- May 21, 2012
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
This filter went through 12000 miles service on my Ram's 68RFE transmission. I kept it short on Parker's advice to make the first use of this filter a short one, since it's cleaning out a system never equipped with filtration this fine. Probably unnecessary as it went in with new trans fluid on a complete fluid exchange (cooler line method) and this filter is designed for much larger systems with much higher flow rates than the 68RFE. I put eight 95 lb. magnets in the pan at the same time. This filter is in the cooler line before the transmission cooler. The return line goes into a spin-on cooler return line filter mounted inside of the pan from the factory. I replaced the factory spin-on return line filter with a Fram Ultra XG7317, so my trans gets filtered both ways. I opened this filter using a hacksaw, which would explain metal shavings. Made a bit of a mess. No ADBV or bypass on this filter. Bypass is in the filter head.