So whats the verdict?
For those that want to do their own trans service, there is a MB trans pan available with a drain plug in it.
Makes it less messy to drop the pan for service, I am thinking of getting one for myself.
Part #1402700812 find it on Ebay............ about $83
Bob in Ocala, Florida (a 73 year old guy who loves cars), 05' Magnum RT. Many mod's, all of Danko Products and a few from 402 Motoring.
Have owned my share of 12 & 13 second cars, am happy now with my stock RT.
To the OP Do yourself a favor and pull a sample and send it to blackstone labs. Then you will know for sure and science will solve this debate. Just replace the amount you remove.
Dont underestimate the ability of people to argue any point :-)
I see it now. The report will say 6 ppm of nickel in the tranny fluid. The next poster says thats fine. The following poster says no way. Lol.
Or you can get it from the salvage yard for $8.46.
2007 Magnum R/T
I had mine done at the dealership a couple of years ago. It was pricey, but I had them drop the pan, replace the filter and then complete the 15 quart BG synchro flush. It is a full dialysis type of fluid exchange that completely circulates all the old fluid out of the transmission and torque converter using the cars transmission pump. All the while it was hooked to the Starscan so I knew the correct fluid level was established.
At least I saw what they did and knew it was done right. Having said that I don't feel bad at all paying a little more for service I know was done right.
Like said earlier, "whatever helps you sleep better."
2005 Magnum RT AWD 344AWHP/358AWTRQ
FRI Sidewinder Cam, Johan Tune, Edelbrock Headers, JBA Hi-Flo Cats, Magnaflow Catback, 180* T-stat, aFe Stg II CAI, 85mm Throttle Body, SLP 25% UDP, Catch Can, Taylor Shortys, Freak351 Trans Box , Eibach Pro Kit Springs & R1's. Interior, Engine & "M" Emblems by Billet Tech, R/T Emblems, Magnum R/T Grille, Black Heads & Tails, Eyelids