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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #41
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A run of the mill transmission filter is rated at 30-60 microns. Even the smallest grain of beach sand is 100 microns. The average size of a sawdust particle is 300 microns. I use to do outside sales for Wix filters.......
Some of our industrial filters use cellulose fiber precoat and filter down in the single digit micron range (1/2 mic if you believe the sales propaganda). The cellulose fibers are basically very finely ground up wood. With biodiesel the fibers physically block particles from passing through, but we also believe there is chemical interaction going on as well. The cellulose will absorb some water too.

Grasping at straws, sawdust in the transmission oil might conceivably act as a precoat for the transmission's filter making it more effective at filtering out the smaller particles and the sawdust may absorb some moisture and/or other unwanted contaminates from the oil. If so then this
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.... It's entirely possible that just a fluid change would make the trans in question work properly.......
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Hillbilly logic is a dangerous thing, use it with caution.
But it makes for much amusement
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