In this video, Scotty demonstrates the use of our thermostat bypass adapter for exchanging the fluid in a GM 8-speed transmission. (Flo-Dynamics P/N: 40100038)
Exchanging the ATF in newer Ford 8 and 10 speed transmissions has been a challenge... until now! Previously, you’d have to warm up the transmission to operating temperature before the internal thermostat would open up and circulate outside the transmission, which could take anywhere from 20-40 minutes. Flo-Dynamics now offers adapters to either service via dipstick mode or inline mode while bypassing the internal thermostat, eliminating the wait time. The instructions below will show you how and where to connect, saving your shop time and money!
When performing an engine-off coolant service, there are two methods. The first is a fast and easy vacuum and fill through the radiator cap (either on the radiator or the pressurized coolant reservoir). The second is a more thorough flush service through the upper radiator hose. On some newer vehicles, accessing and connecting to the upper radiator hose can be difficult and time consuming. In this video, I'll show you how you can still perform the more thorough flush service with a simple connection to the pressurized coolant reservoir, also referred to by Ford as the degas bottle. Click here to see our available coolant adapters.
Scotty is our master technician and engineer. He has over 50 years of mechanical experience and spends most of the time working with shop technicians. He knows the challenges the technician faces, and wants to share useful tips and tricks to make life easier. You’ll find his advice extremely helpful when it comes to new adapters, adapter connections, machine maintenance, new products, and easier ways to perform a service. Both current and past tips can be found he