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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #21
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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.

Hillbilly logic is a dangerous thing, use it with caution.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #22
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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.

Hillbilly logic is a dangerous thing, use it with caution.
And that's the point of this thread. I don't see how adding sawdust can aid a failing trans.

The test transmission is going to be replaced anyway so I though it would be fun to get some of the more vocal proponents of Sawdust Cure-All to put up or shut up.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #23
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Original thread that got me thinking about this:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...ion+fix&page=3
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:07 PM   #24
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who needs a trans filter with sawdust, run it unrestricted!
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #25
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.......so I though it would be fun to get some of the more vocal proponents of Sawdust Cure-All to put up or shut up.
Never argue with an idiot, they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #26
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The test transmission is going to be replaced
Why?

Seems like taking it to the scrap yard would be a better plan.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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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.

Hillbilly logic is a dangerous thing, use it with caution.
If the filter logic would hold true, can I pour sand in a transmission you own?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #28
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Why?

Seems like taking it to the scrap yard would be a better plan.
You have no sense of fun.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #29
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If the filter logic would hold true, can I pour sand in a transmission you own?
No, because it would clog the filter and burn up the clutches due to fluid depravation. The clutches that the sand will never make it to
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:50 PM   #30
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No, I totally get putting the saw dust in and seeing what happens.

But after I think it would make more sense sending it to the scrap yard, not fixing it.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #31
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No, I totally get putting the saw dust in and seeing what happens.

But after I think it would make more sense sending it to the scrap yard, not fixing it.
Look at the bigger picture. What more fun could be had with an old junked out car? We could test every shadetree mechanic theory out there.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #32
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I'mRunning Sawdust In My Trans. It Helps It Shift Way Better.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #33
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Kind of like Myth Busters for mechanics.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #34
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I'mRunning Sawdust In My Head. It Helps It Think Way Better.
True.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #35
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When I saw the title "Sawdust Challenge" I thought it was going to be a new, more idiotic take on the Cinnamon Challenge.
I wish I had read through this thread first, I only saw the title and got right to work...I thought this was the sawdust masturbation challenge.
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Everybody knows its for manual trans not autos also works on rear ends ,have fun with that
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I just sprinkled some sawdust on my Del Taco and I have not shit my pants yet!
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No, I totally get putting the saw dust in and seeing what happens.

But after I think it would make more sense sending it to the scrap yard, not fixing it.
You would have to replace all the lines and the radiator/trans-cooler or risk wrecking the new trans.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #39
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Damn, I'm in CANADA for the week, I would be all over this!


Or at least come out for the opportunity to spooge in Dave's compressor to see what effect it has.
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You would have to replace all the lines and the radiator/trans-cooler or risk wrecking the new trans.
They can be flushed.
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