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    GimmeDanger Active Member

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    Just did a filter and gasket change, there was a coating of material in the pan and a little clump right under the filter, is this acceptable?

    1971, swinger 318. Unknown service history, shows ~60k miles.
     
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    Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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    What color was the old fluid, & did it smelled burnt? If the fluid was still red & didn't smell burnt, I'd say you were good to go. Did you leave the round magnet in the pan to pick up the ferrous metal when the drums wear? If not, I would drop the pan & put one in just to be safe.
     
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    The fluid looked perfectly red and smelled fresh. The rear band was a little bit loose but adjusted easily. There wasn't a magnet in there, maybe one of those little rare earth magnets would be good to stick on the outside? I got a lubelocker gasket so I could drop the pan if I need. It was just enough coating to dull the inside finish and a clump of crap about the size of a quarter. It seems reasonable to me but I'm no expert.
     
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    Yes, a light film and some small particulates is normal. Also, it will tend to collect in the corners so the blob is likely normal too.
     
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      Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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      What MoparMike said. The magnet needs to be placed as far from the filter as possible so the ferrous particulates will be pulled away from the filter.
       
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