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Hello ALL . I'd like to start a thread discussion about the 6 speed XSMN 65RFE to help all of ...


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Hello ALL .

I'd like to start a thread discussion about the 6 speed XSMN 65RFE to help all of us out in understanding as much as possible about this xsmn and different maintenance practices like fluid & filter changes and other info like normal operating temp ranges , gearing , shifting points , common NON-preventative maintenance , similarities to the 45 RFE , 66RFE & 65RFE XSMN's and such.



My truck 2014 Ram 1500 QC 4X4 5.7L Hemi, 65RFE 6 speed automatic xsmn with the -45 Xsfer case , 3.55 Differentials , Razorback Red with the 6'4" bed , leveled with Bilstien @ + 2.8" with 1.5" TGC rear coil sping spacers , OCC and stock tires & chrome clad wheels . Wow that's a mouthful!


I'm at about 44k and I'm interested in a XSMN fluid & filter change , and possibly a DIY complete system Flush .

Also interested in a xsmn pan change with extra fluid capacity , cooling fins and a magnetic drain plug.

I'm gonna save a few spots below for my fluid & filter change and other maint related stuff I plan to do in the future on my 65RFE automatic xsmn.

Thanks in advance for your replies !


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I just purchased (12-28-2016 ) a MAG-HYTEC 45RFE XSMN Pan today .

This pan has many featurs that the OEM pan does not.

1) First and for most it has a Drain Plug !
I Do Not understand why a drain plug is not standard ?
This drain plug has a very strong Magnet on it , so when you drain the fluid you can clean the captured ferrous debris , what a great idea !


2) This pan has a +1.5 to +2 Qt. Capacity of fluid over the OEM pan , this extra capacity aids in the cooling of the xsmn , this is great for people who tow , especially in the summer .


3) Speaking of cooling the xsmn, this pan also has a large amount of Cooling Fins , now that's just a good idea !


4) The wall thickness and the Mounting Flanges are much thicker than the OEM pan , this is great for you 4 wheeling enthusiasts & Rock climbers , also Aids in disipating HEAT as well !


5) Lastly this pan just looks cool 😆 pun intended! Get it ? Looks cool and it has many fluid cooling characteristics 😎 anyway here's a picture .




Notice the giant step in the pan , this is to clear your stock exhaust system . If you have a non oem exhaust that doesn't interfere with this area then for a +2 more qt fluid capacity you can install the 68RFE DEEP Pan that looks like this .

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I recently changed the fluid and filters in my 6 speed. If you've done any other transmission fluid changes on older GM or Ford transmissions it's very similar. Only difference is there's two filters, one is a typical screen type filter and the other is a spin on oil filter type filter. Originally I was using the Dorman replacement pan for the 66&68rfe trans but have found some info on it that it may be pushing slightly sideways on the pump filter so this weekend I will be adding a B&M drain plug to the OEM pan and reinstalling that. I'll take pics of the process and post.

Originally I was going to refill the fluid with Redline C+ but after reading up on ATF+4, it seems these transmissions are very sensitive to the type of fluid used so I would highly recommend using one of the certified/licenced ATF+4 listed here http://www.centerforqa.com/chrysler-brands/

I used Castrol TransMax as it was available locally and has good reviews.
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Not that it has ANYTHING to do with anything, but we use Castrol Transmax Z in all of our helicopter gearboxes and transmissions.
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Im assuming im allowed to play in this thread, owning a 66rfe. same thing, but different


I will be using the castrol atf+4 as well. still up for debate on the pan I will be using.
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Im assuming im allowed to play in this thread, owning a 66rfe. same thing, but different


I will be using the castrol atf+4 as well. still up for debate on the pan I will be using.
You are welcome here as well my friend LOL ! similar xsmn just the 2500 right ?
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You are welcome here as well my friend LOL ! similar xsmn just the 2500 right ?
3500 with the 66rfe. basically the same as yours. with a twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_RFE_transmission
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