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I thought I would bump in here.
As 30k is getting closer I decided to call dealer to ask for 30k service cost. Well, they call for about 500 USD. Sounds a lot for me...
Anyway, they claim transmission oil must be changed, while my manual does NOT. It says to change it at 105k miles...
So - who is right?
I was going to change it anyway myself, so questions.
did you change oil filter too? How was the whole process? did you get the tranny hot first? Or you did it on cold?
How much did you pay for oil?
Anything else, what you think may be important...
I never believe a fluid service that recommends waiting that long on an automatic. It costs less than $50 every other year for peace of mind. I will do 3 half fluid changes before I reach 100k miles. There is no user serviceable filter for this transmission. That's just one more reason why I try to change it at 30K. Last month, I did my wife's Optima transmission fluid for the second time. The magnetic plug was covered, once again, like the pictures above. One less thing to worry about.
At the rate of $195 per flush, I could afford to do $50 half changes every year and still be better off.
There is a difference between a serviceable filter and an EASILY serviceable filter. Take, for instance, a 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i. There is a spin-on transmission filter, just like an oil filter. Now compare replacing the filter in many other vehicles, which involves dropping the pan, putting in a new filter and replacing the gasket.
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