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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:31 pm 
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How often do most of you service your auto box?

I do mine myself annually. Now I relise that I can only get out about 30% of the oil, but my theory is that most people do not service there boxs reguarly, the fact that I service mine (change some of the fluid and new filter and pan gasket) annually, means that mines getting looked after a lot better. At least doing it this way means that my oil is unlikely to be more than 3 years old. And it's dirt cheap and easy to do myself.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:39 pm 
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about every 50,000km, but the way mine is whining, i suspect it wont last that long

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:06 pm 
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yeah, im just waiting for the day mine dies..

Changes like its got a stage 15 shiftkit through it.. ;)
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:20 pm 
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How often do most of you service your auto box?

I do mine myself annually. Now I relise that I can only get out about 30% of the oil, but my theory is that most people do not service there boxs reguarly, the fact that I service mine (change some of the fluid and new filter and pan gasket) annually, means that mines getting looked after a lot better. At least doing it this way means that my oil is unlikely to be more than 3 years old. And it's dirt cheap and easy to do myself.
Do you have a second head

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:33 pm 
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I'm going to have to kill mine so i can get a manual, then i'll be happy:)

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:43 pm 
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I'm going to have to kill mine so i can get a manual, then i'll be happy:)


cam & 5psd group install eh? LOL
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:12 pm 
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disconnect the lines to the transmission cooler, and pump fluid into the box at the same speed it pumps it out, that way when u get clean fluid out it has all been changed...
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:13 pm 
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disconnect the lines to the transmission cooler, and pump fluid into the box at the same speed it pumps it out, that way when u get clean fluid out it has all been changed...
can i do that to my manual 12speed malvern star

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:54 pm 
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xpression wrote:
disconnect the lines to the transmission cooler, and pump fluid into the box at the same speed it pumps it out, that way when u get clean fluid out it has all been changed...
can i do that to my manual 12speed malvern star


you'll have to loosen your derailer first :roll:
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:10 pm 
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[quote]cam & 5psd group install eh?



thats the way if the misses lets me!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:57 am 
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Mine is serviced every 20000km.

Now mine isnt treated nice : I drive full-manual, and up until 3 months ago had LPG injection so I drove full-throttle all the time, with manual downshifting etc etc.

Box is now at 357000km, and never been rebuilt. Did have to replace S5 last time though.

I thought the box was a gonner at 120000km. Actually has turned out to be nice and reliable.

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:33 am 
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Mine clunks into the gears, probably due for a service soon.
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:00 am 
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I service it every 10,000km but thats only coz im really worried about it going; its in good nick but i want it to stay that way.

Sounds often, but everytime it gets changed its all burnt n yuk anyway..

Come Jan/Service time I might get them to look at the bands n whatnot, want it smooth as possible like when I got it.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:14 pm 
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how much is a full flush for an EF worth? dont think mines ever had it done ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:57 pm 
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how much is a full flush for an EF worth? dont think mines ever had it done ;)


Should be about 250.
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