
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BTW if you guys want pictures I may try to get some of it up later.
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Today I put my drain here, where the blue circle is...

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Cool. Is it working okay? I put mine where I did as I figured Wayne knew what he was doing so if he told me to put it there that was the best place.
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Is working OK. I choose a place where the drain plug don't touch any tranny parts, also, in this place when you rise your car to drain the fluid, is almost the lowest side of the pan.
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Default RE: Where to put transmission drain plug?

I just couldnt bring myself to drill a hole in the bottom of the pan. i actually placed mine on the back side of the pan very close to the magnet so when i drive it u pthe ramps, most of it'll run right out of the back.

You're gonna end up with some oil in the pan anyway as the piggy back plug has a 1/2" lip on it. Either way though, it beats the heck out of spilling it everywhere cracking it at the seal just leaving it stock.

HTM, did your magnet have a bunch of slimy metallic-shaving gook on it? Last summer when I pulled mine it was covered in it, I was suprised the magnet was still attacting anything.
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