Re: transmission question
> I don't have a clue about cars, and take it into a service place and
> have them do it. The cost for the transmission flush is usually about
> $70, and they tell me that they hook it up to a machine that flushes out
> the fluid and replaces it. The last time I took it to another place and
> I'm not sure if they flushed it or just changed it, but they did change
> the filter, which I don't think they do when they flush the system. I'm
> really not into working on cars and don't have any tools or anything
> else. Good luck working on yours, maybe someone here would be able to
> tell you how to do it.
> Also, does the transmission need to be adjusted periodically? Any
> suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Jacob - Do you change the tranny fluid yourself, and flush it? Is it a
>> pretty easy job? What do you flush it with? Any tips would be
>> appreciated. I want to start working on mine more myself.
>> Thanks, Allen
The servicing where they flush the whole system until it runs clear gets
the old tranny oil out of the torque converter, which simply dropping the
pan and then refilling it doesn't.
Also, a new filter is a gigantic rippoff. Unless you have problems with
the tranny to begin with and you see a grey-silver sludge on your filter,
then it's too late anyway. You need a new tranny.
Since the tranny isn't involved with gas blowby from rings, combustion and
super high heats and doesn't recircle throught the engine but in a simple
closed system that stays clean and pretty cool, my thoughts are that you
only need to change the oil once in the life of a car, at about 30-60k
miles. Several studies have agreed with this and even the owners manual
assumes you might only change the oil once in the lifetime of a normal car.
I would assume you would only need to change oil only due to age and
oxidation of the fluid over time, like brake fluid....which happens
everytime you open the master cylinder reseviour top to look at it, it
absorbs ambient moisture from the air and slightly degrades it.