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Trans. Fluid Change / Drop & Clean Pan?
Days away from the end of a 3 1/2 year long resurrection of my Gen 5 '92 Celica Convertible...what a long strange trip it's been, indeed. Purchased in September 2015, it sat in a garage for eleven years prior to that. After a new fuel pump, relay, and of course fresh oil...engine runs super strong. Had to replace all calipers and rotors, all fuel and rear brake lines. Dropped and cleaned tank, new parking brake cables, new radiator. I now have more familiarity with the belly of this beast than I ever anticipated or hope to have to endure again. Super stoked to take that first spin around the block...
Before I get the wheels back on the ground I also intend to drain and replace the tranny fluid...so what I'm wondering is this; is there anything worthwhile I can do with the pan off that would justify the time and price of a new gasket?...any screens or filters in there, or potential muck settled on the bottom? Car has 150K on the clock...I did shift into forward and reverse (and it moved) prior to getting into the brake line nightmare. Fluid is red but not a "pretty, new" red, not brown or ugly...
Any firsthand knowledge / opinions / 2 cents worth much appreciated!!