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Old 06-16-2014, 11:03 AM
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So will this work on 2014 models?
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:12 AM
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So will this work on 2014 models?
What transmission do you have; there is a tag on it with the model number.

That should work for you.
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Being that I am very familiar with ZF products, I would change the filter every season. It's cheap insurance. I put on about 130 hours a season for reference. The transmission is very solid, but you must take good care of it.


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Old 06-18-2014, 08:40 AM
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Being that I am very familiar with ZF products, I would change the filter every season. It's cheap insurance. I put on about 130 hours a season for reference. The transmission is very solid, but you must take good care of it.


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Why do you say it should be changed? Everyone I've ever talk to that works for dealerships say there is no need. It's a metal mesh screen filter so unless it's damaged a new filter wont filter any better then the old one.

Take it out each year when you change the oil and inspect and clean it. Wash it in gas and then blow it out with compressed air.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:13 AM
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^^^ Totally agree
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:32 PM
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Why do you say it should be changed? Everyone I've ever talk to that works for dealerships say there is no need. It's a metal mesh screen filter so unless it's damaged a new filter wont filter any better then the old one.

Take it out each year when you change the oil and inspect and clean it. Wash it in gas and then blow it out with compressed air.
So I called the Engineers at ZF Hurth, as I have access to them, and this is basically what they told me:

The filter is made of a woven metal corrugated mesh screen and is designed to capture metal particulate in the transmission that develops over time during normal use. This screen was designed to trap the particulate and not let it out. Therefore, over time, the filter will develop a greater pressure drop across it. They recommended a change yearly.

Now, that being said, you can see the reply is very Engineer like. Being that I am an Engineer, I have taken thier recommendation. I cant help myself....however my filters are very, very, very cheap

I could also agree that performing a good chemical washing and blowing it out with compressed air would be a good compromise to stretch out the filter for a couple of years. This is when you would really want to change the gaskets on the filter anyway. It is really an individual call. Just keep this in mind. ZF prides itself in making the Swiss watch of transmissions. All of the tolerencing is very tight to provide precision quality power transmission. Knowing this, I choose to change the filter after about 130 hours of service...even if I end up having to pay dealer pricing for the filter in the future.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:47 PM
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If you have metal particles in your transmission you have bigger issues then not changing the filter. The only thing that is a wearable part during normal operation would be the friction disc and plates and with proper care, operation and maintenance that should not be happening either.

The size of the mesh in this filter wouldn't trap anything other then large chunks of metal. If you are getting this kind of metal it would indicate pending catastrophic failure. The kind of metal or material t hat comes from friction disc or plates would need a magnet to trap it.

That filter will not trap anything you cannot wash from the filter with just brake cleaner and compressed air. If it's trapping something you can see with the naked eye you'd better be worried.

I'm not an engineer, just a retired grunt that works on stuff.
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I am going to be changing my trans fluid, manual and dealer says to use good old dextron ATF. My question to all of you is brand choice? Regular or synthetic? I think I read on here to stay away from synthetic on the tranny for some reason?

Any opinions would be appreciated.
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