I do recall this topic has been brought up before, but I can't find any threads for the life of me.
Anyway, I believe my T5 transmission is desperately in need of a fluid change. It is stiff to use and feels like the stick would rather come off in my hand. When slowing down from, say, 60 km/h and selecting second, I sometimes have so much trouble slotting it into gear that I'm better off braking, putting it in 1st and starting from scratch.
Now I just have a few questions:
1) Yesterday I purchased 2 litres of Castrol Dexron III auto transmission fluid, seeing that my Haynes manual said 1.9 litres is needed. However, I've also heard that they take 5 litres, so which is it?
2) My fluid cost me $18, yet I was looking at another store and saw 'fully synthetic' fluid costing $72 for 4L (the equivalent of twice the price of what my fluid cost!). Is it worth spending this kind of money?
3) In the same way that Nulon make an engine oil additive that supposedly increases engine life etc, I have heard they make a transmission additive that improves shift quality, but I can't find it anywhere. If anyone has tried this I'd be very interested in your opinions.
If anyone has recommendations on any of these topics I'd really appreciate it. Cheers! :s5