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hey guys i was looking at the Fluid on CFM, and i was wondering how much do i need of it to change out the old fluid... and how hard it to change hte fluid of the the transmession.











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thought that it was funny that u spelled transmission that way. but im not sure so
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I'm not sure of an at home flush, I do know in the industry when we do a flush with a machine it usually takes about 16 quarts.

Edit where in maine you from? I'm from Wells.
 

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I was just checking the Haynes manual... sounds messy if you're completely 'flushing' the system. Draining the system and re-filling is no big deal: unscrew the plug underneath, let the fluid draing and then refill. That's it. To flush the system, they're talking about draining the system, undoing the thermostat, hooking up a garden hose and then pushing water through. I've never done it, I need to do it as well, I want to try to do it myself since the local guys will want to charge me an arm and a leg for it.
 

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hey chrisrobin, is there any illustration in the haynes manual? i was under the car the other day changing out the 5w20 to a 5w30m, and i was looking around at the trans. try to locate teh drain hole, i believe i found it.


but a illustration will help me out!!
 

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There's a small black and white picture. It says "the radiator drain fitting is located at the lower left corner of the radiator and is accessible from beneath the vehicle..."

It almost looks plastic, it's round and looks like a large philips screwdriver could remove it.
 

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I'm not sure of an at home flush, I do know in the industry when we do a flush with a machine it usually takes about 16 quarts.

Edit where in maine you from? I'm from Wells.


im in Sanford...

where do you work at?
 

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I was just checking the Haynes manual... sounds messy if you're completely 'flushing' the system. Draining the system and re-filling is no big deal: unscrew the plug underneath, let the fluid draing and then refill. That's it. To flush the system, they're talking about draining the system, undoing the thermostat, hooking up a garden hose and then pushing water through. I've never done it, I need to do it as well, I want to try to do it myself since the local guys will want to charge me an arm and a leg for it.
to make it simpler to fill it, they sell this thing at advance auto for filling tranny fluid, works perfectly, just ask them and i'm sure they'll know what you're talking about, and was only like 3 bucks and some change if i'm not mistaken. Went there to get something to use when i was doing my clutch swap and came across it, one of the best investments i've made.

And just fyi, just in case, fill hole is on the front side of the tranny, not at the top, as most people would think it is, and drain plug is at the bottom just in front of where the dogbone mount comes across? forgotten already[:p] . you'll need an 7 or 8mm torx/allan to get it, you'll need a bit of leverage on it to break it loose. What i did was use a wrench and put the circular end over the torx to get the leverage i needed
 

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thought i posted it but you'll need 2.1 quarts for the fill, so yea, you'll need to buy a 3rd bottle
 
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