1997 electra glide trans filter

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by hatchling7, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. hatchling7

    hatchling7 New Member

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    Ineed to check and or replace trans filter and oil. I do need a little help in locating the filter though any help out there?
     
  2. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I check my HD manual and I dont think there is a tranny oil filter or screen that requires cleaning.

    All I see is a magnetic drain plug which attracts metal particles.

    I believe all thats required is to clean the drain plug and change the trannny oil on a regular basis.
     
  3. hatchling7

    hatchling7 New Member

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    thanks checked manual and it said the same thing about the plug. A guy said to check the filter and i didnt think there was one. Have you heard if synthedic oil is good for the trans, or is it just preferance?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Your EVO has a tappet screen on the engine that should be cleaned with oil changes. The trans just has the usual magnetic plug.

    Lifter Screen (EVO) - Harley Davidson Community
     
  5. hatchling7

    hatchling7 New Member

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    Thanks glider
     
  6. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    WOW !!!! ... Thanks glider . I was not aware of the oil tappet screen. I wonder how many others on this site have never bothered to clean that screen or are even aware of it.

    I checked the HD manual and I have one. It's on my TO-DO list as soon as it get warmer.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You'll get the idea to clean it when the lifters are tapping away :s
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    With respect to the gear lube for your tranny, use a premium quality synthetic gear lube that is at least a GL-1, and better a GL-5. The weight should be a 75W-90 or 75W-140 depending on your normal ambient temps. There are lots of folks on here that have had good experience with the Spectro gear lubes for the tranny. See here:

    Oil Related Tips - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  9. m1bwe

    m1bwe New Member

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    Hello, everyone says about the lifter noise at start up, mine is OK from cold, after 5 minutes it starts to rattle. Is thes the same issue or something elase? thanks Peter
     
  10. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    How many miles on the bike? What kind of engine oil are you running? Have you done what Glider suggested above and checked/cleaned your tappet screen (you can clean this with carb cleaner spray once you have it out of the hole)?

    TQ