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      03-29-2011, 08:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by burton727 View Post
^ awesome thanks for the great pictures. i never realized the filter was a magnet.
this makes me think, if i do change it there shouldnt be any problems because the friction from the metal shavings that most people say keeps older transmissions together if not serviced will all be stored on the magnet anyways. hmmm hard to understand lol but you get the idea
No the magnets are to catch metal, there is a filter (i heard it was paper) integrated in the pan.

I would highly suggest to change the pan / filter when you do a oil change. I cannot imagine the filter last forever.
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