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Ford Transmission DieselSite Filtration System

Ford Transmission DieselSite Filtration System
Ford Transmission DieselSite Filtration System

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$319.00

  • Part Number: TFIKxx
  • Est. Ship Time: Usually Ships By Next Business Day

NEW DESIGN!  BILLET ALUMINUM BYPASS MOUNT

  • Most cars and light trucks are 5/16".
  • Most Pre-1997 E4OD's use a 5/16" line.
  • 1997 E4OD can be either 5/16" or 3/8" - you will have to check your truck for the correct line size.
  • The 1999-2003 4R100 uses a 3/8" line.
  • The Ford 6-Speed Manual uses a 3/8" line.
  • The Ford 5 Speed Automatic 5R110 uses 1/2" Line.

-If the flare nut takes a 1/2" wrench then your line size is 5/16".
-If the flare nut takes a 5/8" wrench then your line size is 3/8".
-If the flare nut takes a 3/4" wrench then your line size is 1/2".

Our kits are made with stainless braided high pressure hose and fittings that match the OEM connections. This allows for easier installation and quick removal should the need arise. There is no cutting or modifying needed of the OEM lines or connections when installing our unit.

Automatic transmissions have internal filters designed to capture only large particles. These filters are designed as a pickup to keep large particles from flowing through the transmission. These filters are on the suction side of the pump. Fine filtration in the pan is not an option for the transmission manufacturers due to the fact that transmission pumps should not be restricted. The only way to get fine filtration for a transmission is with an external transmission filter kit on the push side of the pump. The 4R100/E4OD and many other transmissions were never equipped with this type of external filter.  The Allison in the Chevy and many medium duty and heavy duty trucks come equipped from the factory with an external transmission filter. This is not a new idea in transmission maintenance and protection. 

The OEM filter location requires that you pull the pan to change or check the filter. With our kit you can simply spin on a new filter element. With the optional pressure gauge to monitor when you should change your filter, you can avoid unnecessary filter changes.

Manual Transmissions have no filter at all. This is an obvious problem as gear wear is floating around in the system causing even more wear. To run an external transmission filter on a manual transmission, the transmission would have to have a factory installed internal pump.  To our knowledge, the Ford 6-speed manual transmission is the only manual unit to have an internal pump.  Since pumps are installed in manual transmissions in order to run external coolers, the presence of a cooler on your vehicle would indicate that you have an internal pump in your manual transmission.  If so, you can order the kit with your corresponding line size and fabricate it to work on your vehicle.  OR, give us a call and we will see if we can figure it out for/with you.

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How it works:  Our filter is on the "push" side of the pump.  This location allows for a filter with increased efficiency -- or smaller micron rating. Normally, dirty fluid is in the pan, and we assume the OEM filter catches the really big particles before it enters the valves and pump. After running through the transmission, it leaves as "dirty" fluid. This fluid will have clutch dust and other impurities which are all normal in any automatic transmission. This dirty fluid would be recirculated back to the pan.  With our kit you can catch dirty fluid BEFORE it makes it back to the pan. Keeping the fluid clean, keeps your valve body clean which keeps your transmission shift quality at its highest. After installation of our external kit the filter in the pan now acts simply as a pickup for the pump and virtually never needs changed.

Our unit has a bypass valve in the housing as an added safety feature. This internal bypass valve in the housing is set at 25 psi to allow some fluid to bypass the filter should the filter become restricted. In addition, if the filter becomes plugged, our unit will go into complete bypass mode and allow the full volume of fluid flow to bypass the filter and insure that your transmission always has returning fluid for lubrication.   With normal routine oil and filter changes and a properly operating transmission the full bypass mode should never occur.

Our filters have a micron rating of 22 microns. That is extremely fine filtration for a transmission. Pan filters have no real micron rating. Many are nothing but screens.

Our kit also acts as a "mini" cooler since it is detached from the transmission and the air flow over the filter element would help to dissipate a small amount of heat.

Benefits:

  • Protects your transmission in the case of a torque converter failure by catching the debris before it can make it back to the transmission. Before the installation of our Factory Tech Monsterbox, we personally lost 3 torque converters in one transmission and the transmission was still in perfect condition.
  • No need to drop the pan again for messy filter changes. Your OEM filter will only require changing every 100,000 miles or so.
  • The fluid in pan stays clean, protecting the transmission from debris.
  • The filter canister acts as a small transmission cooler.
  • The bypass valve design allows fluid flow even if the filter plugs with debris.
  • Allows the addition of a transmission filter pressure gauge to monitor the condition of the filter.
  • The spin on filter replacements are less expensive than the OEM style.

 

 

Applications:

We are currently working on new models to fit different applications. Transmissions use different line connections, but luckily many use similar line sizes so our kit can fit multiple applications. Simply look at the return line(rear of the transmission) and see what size line you have.

  • Most cars and light trucks are 5/16".
  • Most Pre-1997 E4OD's use a 5/16" line.
  • 1997 E4OD can be either 5/16" or 3/8" - you will have to check your truck for the correct line size. 
  • The 1999-2003 4R100 uses a 3/8" line.
  • The Ford 6-Speed Manual uses a 3/8" line.
  • The Ford 5 Speed Automatic 5R110 uses 1/2" Line.

DieselSite part numbers:

  • E40D w/5/16" Lines - TFIK516
  • E40D/4R100/ZF Manual w/ 3/8" Lines - TFIK38
  • 5R110 w/1/2" Lines - TFIK12
 
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