we must be reading different threads.....
I thought we were "both" reading this one.....where everyone BUT you
to think that my price is fair.
~sips his crownroyal.....takes a hit off his doooby~
Do me a favor.
Get a price on the "canister" filter, the regular filter, 7 quarts
and a pan gasket.
Then.....add a bit for labor, you make the call, charge a fair price on
Post the results.
Then I'll tell you how much money YOU ARE LOSING after doing the job 10
and if you find some shops out there that are doing this service with
filters and using ATF4 for under $100......then stay away from them.
They're likely using the service as a "Loss Leader" to upsell you.
jest a caution for you, take it for what it's worth.
(or what you think it's worth...lol)
a simple few minutes on the phone for you and post the results.
to prove a point
~takes a hit off his dooby.........mmmmmm........wonders if you're one
that think mechanics shouldn't eat as well as everyone else, take
and buy his kids cloths from places other than the ole GoodWill
or.....if you jest fall for every lost leader ad~
~pay a mechanic~
~save a kid~
Ok, I have to say this has me worried a little. I have a '91 Dakota that I
usually take to Pennzoil for oil change, air filter, etc. One of the last
times I took it there they drained all the oil out and told me to "start 'er
up" (I always stay in the car while they do the work). When I asked if they
had put oil back in they looked dumbfounded.
But, back to topic, I had them to change the trans fluid and occasionally
the truck won't go into over drive. What do I need to do to halt any further
damage?! Take it to a dealer/professional and have them flush it?
Just an update on my scenario, spoke to Pennzoil EZlube manager after
gathering some online material plus help from Tom Lawrence and Marsh
Monster.He finally agreed to get in ATF+4.
Later that day the owner called to confirm 'he had been on the phone all
morning with Chrysler' the bulk ATF+4 was coming in from Chrysler. He
still backs the thousands of Dodges he has used his base fluid with
appropriate additive method but will redo mine so I don't ever have to
battle a warranty. He must have been stonewalled pretty good by
So I go in tomorrow, inspect the bulk barrel label and have it redone.
I agreed to pay an extra $35 can for the difference in fluid costs....
Fair is fair.
update again after if nec.
Just came back, no bulk, they had to buy _50_ Mopar 1 litre plastic jugs
to fill up their machine so it only had ATF+4 in it !
Their wholesaler says Dodge is the only mfgr that stick to the "no-subs"
rule. They are giving in for me but insist there is evidence and laws
contrary to argue Dodge's stand. ... I'm not interested in that
PS Do you think the next Dodge is going to get ATF+4 ?????
Matt, what I said above only applied to the 45RFE and the 545RFE
transmissions. They are only used behind the 4.7L and 5.7L HEMI. You don't
need ATF+4 in your truck. Do they change your transmission filters at
Pennzoil if so you done what you can do, being a 91 it may be getting to the
end of it's life. I'd get some referrals from friends, and coworkers for a
shop that only does transmission work. You don't need the dealers high
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