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    n-cole90
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    Transmission Fluid

    Post by n-cole90 on 4/2/2013, 6:08 pm

    Just got my Transmission Fluid changed today at a Mobil 1 near me, 39,223 Miles on the odo. Transmission Fluid was black as sin, do not believe in the "Life long fluid," lie. I got it changed because I figured it was shot from heavy driving style, the tune and I'm going from canned to custom Dyno tuned by Jay on the 12th of April at SFR. Bottom line, get it changed prior to 30k if you can, unless your super easy on your ride. If your tuned, I would highly consider changing sooner. Just my 0.02 cents!

    lobstah24
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by lobstah24 on 4/2/2013, 6:23 pm

    Good to know...I have nearly 33K already...so I guess I'm due.


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    daniejw
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by daniejw on 4/3/2013, 12:11 am

    Good Call! I'm coming up on 28k now.


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    Robfrmny21
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by Robfrmny21 on 4/3/2013, 4:41 am

    30k is a good place to start. I've seen Toyota long life fluid regularly be blackish at 15-20k miles the Explanation I got was the fluid was designed to turn blk they said nothing of miles . There aren't that many places that make the oil for all manufacturer so I assume they have the same supplier


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    jimrinflorida
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by jimrinflorida on 4/3/2013, 8:32 am

    Hyundai just put out this Service Bulletin 13-AT-006 to include 2013 models.
    If changing your transmission fluid I would recommend using the fluid listed in the bulletin.
    Hyundai SPH-IV Automatic Transmission Fluid part # 00232-19045

    The bulletin does Note: Use only ATF meeting the SP-IV specification approved by Hyundai. DO NOT use SP-III or other ATF which may result in degradation of shift quality or transaxle durability.

    n-cole90
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by n-cole90 on 4/3/2013, 8:43 am

    ^This is the same company telling you to wait under "sever," driving to change ATF until 60k right? Lol, I agree make sure it's at least SPH-IV, but from Hyundai directly, gtfoh. (Cursing not intended at you at all Jim)

    LineArrayNut
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by LineArrayNut on 6/3/2013, 8:39 pm

    By VOA on another forum the KIA SP-IV is the same add pack and viscosity as the Hyundai SPH-IV which pretty much means its the same base oils and half the cost.

    20Tubro
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by 20Tubro on 6/5/2013, 10:23 am

    jimrinflorida wrote:Hyundai just put out this Service Bulletin 13-AT-006 to include 2013 models.
    If changing your transmission fluid I would recommend using the fluid listed in the bulletin.
    Hyundai SPH-IV Automatic Transmission Fluid part # 00232-19045

    The bulletin does Note: Use only ATF meeting the SP-IV specification approved by Hyundai. DO NOT use SP-III or other ATF which may result in degradation of shift quality or transaxle durability.

    Tell me more a out this bulletin sir, so is the stuff in our cars now no good? And if I bought some trans fluid from the dealer a few months back is it prolly the older crap now?

    20Tubro
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by 20Tubro on 6/5/2013, 8:37 pm

    Also, just picked up 2 Magnefine Magnetic Inline Trans Filters! Check them out, they seem pretty damn awesome!!!

    LineArrayNut
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by LineArrayNut on 6/5/2013, 8:49 pm

    Let me know which line you put yours on, I can't seem to get a line on which one is the return.

    20Tubro
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by 20Tubro on 6/6/2013, 7:35 am

    LineArrayNut wrote:Let me know which line you put yours on, I can't seem to get a line on which one is the return.

    Will do! They should be goin on in the next few days! Ordered late last night. Honestly, get you vehicle up to operating temp and drive it like a mile or so above 40 mph and you should be able to feel with your hands which line is cooler! One should be hot, like pretty damn hot and one should just be warm to hot in temp. If you don't mind waiting a week ill post how to do and which line is which. I will try and remember some pics cause I wanna put a trans cooler in it too. Ill set it up to come right out of the trans, into the filter, then into the cooler, then into the rad. Since the lines go into the driver side while the hot coolant goes into the passenger side, it is very smart to run it back into the rad AFTER the cooler since the driver side of the rad will be already cooled down. Plus if you get stuck in traffic that seperate cooler won't work by itself without a fan, but people often forget that. Now in the winter while your moving if it gets too cold the rad will actually help keep it at temp, while in the summer it will still help cool it even after its been in the seperate cooler.

    Oldman
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    Re: Transmission Fluid

    Post by Oldman on 6/6/2013, 1:24 pm

    Got my transmission fluid replaced by the dealer. They used WYNNS (10210,A5102). So far so good. Doesn't seem like I have any issues yet. It feels a little better during shifts.

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