I've been noticing a buzz about the automatic transmission filters recently again. I'd like to let the community become aware that a modern external filter system is available as an alternative. If you don't want to have to drop the pan every single time, just give DPI a call and get yourself one. I have one on my twin turbo car (along with the modern "real" automatic transmission cooler) and silicone gasket. However, everyone seems to be aware of the DPI silicone gasket, just not the other products that I have mentioned (and proudly own). Happy motoring fellow automatic owners!