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Author Topic: Auto trans fluid full change with or without full flush with trans cleaner?  (Read 549 times)

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Applying Park when the door is opened makes sense as it will stop the car driving off or worse ;)

But .... you can engage Drive with the door opened
Not sure if that's a German thing or an Alabama one :D
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biggriffins write up is very comprehensive but I would not be very happy working  under a car on 4 axle stands.
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biggriffins write up is very comprehensive but I would not be very happy working  under a car on 4 axle stands.


why not? ???
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The important bit is that you're working on solid, level ground.

Working on a tarmac drive with a slight slope is probably less than ideal, so I tend to have one end/side on ramps. Tother end can then be safely lifted as high as you need it  :y
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Yes Doc you have explained exactly what was on my mind quite recently a young man in this area   was killed when the support for the car moved and he was trapped underneath.
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I know it's a lot more of a faff about but I'd go for partial changes[500 to 1000mls between changes] over a "one hit" full flush through.
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Hello All

I'd just like to thank everyone for their input and apologise for my silence: a computer "upgrade" has kept me offline for ages!!

Anyway, the items about a level drive are very pertinent as mine is not and I had toyed with using the slope to my advantage. However we also know of a person killed by improper jacking/securing procedures and I have therefore been prevaricating.

I am going for a full flush with trans fluid, not the cleaner, hopefully this week. I will report back....good or bad!!

Cheers

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I know it's a lot more of a faff about but I'd go for partial changes[500 to 1000mls between changes] over a "one hit" full flush through.


you could tap into the trans cooler hoses and use one bucket full of fresh ATF and another for the old. Once you get clean new fluid in the old bucket, reconnect the hoses and call it done.


This doesn't check the level though, so you'll still have to do that. Nor does it clean the filter if that's a concern.
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Yes, i am going to change the filter and gaskets AND fit two drain-able sumps.

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