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Old 10-25-2009, 02:37 PM
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Now I know why it costs $800.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:27 AM
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Did mine at 50k miles but did not replace the oil pan. Will do the oil pan replacement @ 100k miles. Thanks for the tip to expose all the oil pan screws.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by lcc014' post='1040585' date='Oct 26 2009, 10:27 AM
Did mine at 50k miles but did not replace the oil pan. Will do the oil pan replacement @ 100k miles. Thanks for the tip to expose all the oil pan screws.
My pleasure. What was your fluid like at 50K?
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 968turboS' post='1040629' date='Oct 26 2009, 11:26 AM
My pleasure. What was your fluid like at 50K?
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Mine was kind of the same as yours !

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:13 PM
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This is great, I've been pondering this job myself. 5.5 liters of transmission fluid, that is a lot.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:18 PM
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Couple of questions. 1, what is the reason for replacing the pan? 2. is there a gasket or seal for the pan that must also be replaced?

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LJTX545I' post='1040876' date='Oct 26 2009, 06:18 PM
Couple of questions. 1, what is the reason for replacing the pan? 2. is there a gasket or seal for the pan that must also be replaced?

thanks.
The transmission hold a total of 9 liters.
1. If you want to replace the filter, you will have to replace the pan. They are both 1 piece now. Since all the gunk gets caught up in the filter, I felt it made sense to change it.
2. I bought the pan kit which included everything. If you are ok with reusing your old pan, you can purchase all the gaskets and seals seperately.

Another suggestion for people that are concerned about warranty would be for them to just drain and fill ATF for now, change the pan at 100k.

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Thanks for this.

Did you examine the filter? Was there much gunk in it?
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jim_in_calgary' post='1041004' date='Oct 26 2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks for this.

Did you examine the filter? Was there much gunk in it?
There was definitely fine metal shavings on the old pan magnets. I should add those pictures to the DIY. It might be important info to help people decide.
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