Good job on finally getting all your research done and giving it a go. I know you have been investigating fluids for quite some time now.
Nice write up as well.
The magnets seem to indicate your tranny has faired well so far in its life. How many miles did you say? EDIT: Oh i saw in one of your pics 85K The collected metal on mine looked very similar to your pictures when I did it at 60k.
Count yourself lucky on the ease of getting to the fill plug. Us XI folks need to drop the front driveshaft just to remove that sucker.... On the bright side once its down its then possible to get a torque wrench on it
Last edited by GCoop; 03-26-2010 at 07:34 AM.