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#2565734 - 10/17/18 10:52 PM draining a 42re pan
rhad Offline
super stock

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 758
Loc: garnett kansas
i have to remove the pan on my 42re trans,id like to avoid the mess of getting drenched in tranny fluid,so i have this idea of putting a small hose in thru the dipstick tube and using my mouth to start the suction to drain as much as i can before removing the pan,i dont want or need a mkouth full of fluid,but im thinking of givin it a try,once it starts flowing it should drain a fair amount,im aware that liquid dont run uphill but once it gets started thru suction it should work,
what say you guys am i completely crazy in my old age or just a little goofy?
my ladder of success is missing some rungs

#2565751 - 10/17/18 11:43 PM Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad]
1969ronnie Offline

Registered: 07/08/09
Posts: 344
Loc: massachusetts U.S.A.
Yep , crazy. Give the kid next door $10 to take the pan down and take a atf bath . You are older and wiser and you work smarter, not harder. Act dumb when he is drenched and say "OOP's , I Didn't think that would happen " . http://board whistling

#2565798 - 10/18/18 06:25 AM Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad]
BDW Offline

Registered: 05/12/05
Posts: 3569
Loc: Florida
Harbor Freight sells a cheap manual suction pump that will keep the tranny fluid out of your mouth.

#2565863 - 10/18/18 10:11 AM Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad]

Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 562
Loc: nj
Poke a hole in the pan with an awl. Ad a drain plug when you have the pan off.

#2565991 - 10/18/18 01:53 PM Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: JAMESDART]
John_Kunkel Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 19895
Loc: Rio Linda, CA
iagree That's the way I do it except I use a sheet metal screw and gasket to close the hole.
I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

#2566030 - 10/18/18 03:09 PM Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad]
NANKET Offline

Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 4363
Loc: northwest USA
Put it in the side not the bottom. If and when it scrapes bottom it doesn't rip off the head of the screw or drain plug.


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