Is the Fram FT 1240 a good choice as a replacement filter?
The majority of automatics have only a screen or panel filter on the pump suction in the pan. Modern pan filters average about 100-micron filtering efficiency (see the sidebar), with older screen filters as poor as 200. For comparison, an average engine oil filter can remove particles about 25 microns in size.
While an improvement in filter efficiency on the suction side would be beneficial to an auto trans, that's been a very difficult engineering problem to solve because the flow needs are so high and the available space is so small.
Why are you getting the Oil Drain Plug? Does not the Dorman Pan come with one?For my 2017 DGC XT, I recently installed "Fram FT1240 Auto trans filter". It worked great.
Note: I used below Fel-Pro gasket instead of Fram gasket (with its filter).
I also installed:
- Dorman 090-049CD Oil Drain Plug Pilot Point M12-1.25
- Dorman 265-833 Automatic Transmission Oil Pan
- Fel-Pro TOS 18757 Automatic Transmission Oil Pan Gasket
Hope this helps...