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Thread: advice on changing transmission oil?

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    Default advice on changing transmission oil?

    Is there a trick to make this easier?
    I have a fluid extractor i use on other cars, but there's no dipstick tube, and I don't think it's terrible safe to stick it in from the top fill hole.
    The drain and level holes also seem a little hard to get to on the sides, and i'd have to remove all the screws holding the bottom covers on to do it, so it seems like a more difficult job than usual, is there something simple I'm missing?

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    You're probably not missing anything. You "check the level" by filling it until fluid trickles out of one of the plugs on the side.

    Get yourself a Form-a-funnel to minimize the mess of draining, and a funnel plus plastic tube to help with filling. The plastic tube should fit in the filler hole, and the funnel should fit in the tube. I use duck tape (I used to think it was called duct tape, but the internet schooled me on that one!) to stick the funnel to the tube. I use more duck tape to prevent (as much as possible) the draining fluid from running along surfaces to find a place to drip on the floor a foot away from where I'm looking.

    http://formafunnel.com/
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    Thanks for the tips. it's both gratifying and sad to know there's not a better way to do this. =)
    I have a formafunnel from an old discussion around general oil changes on this car so i at least have that!
    so the 2 plugs are on the side... passenger side i think it was? i have to look again, and you don't use any of the top plugs? i remember the installation manual saying something about possible top plugs.


    Quote Originally Posted by NobleM400 View Post
    You're probably not missing anything. You "check the level" by filling it until fluid trickles out of one of the plugs on the side.

    Get yourself a Form-a-funnel to minimize the mess of draining, and a funnel plus plastic tube to help with filling. The plastic tube should fit in the filler hole, and the funnel should fit in the tube. I use duck tape (I used to think it was called duct tape, but the internet schooled me on that one!) to stick the funnel to the tube. I use more duck tape to prevent (as much as possible) the draining fluid from running along surfaces to find a place to drip on the floor a foot away from where I'm looking.

    http://formafunnel.com/

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