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January 29, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
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Stev0

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how often should a transmission be flushed?
Jeep Commander CRD - GDE Hot Tune
ex Prodrive Xt, X, XT, WRX STI, Outback 3.0R

January 29, 2017, 09:43:58 PM
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berndp

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Do you need to flush?
Nothing in the manual.

How would you flush it anyway?
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January 29, 2017, 11:09:57 PM
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Stev0

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No, but when you drain and refill it takes about 4liters compared to the 10 when its empty...

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January 30, 2017, 06:47:00 AM
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Manfred

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Just do a transmission service along with the normal service.
After about 3 services, the transmission oil should be close to clean   ;)
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2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost (Turbo Triple)

January 30, 2017, 07:05:05 AM
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thebus

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And check if there is a filter that needs changing. I have seen some guys have made a "tool" to assist with engine flushes. The land rover guys do it often.
Im keen to give a hand one weekend. Want to learn how to do this stuff.
My problem id when I tackle one thing, it turns out to be a bigger job.

yesterday I was removing the LED globes from the getz. Easy enough. But the second globe fell into the housing so I had to remove 5 bolts and the housing to get it out.
Now I have to figure our how to change those top park lights.
Funny thing is it took me less than 2 minutes to change the main bulbs between cars.
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January 30, 2017, 08:35:27 AM
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Manfred

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I know on the 2010 SH XT Sportshift there is no Auto filter
Pretoria

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2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost (Turbo Triple)

January 30, 2017, 08:42:53 AM
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Stev0

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We do have a transmission filter. Its behind the left front headlight...

and its R500.
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January 30, 2017, 11:10:58 AM
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Just be aware the drain bolt can be a utter b... to remove

As far as I know it is advisable every 50 000K's

But will say the oil that came out of my manual one last time I did it looked nice and clean
« Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 11:12:43 AM by Veneficus »
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January 30, 2017, 09:51:06 PM
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berndp

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On my MT box, the drain plug is pretty stuffed.
I bought a new one from SSA, for when I next change the oil, which i think is due soon.

Now, which oil to use.......
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February 02, 2017, 10:07:37 AM
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On my Auto XT,  I drained the box and put in back the same amount of fluid that was drained.
I disconnected the pipes at the cooler and drained it into a measuring jug.was not much.
I let my wife start the car and I let it pump out in a measuring jug and told her when to stop when the jug was almost full.
I then put in back the same amount that was pumped out. I think at the third or fourth time, the fluid started to get clean that was pumped out.
I replaced the last amount in the jug. It was almost 12 litres I used in total.

At the old Kimberley dealership, the technician said he would drain the box, start the car to let it pump the fluid back into the box with the plug out, and stopped it when there was nothing coming out anymore...

I am not sure if my technique would cause damage, but I think it would be less than his technique...
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February 02, 2017, 10:11:14 AM
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Bravofox

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I know on the 2010 SH XT Sportshift there is no Auto filter
I think there is one, but it is buried deep inside the box and not really replaceable. They usually replace it when the box is apart to fix it when it has failed.
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February 02, 2017, 10:34:44 AM
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At the old Kimberley dealership, the technician said he would drain the box, start the car to let it pump the fluid back into the box with the plug out, and stopped it when there was nothing coming out anymore...

I am not sure if my technique would cause damage, but I think it would be less than his technique...

There is no load, no heat and all parts will still have a film of oil covering it, so I cant see it doing any damage.

Did he say how much he got out using that technique?
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February 02, 2017, 10:53:16 AM
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At the old Kimberley dealership, the technician said he would drain the box, start the car to let it pump the fluid back into the box with the plug out, and stopped it when there was nothing coming out anymore...

I am not sure if my technique would cause damage, but I think it would be less than his technique...

There is no load, no heat and all parts will still have a film of oil covering it, so I cant see it doing any damage.

Did he say how much he got out using that technique?

No, he did not.
Maybe someone can try and report? :-)
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February 02, 2017, 12:38:32 PM
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I'm due now, this or the next weekend.

Will try it and revert back.

Also going to use Top Tec 1100 in my 4EAT 07 Sportshift box. Cannot see why I would need the 1200.

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February 07, 2017, 01:49:05 PM
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sav

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I got 5.5 liters out of mine, I luckily had enough fluid to put back in.
2007 XT Premium Sportshift (Decat, VF48 @ 1.2 bar, STi TMIC, Chett tjooned, BBK, coilovers, etc etc eish!)

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