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draining a 42re pan #2565734
10/18/18 12:52 AM
10/18/18 12:52 AM
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garnett kansas
rhad Offline OP
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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?


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Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad] #2565751
10/18/18 01:43 AM
10/18/18 01:43 AM
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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

Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad] #2565798
10/18/18 08:25 AM
10/18/18 08:25 AM
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Harbor Freight sells a cheap manual suction pump that will keep the tranny fluid out of your mouth.

Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad] #2565863
10/18/18 12:11 PM
10/18/18 12:11 PM
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Poke a hole in the pan with an awl. Ad a drain plug when you have the pan off.

Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: JAMESDART] #2565991
10/18/18 03:53 PM
10/18/18 03:53 PM
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iagree That's the way I do it except I use a sheet metal screw and gasket to close the hole.


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Re: draining a 42re pan [Re: rhad] #2566030
10/18/18 05:09 PM
10/18/18 05:09 PM
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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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