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I have a 5 speed nearing 31k miles and was looking into changing the oil in my transmission. I was wondering whether I should just change the oil, or the oil and filter. I did a search and found some references to just the draning of the oil, but no mention of the filter. Thanks:D
 

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As far as I know there is no filter. If there was I'd think it'd be clogged after 5k miles with all the crap that's flaoting around in that fluid. Supposedly it's some nasty stuff that comes out of there. Not too hard to drain but fairly difficult to refill. Anyways, I'm about to swap the fluid in mine. The cold weather makes my trans suck so I just picked up some redline D4 ATF and a lube place around here quoted me 18.99 to do the swap.
 

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There is no transmission fluid filter. All the metal filings usually sink to the bottom and stays there since the bottom plate is magnetic, or so I was told.

If you do change the transmission oil to say Redline or other synthetic transmission fluid, you might experience some leakage from the transmission drain plug and/or other places. It's not that the the new fluid is causing leakage, but that most synthetic find small cracks and opening better than the OEM conventional fluid.

See thread here: link
 

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PowerDrift said:
There is no transmission fluid filter. All the metal filings usually sink to the bottom and stays there since the bottom plate is magnetic, or so I was told.

If you do change the transmission oil to say Redline or other synthetic transmission fluid, you might experience some leakage from the transmission drain plug and/or other places. It's not that the the new fluid is causing leakage, but that most synthetic find small cracks and opening better than the OEM conventional fluid.

See thread here: link

Does this mean that it will leak Indefinitely? or will it stop after awhile?
 

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Continue reading that thread in the link..

Keep reading and you will see the suggested method of stopping the leak...

Use a bolt sealant for about 4 threads above the head...That should stop the leak.
 
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