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I have a stock 99 ZZ4. Do you guys take your skid plates off or leave them on. Mine is bowed with a 4"-5" arc.
I also want to change my Tranny fluid soon, and I understand I have to drop the pan and replace 2 filters? What are the part numbers?

What are the pro's & con's of leaving them off. I had read in a previous post that you leave the transmission cooler exposed.
Dave in Columbus, Ohio
 

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millionaire_4 said:
I have a stock 99 ZZ4. Do you guys take your skid plates off or leave them on. Mine is bowed with a 4"-5" arc.
I also want to change my Tranny fluid soon, and I understand I have to drop the pan and replace 2 filters? What are the part numbers?

What are the pro's & con's of leaving them off. I had read in a previous post that you leave the transmission cooler exposed.
Dave in Columbus, Ohio
Dave

Most all the guys leave the skid plate OFF the bike without having any added fear of a problem. I am a little more paronoid so I am still running the plate on my bike. The filters on the tranny only ONE gets replaced ... sorry I do not have my bike here or I would get you a PN. The filter inside the transmission (gets cleaned not replaced) is cleaned using brake cleaner and then drying with compressed air (least how I do it). The inline filter (again on my bike) is located under the left side cover ... easily accessible.

 

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millionaire_4 said:
I have a stock 99 ZZ4. Do you guys take your skid plates off or leave them on. Mine is bowed with a 4"-5" arc.
I also want to change my Tranny fluid soon, and I understand I have to drop the pan and replace 2 filters? What are the part numbers?

What are the pro's & con's of leaving them off. I had read in a previous post that you leave the transmission cooler exposed.
Dave in Columbus, Ohio
I was having a lot of tranny problems with my 2000 so I ask Monty his opinion and he said remove it.

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Has anyone ever changed the il-line tranny filter and found it to be restricted???
Tim

I have several inline filters that Tom Chadwell gave me and they have no slowing properties in them. When you blow thro them it just acts as if there is nothing more than a 3/8 tube with no back pressure. I understand they have a powerful magnet in them.

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What is the inline filter you are talking about? Would be great to change an external filter.
The skidplate is something I left on for years until I realized it was absolutely not needed. It's removal makes tranny fluid changes so much easier and has to allow better trans and trans cooler airflow...Joe
 

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Thanks Adrian.....

Joe there is an in-line transmission filter laying just about on top of the bell housing, a bit on the left side of the bike......kind of lays horizontal.
I haven't changed mine in 10M miles and was wondering how bad I screwed up. Everytime I service the thing I forget all about it :oops: But if it's a magnetic type cartridge I would guess it's doing its' job as my fluid was really clean and very little "glitter" when I dumped the trans this time. The in-case filter was absolutely clean......cross my finger I guess.

Hawk...I guess that's what you would have to do. I think I still have a filter cutter I used on my piston engine filter.....I'll have to look for it :lol:
 

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V-Man "The filter inside the transmission " How do you get to the damn thing? With Single speed transmissions, I know of the in-line, that needs to be replaced and to look for the arrow!
Adrian "I was having a lot of tranny problems with my 2000 so I ask Monty his opinion and he said remove it. " Did your tranny act any better, with removing the filter?, not that I would do that, but I suspect in certain symptoms, that maybe the answer.
Joe "It's removal makes tranny fluid changes so much easier and has to allow better trans and trans cooler airflow...Joe" My thoughts would be a cooler running bike in the summetime., with better air flow. Is the skid plate put on for gravel protection, or riding the bike up on a trailer ramp, to protect the undercarriage?
I know my 1996 V-6 did not have a skid plate.
Insidently, I called Tom at Mountain and got a 05 headlight for the 99...Looks great and mounts right up. I did have to crimp into the existing wire harness, since I was sent a headlight with 1' leads only. ( I have no idea what they costs. I'll wait for the card bill at the end of the month)
Dave in Columbus, Ohio.
 

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Dave,
You only have one filter on your 99 single speed. It is located under the left side cover. Run the bike for a few minutes on the road then drain. I drive my front end up onto a few boards so that it gives me clearance to fit my drain pan. I refill with 2 3/4 qts. I am still running with the guard under the bike for over 100 K Miles.
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Glenn Boglisch said:
Dave,
You only have one filter on your 99 single speed. It is located under the left side cover. Run the bike for a few minutes on the road then drain. I drive my front end up onto a few boards so that it gives me clearance to fit my drain pan. I refill with 2 3/4 qts. I am still running with the guard under the bike for over 100 K Miles.
Glenn
Thanks Glenn! I didn't realize the single speed didn't have an internal filter :oops: I do now :)
 

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tranny filter

the tranny filter is a 3/8 in line made in Australia by boss components it also comes apart it has a magnet and a element in side. the name is
"MAGNEFINE"about $17.00 NAPA -AUTO ZONE and others will package it under the stock # it has an arrow for flow direction.. I kept them in stock a lot shops use them on cars and trucks. that do alot of towing.
 

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Magnefine #batch 0309 is on the filter.. I order them as 3/8 in line tranny filters box of 10 the chain auto parts stores puts there own stock # on them mj
 

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Joe,
Ford uses the same in line filter. Their part number is XC3Z-7B155-BA. Available at any ford dealer.
 
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