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Old 06-25-2005, 08:16 PM   #11
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yeah i would leave the tranny fluid alone then at that mileage, if you have no problems now, it will be fine.
that is what im thinkin, the fluid isnt perfect pink, but im not having problems, no need to change
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Old 06-25-2005, 09:55 PM   #12
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looks pretty clean to me, more so than mine!
I see finger trails though!
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i didnt know about that rule but i had it flushed like 2-3 weeks ago because the fluid was pretty dark. *knocks on wood*
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Lets compare...

Matt'* Pan



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I couldnt resist :P
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What'* the square thing on the left?
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Pan magnet..........to attract metal shavings
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:39 PM   #17
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I bought a new lower and upper rad hose today, 4litres of coolant and 4 litres of distiled water, was able to flush the rad pretty good with my garden hose, its all set to go now, the old coolant was a bit dirty but nothing serious at all, the inside of the rad looks VERY clean, metal parts are bright and shiney. Hardest part was fitting the new lower onto the rad flange...holy crap that took like 45 minutes to work it on. Good to go.
Another thing on my checklist bites the dust!
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Ok... let'* clean up the confusion here.

Transmission fluid is an oil. These oils contain cleaners and lubricants. If the fluid has never been changed then the oil needs to be changed.

Rule of thumb is if your fluid changes haven't been done, it is best not to flush all the fuid. Just change the fluid and filter. This leaves a certain amount in the torque converter. By doing it this way you don't shock the system with all new fluid.

I'm preparing to change the fluid and filter in my 95 because it is starting to develop or seeming to shift a little hard. The lubricant in the new fluid and the Lucas tranny goop I'm going to put in will hopefully smooth things out.
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Hmm, maybe I should do mine sometime, I hvae never done it. I also think that it has never been done, so maybe its about time.
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Ok... let'* clean up the confusion here.

Transmission fluid is an oil. These oils contain cleaners and lubricants. If the fluid has never been changed then the oil needs to be changed.

Rule of thumb is if your fluid changes haven't been done, it is best not to flush all the fuid. Just change the fluid and filter. This leaves a certain amount in the torque converter. By doing it this way you don't shock the system with all new fluid.

I'm preparing to change the fluid and filter in my 95 because it is starting to develop or seeming to shift a little hard. The lubricant in the new fluid and the Lucas tranny goop I'm going to put in will hopefully smooth things out.
how often is it u should check & change your fluid? what if all of a sudden it isnt pinkish and you havent checked it in a while? another thing is with used cars you never know
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