Not sure if the Magnefine did much, but it certainly gave me peace of mind. I did open it up by unscrewing the cap, and if I remember, it had some of they typical metallic paste on the magnet, but nothing in the pleats of the filter. I cleaned it up, screwed it back together and put it back into service.Transmission return line, even better. Any comments on its performance?
I believe you had some transmission work done too and the transmission shop used Amsoil for the fill. How did that work out?
I had my torque converter replaced by a local shop. In at least three conversations I had with the shop before and during the repair I specified NOTHING but ATF+4. The guy agreed to use ATF+4, but when I got my bill, it had written in it, "Amsoil Signature Series ATF". Although I was not impressed, I experienced no issues with it. I did sell it though probably a year or more after that.
I'm not sure what originally caused the torque converter failure, but it may have started after Canadian Tire did a flush. They used a universal ATF, failed to properly seal the pan and all the fluid leaked out on my mother-in-laws driveway. They towed it back to CT and sealed the pan, and likely filled it with the same non approved fluid. Not knowing at the time about the requirement for ATF+4, I probably drove it for some time before becoming aware of the requirement. In fact, the first change I did myself, I was provided with a multivehicle ATF by the store. So, the poor van had run for quite some time on the wrong ATF. Once I got wise, I did several changes with ATF+4 over my ownership, but it's likely the damage was already done.