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whats the general census on transmission flushes on highmileage cars?

I have a car that has 182k miles on it. I thought the oil was changed at 100k or so but was told recently that it was not. I have been told not to get the oil changed because of how old it is, saying that the tranny wont hold together with new oil. new oil will unstick gunk and saying that the metal in the oil now helps the clutches grip better etc. It kinda makes since but want to get it done if its wiser. What say you?

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Re: whats the general census on transmission flushes on highmileage cars?

are we talkin' cars or bikes here? personally i think that's a OWT(old wives's tale).getting all the gunk out can only help as with anything else, so you should change it altho' they say it should stay in there for life. what happens if you have a leaking seal? it would be foolish not to check the level and in this case fill up. tranny gets another lease on life.
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Re: whats the general census on transmission flushes on highmileage cars?

Wow. Over 80,000 and no oil change..?

I would check to see the oil, just pull the dipstick out and see what the oil looks like... If its blacky/sooty and hard to see through, then i would change it deff. If its clearish (which at 80,000+ i doubt) then its ok (sort of speak)

Not sure about the de-gunking part though... :S

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Re: whats the general census on transmission flushes on highmileage cars?

a real flush, done by someone who has a flushing machine will work wonders for solenoids that stick. other than that, unless you totally cooked your fluid and want to get ALL of it out of your tourqe converter, it will not be much help. filter and fluid change usually helps the best.
9 times outta 10 its too late anyway, bands and clutches are already burnt. trust me one this one. unless a reputable trans shop recommends the flush. save your $ for a rebuild or a trans from a yard.
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Re: whats the general census on transmission flushes on highmileage cars?

I used to work at a lube shop and I was the guy that did the flushings, if you don't do it every at least 50k miles DON'T! When they say the old fluid holds together the clutches and bands they are completely right! If you flush it out your trans wont last as long.
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