I have access to a trans flush machine that i can use for free. I see alot of talk on here about taking off the line and doing it that way but what about actually just using a machine?
Is it advisable to still pan drop?
Should i use the machine or go the other way?
There's nothing wrong with flushing the tranny fluid, if you haven't changed the filter in a while I would do that as well. The biggest problem with Auto's is worn & burnt fluid that has lost it's abiltiy to lubricate and protect the internal tranny circuits
I also have access to a tranny flush machine and have done all my vehicles for the last 10 years including my daily driver Astro with 310,000kms and still original tranny, and my 87 GN which has 107,000kms and 1,260+ 1/4 mile passes and still original tranny.
Both above vehicles also have a big trans cooler (heat is also the trans ememy) and Trans-go valve body shift improver kits.
My Dmax is now 3 years old & 40,000kms and I have flushed the fluid twice, changed the filter 4 times (filter at 5,10,20,40) and fluid at 20,40 I use this truck for towing 90% off the time, so need the tranny to last as long as I can make it.
I do the tranny fluid flush on a very regular basis so the need to change the filter is every second or third time.