Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
This is obviously the best route if done on schedule. But, it's also the one maintenance item so many people seem to skip. So, if I buy a vehicle with around 50-70k on it I'll do a full change and then do it again every time after that.
Absolutely, as in your case you have a system of flushing it all out each time so its ok. I would only be concerned if you have high mileage 100K+ or don't know the history.

Case in point, the Vette is turning 140K tomorrow, maintenance book shows it got a full trans rebuilt at 120ish but I will still only drop the pan, change filter and keep going. Just the way I do it lol.

On the diesels I had it was simple, the pan had a drain plug in it. I would drain them at 12K and refill, then change filter every other drain.