Fluid Change Can Cost Big Change ($)
Some of us may remember how in the days of old a C-6 transmission would leave a beautiful filter footprint in the bottom pan. This resulted from the filter opening being too close to the pan. When the pump started sucking, it would pull the pan right up to the filter, and as it vibrated away the filter etched itself into the pan. Of course, that starved the pump and caused premature failure of the transmission.