Originally Posted by BigTex
...Thus, I climbed under the bus and ever so gently loosened the oil pan and transmission pan drain plugs until a trickle of oil started running out. Yeah it took 10 minutes to fill the tube, but I didn't have to drain the engine / transmission for a sample.
Tex, could the high iron in the trans be from the drain plug itself? Just a thought. Thanks for posting this info, it is nice to "know" what your oil is doing!