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Old 09-24-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
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The Allison Trans Filter is supposed to be changed at 5000 miles. I am now at 5300 miles. Has anyone done this themselves or should it be done at the shop. What is the part number?
what is the cost at the shop.
I went to the workhorse shop yesterday and they didn't know if they had the filter, didn't know the cost and said I would have to leave the motorhome. Why would you have to leave the motorhome to do a 10 minute job or is it more timely and complicated that that.
What about fluid loss?
Appreciate any answers to this dilemma.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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The Allison Trans Filter is supposed to be changed at 5000 miles. I am now at 5300 miles. Has anyone done this themselves or should it be done at the shop. What is the part number?
what is the cost at the shop.
I went to the workhorse shop yesterday and they didn't know if they had the filter, didn't know the cost and said I would have to leave the motorhome. Why would you have to leave the motorhome to do a 10 minute job or is it more timely and complicated that that.
What about fluid loss?
Appreciate any answers to this dilemma.
Thanks to all
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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You can do it yourself ,however I had mine done by my service station, It was replaced when I had my scheduled LOF, I bought the filter my self For $14 and the mechanic did it for me . (It was a friend so he told me to get it myself as it would be cheaper.) The job cost me $35. plus $14 for the filter. The filter I used was a WIX #57701. BTW don't forget that there is a little magnet with the filter , make sure it is put back in the new filter.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thanks Bud for that info. Appreciate your help.
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Bill, if you have an Allison dealer close, the filter runs $10.00. Fill the filter with fluid prior to installation and you won't have to add additional fluid, as stated look for the magnetic ring and reinstall prior to installing the filter. The filter is just a regular spin-on like auto oil filters; you probably will have use a wrench to remove the old one.

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Old 09-24-2005, 09:17 AM   #6
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Thanks Fred,
that was my other concern which was how much oil loss would there be.
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There will be only a little fluid lose. Just what drips off the pan on tanny. As stated before, make sure to clean and replace magnet and fill the new filter with same type of fluid that is in your tanny. I did mine at a camp site in CA. Maybe a 10 min. job. I did use an OEM filter. Take no chances with aftermarket filters.
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I prefer to use and oem filter also, but where do you buy it at? I think I will just change it myself. What is the spec for the fluid? I don't have any on hand and will need to buy that two.
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I spent some time at the PA RV Show 2 weeks ago speaking to the Workhorse rep.

He mentioned changing the filter in my Allison equiped coach. I told him I knew about the 5000 mile requirement and that I was going to change mine at 5000 miles. I currently have 3300 miles on my coach.

He told me to just remove the old filter. Then fill the new filter with fluid and screw it on. Then check the fluid but I should be good to go.

You can get the filter at any GM dealer or at many parts stores including NADA.
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Old 09-25-2005, 12:55 PM   #10
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Thanks Tom,
that is good solid info.
Can you give me the OEM part number please.
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My new manual is in my coach and it is 35 miles from home. We'll be going back Thursday.

If you don't get the part number before then email me but any GM dealer will be able to give you the correct filter for the Allison 1000.
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The OEM part # is 29539579...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
... any GM dealer will be able to give you the correct filter for the Allison 1000. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>In addition to that they will gladly hand you a very big invoice.
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Thanks for all the info. the only other thing I need to know is what trans fluid to buy before I go after the motorhome so I will have everything here when I get it to the house to do the deed.
WHAT OIL_ _ _ _ _ _ _
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any last minute thoughts for me?
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