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silviaz

Is it time to change my ATF?

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I checked my atf fluid for my ej20 automatic transmission it seems fine though looks orangish on the paper more yellowish on the dipstick if i remember correctly. No idea the last time it was serviced.

I also had a side question:

1) I notice when i put my car in drive and if i put my foot on the gas straight away it rough shifts, hard to explain but it's like the car hasn't put it self into first gear yet and I'm rushing it into first gear. 

2)When I shift gears it shifts fine no problem I just might be imagining things but it seems I feel like when it does shift that the car bumps backwards like im getting pushed back if that makes any sense.

These 2 questions the car has always been like that since I bought it, either it's normal or I've been careful not to make it worse if it is a problem lol.

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If there is no service history I would service the transmission with new oil and filter.

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15 minutes ago, mlr said:

If there is no service history I would service the transmission with new oil and filter.

I change the oil and filter every 5000km. Or you referring to something within the transmission

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Safe to assume he is talking about the transmission oil and filter. I don't know how hard to access your transmission filter is though, some of the Subaru boxes need to be stripped to be replaced =/

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1 hour ago, silviaz said:

I change the oil and filter every 5000km. Or you referring to something within the transmission

Yeap, trans oil and filter.

Post up model and year mate

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10 hours ago, silviaz said:

2001 impreza ej20. automatic.

Cheap

This "should" be the filter and gasket, you need to check p/n https://www.ebay.com.au/p/18017006797 

Find a youtube for what you need to do when filling, you basically refill the transmission, run the car and select each gear a few times, tgen recheck the level.

Rinse and repeat.

With some stands and basic tools it shouldn't take more than an hour.

You probably don't need a full flush, but if you do they are more involved.

Enjoy

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A dry fill requires 8.6ltrs of fluid.

If you only drain the pan and replace the filter you won't need that much.

http://www.penriteoil.com.au/product-selector#/recommendations

I would personally just get a 4.5ltr bottle and see where that gets me, if I needed more I would just take the bike or Mrs car to get any extra that I needed.

Don't spill the oil oil, it stains like 10 staining things.

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I couldn't find a youtube for your box, only the high torque ones

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4 hours ago, mlr said:

A dry fill requires 8.6ltrs of fluid.

If you only drain the pan and replace the filter you won't need that much.

http://www.penriteoil.com.au/product-selector#/recommendations

I would personally just get a 4.5ltr bottle and see where that gets me, if I needed more I would just take the bike or Mrs car to get any extra that I needed.

Don't spill the oil oil, it stains like 10 staining things.

Here was what teh person at the shop gave me they weren't even completely sure lol. So hard to find for this model what it takes i have no idea why.

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4 hours ago, silviaz said:

apparently there is an external filter aswell? according to my research their isn't so I'm confused.

External filter is for the high torque box, the WRX, and 3.0 LOLberty use the high torque boxes.

Others to maybe, meh, stick it up on stands and have a look.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Subaru_transmissions

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On 8/29/2020 at 6:53 PM, mlr said:

External filter is for the high torque box, the WRX, and 3.0 LOLberty use the high torque boxes.

Others to maybe, meh, stick it up on stands and have a look.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Subaru_transmissions

Hey mate do you know how much I have to torque the bolts inside the pan and outside the pan? I can't find a manual for this car anywhere.

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