Part Six: The Transmission
Now for the last fluid and filter change of this article: the transmission. I used Royal Purple's Max ATF, a synthetic high-performance automatic transmission fluid. According to RP, its low co-efficient of friction and high film strength help to dramatically reduce heat and wear. Additionally, Max ATF is fully compatible and can be mixed with other automatic transmission fluids. The filter and gasket come as a kit from Purolator. The filter prolongs the life of the trans fluid and transmission by trapping foreign particles and abrasives from the fluid. These are supposed to be changed every 12,000 miles, and I'm sure mine was due.

The Final Word
All said and done, the truck is running like a champ. There is no more smoke bellowing out of the tailpipe, thanks to the new TBI and ignition system. The running temperature of the truck is almost 20 degrees lower, thanks to the new radiator and flushing the system. One of the best things of all is the power improvement. Not that it would be fair to compare how it runs now to what it did before, but the fact it will smoke the tire off the line and give me a nice chirp when it shifts into Second is making me one happy gearhead.

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