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Old 07-26-2011, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TylerH860 View Post
Sometimes changing the fluid and filter brings about transmission problems that previously didn't exist. The new fluid is thinner than the old sludgy fluid, and with the less pressure running through things start flaring up. Most likely the problems would have been an issue in the near future anyway.

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THIS IS PRECISELY WHY REGULAR, EARLY MAINETANACE IS NECESSARY!

So you never GET 'old sludgy fluid'!

Do it at 20, 25, even 40k intervals and you'll be humming along at 120k with a smile....and not thinking 'crap, that tranny sure feels sloppy'....
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