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Old 09-11-2016, 10:42 AM
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Changing Transmission Fluid?

Anyone ever try one of these for emptying the transmission fluid out?http://www.ebay.com/itm/130894427851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Or is a hand pump better? Thanks!!

Dan
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:49 AM
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never used one... if you have a harbor freight close by you can get it there and if it doesn't work you can at least take it back...
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:54 AM
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Half that price at home depot.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...3-HD/204667248
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:21 AM
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This is what I have/use.

https://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-7400-.../dp/B000JFJM14

I added a brass 90 degree ball valve to mine so that you can "charge" vacuum and then open it. It also reduces drips when getting into/out of the boat.

I had a small electric pump - but then you are discharging fluids into a different container, and I just found that very difficult to manage in a clean way inside our boats.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:46 PM
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so what are guys doing that have 2011-2016 for tranny fluid

ATF or Rotella 15W40 motor oil; both are approved by Ilmor

thoughts on changing over to Rotella...

NOTICE: The specified oil for all Ilmor products equipped with a ZF
transmission is Rotella T 15w40 motor oil. For all legacy products (2011-
2016) that used Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), the ATF may be
changed over to Rotella T 15w40 motor oil during maintenance or when
winterization is performed. For all MY2017+ products, the transmissions
currently use Rotella T 15w40 motor oil. These products should continue
to use Rotella T 15w40 motor oil throughout the life of the transmission.
Failure to use the correct oil in the transmission can cause transmission
damage and/or void the warranty. For more information, please contact
your local authorized Ilmor dealer.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:04 PM
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I just changed the ATF out of my transmission in my 5.7L ILMOR. It was super easy and there was nothing in the filter. I used the Rotella 15-40 as recommended by ILMOR, purchased from Amazon. Had to disconnect and move wiring harnesses to get access but it was an easy job and overdue at nearly 350 hours.
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:29 PM
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I just changed the ATF out of my transmission in my 5.7L ILMOR. It was super easy and there was nothing in the filter. I used the Rotella 15-40 as recommended by ILMOR, purchased from Amazon. Had to disconnect and move wiring harnesses to get access but it was an easy job and overdue at nearly 350 hours.
did you just suck it out of the dip stick, or open the filter and suck it from there; were there any lines to bleed? If so how did you do it?
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:32 PM
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what i got back from Ilmor

When changing ATF to 15W40 oil this is what‘s required:
1-You have to suck all the transmission out by removing the dipstick and placing a suction tube inside the transmission.
2-You have to change the transmission filter.
3-Add 3 quarts +/- to fill.
4-15W40 Rotella is fine to use.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:44 PM
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Anyone ever try one of these for emptying the transmission fluid out?http://www.ebay.com/itm/130894427851...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Or is a hand pump better? Thanks!!

Dan
I tried one like that and they suck . . . or don't suck as the case may be. I found it slow, messy, and too many moving parts to juggle. I'm as frugal as the next guy, but after a few duds, I decided to do it similar to 88 PS190 and buy a suction-type device. This is the one that I bought: https://www.amazon.com/America-5000-.../dp/B0000BYMZQ
My buddy has a vertical one like 88 PS190 mentioned and it actually works a little better than my MarinaPro. The reason I bought the MarinaPro is that it is horizontal and I need to fit it under my boat seat and have it not tip over.

You will thank yourself if you buy a decent suction oil changer. I made a 1/4" female swivel pipe thread adapter for mine and use it to change engine oil too. It works great for that.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:18 PM
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Mitivac will suck it out no problem, warm it up prior to the sucking
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