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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:50 pm 
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gonna do an auto flush on my 98 el, just got a quote from ford $460! :lol: , this includes $60 for the filter and 2hrs labour, went to repco and got the filter(gaskt inc.) for $17.95 and murray goulborn/shell(cobram-vic) had 20ltr drums of castrol TQ-DIII for $156, i know what im doing this weekend! wheather permitting, :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: auto flush prices
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:54 pm 
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gonna do an auto flush on my 98 el, just got a quote from ford $460! :lol: , this includes $60 for the filter and 2hrs labour, went to repco and got the filter(gaskt inc.) for $17.95 and murray goulborn/shell(cobram-vic) had 20ltr drums of castrol TQ-DIII for $156, i know what im doing this weekend! wheather permitting, :)

did you get a quote from a tranny place?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:10 pm 
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re:hans, was a bit l8 in the day to b ringin around trans joints il do that tommorow and post results,,re:uniacid,geez!! thats a lot of diffrence both ford joints 1 in vic 1 in nsw, i wonder what the deal is ther then?? that cant include labour surely??, could drive up ther and get it done and itd still b cheaper than here!! :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: auto flush prices
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:50 pm 
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my tranny guy,i get him to read the codes and clear,go for a drive with him,do a service-adjust clutch bands,oil,filter etc and some times change the diff oil---130 to 160, i hang around and talk to him while he does it,look under the car for any thing loose,all good.and he gets rid of the oil.

 

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 Post subject: Re: auto flush prices
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:57 pm 
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last time i had a trans flush done on our old au it was $220 all up with the service kit, fluid and labour.. that was at a trans shop..
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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:09 pm 
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i thought $460 was steep for a bloody oil change, il try the next nearest ford place near me+ the tranny joints and post reslts, :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: auto flush prices
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Price will depend on how it's done and what type and brand of fluid and the brand of filter.
Some places will dump the pan, fill it, run it around the block and do a second dump and fill and call it flushed.
Some places will not change the filter and just flush the fluid through the cooler lines.
Some places will dump the pan and fill it then flush it through the cooler lines.

I've had cars that needed more then 20L to get to the point that the fluid was actually clean.
That puts the mechanic between rock and hard place. The rock being he quoted you a price and you will whinge all over the internet if charges more, the hard place being if he doesn't get it clean you will whinge on the internet about how he didn't do a proper job.

TQ95 is out dated these days, Most brands now have a synthetic fluid for the BTR.
Fuchs don't even sell the old spec fluid anymore, unless you are unlucky enough to find some old stock.

If you really want quality work, the cheapest price probably wont be what you should be looking for.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:46 pm 
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castrol TQ DIII can be used temporarily but not permanently, repco sell a similar/replacement oil that you can use; got 20ltrs for $126, its repco labeled but penrite make it

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:33 pm 
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:wink: auto flush complete,runs like new, took 22.5ltrs to run red again, cost bout $150(filter/gasket inc.), $300 saved (unless it sh*ts itself!) :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:02 pm 
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:twisted: 2000ks done, still red, still running like new :mrgreen: :!:

 

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