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Old April 24th, 2013, 09:22 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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Old April 25th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #42
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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.
The car is in pretty good condition for it's age and runs well. People are always looking for cheap cars so I don't think I will lose when I flip this car.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 07:04 AM   #43
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I took a lot of heat for being a naysayer in the other thread. How's come nobody's stepping up to the plate?
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Old April 26th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #44
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If I was going up north this weekend, I would defiantly stop by and donate some of my finest sawdust.



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I heard yooper water makes transmissions shift better.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #46
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I've heard from a wacked out fella that come in to our store that if you fill a trans up completely full of water that it will work.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #47
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Old April 26th, 2013, 01:13 PM   #48
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I think at some point anyone who worked on cars had heard this. I don't know jack shit about transmissions but maybe this would have worked on cars in the 50's and 60's? It's hard to believe something repeated so many times has absolutely no truth.
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I know this a call out towards me since I was so vocal in the other thread about it.

All I can tell you is that I saw it work first hand.

It was a brand new Ford Excursion 7.3L PowerStroke that had been in a flood and donated to Oakland Technical schools for use in our Automotive Technology class. The transmission was junked because of the water damage. Our teacher showed us how to drop the pan, remove the filter and added the sawdust with new trans fluid. We had already tried a simple trans fluid swap to get rid of the water and the truck still didn't move.

After he added the saw dust and new trans fluid he started the truck and let it run for 20 minutes before he started cycling through the gears. He then put it in reverse, backed it off the lift and into the lot and that diesel ripped one hell of a burn out. He drove it around burning the tires off for about five minutes before it started slipping like crazy and the entire class had to push it back into the bay. We dropped the pan, cleaned out the valvebody of the soaked sawdust pulp and refilled it with more sawdust and he backed it out and ripped another burn out. We parked it before the principal came in and started raising hell and we blamed it on kids from the welding class.

That's what happened. I still don't know enough about how auto transmissions work to explain it. All I know is what I just described.
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That sounds like a top tier automotive tech class.....
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That sounds like a top tier automotive tech class.....
What do you expect out of a free high school class based out of downtown Pontiac?

It worked in that instance. I don't give a shit if it works elsewhere. Would I do it on my own vehicle? Fuck no. I pay $2 a month for roadside assistance for a reason.
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I'd expect there to be at least a reference to Olde English or crack...
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I know this a call out towards me since I was so vocal in the other thread about it.

All I can tell you is that I saw it work first hand.

It was a brand new Ford Excursion 7.3L PowerStroke that had been in a flood and donated to Oakland Technical schools for use in our Automotive Technology class. The transmission was junked because of the water damage. Our teacher showed us how to drop the pan, remove the filter and added the sawdust with new trans fluid. We had already tried a simple trans fluid swap to get rid of the water and the truck still didn't move.

After he added the saw dust and new trans fluid he started the truck and let it run for 20 minutes before he started cycling through the gears. He then put it in reverse, backed it off the lift and into the lot and that diesel ripped one hell of a burn out. He drove it around burning the tires off for about five minutes before it started slipping like crazy and the entire class had to push it back into the bay. We dropped the pan, cleaned out the valvebody of the soaked sawdust pulp and refilled it with more sawdust and he backed it out and ripped another burn out. We parked it before the principal came in and started raising hell and we blamed it on kids from the welding class.

That's what happened. I still don't know enough about how auto transmissions work to explain it. All I know is what I just described.
Yes, I'm calling you (and others) out with this thread but I'm trying to do in in a fun way and minimize butthurt.
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I'm really surprised this hasn't happened yet, sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Maybe I can sneak out of Canada for a day...
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