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B&M Trans dipstick

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Going to change the filter on the 8 speed soon. From what I'm seeing it looks like a minor ordeal with draining fluid and then getting the correct fluid level. I don't want a dealer flush.


Saw the B&M dipstick (seems pretty expensive for what it is) but. could remove the valve on top/side of the transmission (the plastic one with the lock) Pump out most of the fluid in the pan to minimize the mess when dropping the pan.


Then use the dipstick on the refill and for checking the level after the filter change. Thoughts on this or really asking if anyone has bought this and if the quality is good or not. 


Wanting to possibly do an oversized cooler and remove the thermos (however you do that).  The B&M pan seems a little overpriced as well, and it's hard to justify nearly $800~1,000 for a stick, deep pan, cooler and the correct fluid.

(was looking at the mishmoto  trans cooler kit.)  I'm a firm believer that cool trans temps keep them alive much longer, but the is a limit $$ on the cost vs benefits. 


on my '04 I put the largest hayden (motorhome 30Kgvr) for around $100 on 45 min install, and had zero problems. I'm afraid this is not going to be that easy or cheap.

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I used an 8L90 dipstick I found on ebay, and welded a drain plug in the stock pan.


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