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09-07-2009, 08:50 AM #1
What transmission filter do I want to use?
I've got a transmission fluid change coming up for my 2003 Yukon XL, and I'm curious what filter I should be using. I'm going to go with a synthetic transmission fluid, probably Amsoil. But for the filter I wasn't sure what was the best.
WIX makes a filter for my truck:
Looks like I can get that for $19 or so. Autozone sells another filter, I think it was a B&M filter, for $18. So basically the same price.
Really the price doesn't matter so much, as long as it's reasonable. I'm not paying $100 for a filter But if there's a much better filter option out there for, say, $25 or $30, I'd gladly pay it if it will extend the life of my transmission.
Suggestions? Who makes good filters? By the way, Amsoil doesn't make transmission filters, or at least they don't make a filter for my vehicle. Amsoil does carry the WIX brand filters, though.
I have a 2003 Yukon XL with the 4L60E deep pan transmission (at least, it measures three inches deep and they said at Autozone that anything over 2.5 inches is "deep").
09-07-2009, 08:53 AM #2
I would go with WIX/NAPA Gold. And I dont' put a lot of faith in advice from the AZ crowd. They're OK to pick stuff off the shelf (even then I open the box before I leave) and that's about in IMO.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
09-07-2009, 08:59 AM #3
09-07-2009, 09:29 AM #4
Three inches sounds deep to me, but I haven't worked on anything newer than a 97. Jimmiee is the transmission expert. Is there any name brand stamped on the pan? Like B&B, Summit, etc? I believe the deep pans usually come with a filter extension, so a normal filter should fit fine. If you want improved filtration, I would go with a spin on filter in the cooler lines.
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