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Old 01-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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The black color of your fluid is likely caused by worn hard parts.
Valve body replacement will not correct for worn parts.

If I was to shotgun parts at it hoping for the best, a whole new (used) valve body, fluid and filter. You can find whole, bench tested valve bodies with solenoids for $100 on ebay.
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