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Old 05-30-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Transmission Fluid Change

Hi guys, is a transmission fluid change an easy DIY job? I just got an estimate from the shop and they are quoting me $420 for a Transmission Service.

I have changed my own brake pads and oil before on the Boxster, so is a transmission fluid change much more difficult than either of those?

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Old 05-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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Check my DIY : http://www.986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15522&highlight=Tiptronic

Much less than you were quoted, incl. buying the fluid pump (which is the only one I'd use - holds all the ATF at once), 17mm Hex Bit, Sealant, Gasket and Filter (s/b changed every 45k mi.).

I'd definitely say it's a pretty easy, though time consuming DIY - I'd rate it a 3/10. PM me if you have any questions
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Got rid of my replies when I saw Lil Bastard's DIY - that's the way to go.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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Std Transmission

Ok, so has anyone changed the fluid on a Std transmission?

I did this once on my 1991 300ZX and it was simple. There is a drain plug on the bottom and a fill plug on the top. the only trick was creating a pump like device to push the fluid into the transmission fill plug. I created a device with 2 hoses one that hooks to a compressor (low PSI) which goes into the bottle and another hose that comes out of the bottle into the transmission.

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