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The GM engineer that located the Y pipe beneath trans pan

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Which part sucks worse:
The rear bolts,
or,
Removing the pan passed the filter without slopping stuff everywhere!
I pumped most of it out from the top before removing the pan so no spilling. Pulled the exhaust down with a strap and a Jack. Great feeling as your pumping away on the jack.
 

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while i totally agree, fuck that guy. what mental midget decided it would be a good idea to remove the trans dipstick? fuck that guy too. some of us actually like to pre trip our shit before we go, not just hope thats it right.
 

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while i totally agree, fuck that guy. what mental midget decided it would be a good idea to remove the trans dipstick? fuck that guy too. some of us actually like to pre trip our shit before we go, not just hope thats it right.

I have a cousin who blew up a Honda accord at 100k. Said it was "old anyway" hahaha at least it wasn't a Toyota truck I guess that'd be more of a shame?

The other day I asked how his current Bimmer is doing. He said the oil lights been on for a while (the low oil light) and that he's gotta make time to take it in one day 💀 Otherwise he's a very smart dude, just not mechanical one bit
 

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I have a cousin who blew up a Honda accord at 100k. Said it was "old anyway" hahaha at least it wasn't a Toyota truck I guess that'd be more of a shame?

The other day I asked how his current Bimmer is doing. He said the oil lights been on for a while (the low oil light) and that he's gotta make time to take it in one day 💀 Otherwise he's a very smart dude, just not mechanical one bit
on one hand i totally get why they dont want every ones dickbeaters under the hood. on the other hand it pisses me off that we get hamstrung because some people are too stupid to leave something alone.
 

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while i totally agree, fuck that guy. what mental midget decided it would be a good idea to remove the trans dipstick? fuck that guy too. some of us actually like to pre trip our shit before we go, not just hope thats it right.
Lokar... easy install. did one on my 6L50
 

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Which part sucks worse:
The rear bolts,
or,
Removing the pan passed the filter without slopping stuff everywhere!

Condensor in a 2007.5-2013….it’s….right…fucking…there….out in the open. Except some fucktard decided to weld one side of the core support bracket so the whole goddam front end has to come off the truck first.
 

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I recently serviced my truck. Couldn’t believe they put it there. I was able to get my pan out very easily.

I ran the new Mobile 1 fluid they recommend and I installed the Transgo thermostat bypass kit. My 8 speed runs 35-40 degrees cooler now.

They do a lot of stupid stuff to these trucks at the factory.
 

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I pumped most of it out from the top before removing the pan so no spilling. Pulled the exhaust down with a strap and a Jack. Great feeling as your pumping away on the jack.
You don't need to touch the exhaust. Clock the pan toward the passenger side and it comes right out.
 

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You don't need to touch the exhaust. Clock the pan toward the passenger side and it comes right out.
Sorry but it doesn’t. Someone mentioned this before and I tried and I’m a pretty savvy home mechanic and it wasn’t happening.
 

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Sorry but it doesn’t. Someone mentioned this before and I tried and I’m a pretty savvy home mechanic and it wasn’t happening.
It does. Hard to describe I guess. I do them all this way. 6 and 8 speeds. Never have touched the exhaust. You had the heat shield removed right?
 

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It does. Hard to describe I guess. I do them all this way. 6 and 8 speeds. Never have touched the exhaust. You had the heat shield removed right?
Heat shield? Are you referring to the thin sheet metal near the trans? No I didn’t. Does that allow a wider swing of the pan?
 

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Heat shield? Are you referring to the thin sheet metal near the trans? No I didn’t. Does that allow a wider swing of the pan?
Yes that is the heat shield. Gives you much more room to remove pan.
 

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Yes that is the heat shield. Gives you much more room to remove pan.
Funny I haven’t found one video online describing this method. Usually something as simple as this is found with a simple Google search. Most people drop one side of the exhaust or pull down on it. You may be the only person on earth that knows what you describe. I’m trying to find the shop manual procedure to see what it says. Thanks for the info, I’m curious if this actually works. How many have you done like this? Maybe you got a unicorn where the exhaust was for some reason 1/2” lower?
 

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Funny I haven’t found one video online describing this method. Usually something as simple as this is found with a simple Google search. Most people drop one side of the exhaust or pull down on it. You may be the only person on earth that knows what you describe. I’m trying to find the shop manual procedure to see what it says. Thanks for the info, I’m curious if this actually works. How many have you done like this? Maybe you got a unicorn where the exhaust was for some reason 1/2” lower?
It actually works. I have done quite a few. Never touch the exhaust. I unbolt the heat shield, Pull the plug, use a Mity Vac to remove most of the fluid, unbolt the pan, clock it /drop it. Then pull the filter, let drain 30 min or so, wipe everything clean, reverse and do the fill procedure. Blue label Mobil 1.
 

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It actually works. I have done quite a few. Never touch the exhaust. I unbolt the heat shield, Pull the plug, use a Mity Vac to remove most of the fluid, unbolt the pan, clock it /drop it. Then pull the filter, let drain 30 min or so, wipe everything clean, reverse and do the fill procedure. Blue label Mobil 1.
From what I’m reading I think the service manual says drop the exhaust at the manifolds. But can’t find it right now. If what you say works you could sell this tip at a premium. Haha… If I ever do another one of these I’ll try what you say.
 

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From what I’m reading I think the service manual says drop the exhaust at the manifolds. But can’t find it right now. If what you say works you could sell this tip at a premium. Haha… If I ever do another one of these I’ll try what you say.
Techs would never make hrs if they ever went by the service manuals hahaha.
 

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You also can’t refill it without removing the heat shield. The pan comes out pretty easily just wiggle it around I didn’t have to move my exhaust at all contrary to what many of the professionals on YouTube had to say.

While you’re down there takeoff the thermostat and get yourself one of those Transgo kits.

Must be a fuel efficiency thing but I can’t believe they would not send fluid through the cooler till I got 185° that’s already too hot for daily driving in my opinion.

I towed up to the river yesterday and my trans never got over 165. It used to run 185 -200 unloaded

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You also can’t refill it without removing the heat shield. The pan comes out pretty easily just wiggle it around I didn’t have to move my exhaust at all contrary to what many of the professionals on YouTube had to say.

While you’re down there takeoff the thermostat and get yourself one of those Transgo kits.

Must be a fuel efficiency thing but I can’t believe they would not send fluid through the cooler till I got 185° that’s already too hot for daily driving in my opinion.

I towed up to the river yesterday and my trans never got over 165. It used to run 185 -200 unloaded

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Yep I’m doing that mod today.
 
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