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Master tech then said I am better off just driving until it dies...This seems like bad advice. What should I do? Car is shifting just a bit jumpy and only in first and second...shifts perfectly otherwise It is a automatic but not the CVT...He says changing the fluid is a bad idea? There are no error codes
Changing the fluid after 50,000 with the proper type fluid can't hurt anything. The tech probably didn't have it on hand.
Posted on Jun 02, 2017
Go to a transmission speciality shop. They have the experience and knowledge to give proper advise. Some speciality additives work wonders if it's not a mechanical problem. Ignoring problems usually end up costing you more money in the long run.
Posted on Jun 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The only way to check the trans fluid is to drain the fluid right out of the trans pan. There should be 5 liters. The only way to get the fluid in is by pumping the fluid back in by means of the fill plug on the lower front of the transmission. I believe it is a 4 or a 6mm allen to remove the plug. Whatever you use to pump the fluid back in needs to seal where the fill plug is because fluid will pour right back out. I would change the fluid at least every 50k.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I would first check the level. If it is good then do a regular fluid/filter change. Do NOT do a flush. Just a regular change.
If it works well in all other gears and the car runs well and there is not check wngine light. Then it is probable a early sign of Tran issues. So the fluid change is about all you can do without major work needed.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
The manual has a mis print, according to MINI the correct oil to use is ESSO CVT Z2L 799 fluid and there are no other manufacturers that use it so sorry but you will have to buy it from the main dealer.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
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