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Old Dec 25, 2011, 07:43 PM
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Great write up, now I am definitely going to do this myself.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 08:43 AM
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After the mineral flush did you drain the trans cooler again? Also where can you get this mineral oil? I'm changing mine tomorrow and did not know about this and would like to pick some up tonight. Thanks!
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Try tractor supply if there is one near you or any farm place should have in in gallons. Yes after putting the mineral oil in I drained all that I could out before I put the new SST fluid in.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 03:37 PM
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You can find good mineral oil at any a/c supply house as well
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Thanks for the tip I got two gallons for 25 bucks at a local feed shop
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Well I ended up changing mine last night thanks for the tutorial it was very helpful! And man does it make a difference the shifts are so much smoother. Under heavy acceleration in Sport mode the shifts were harsh and now its so smooth. It got rid of the jerkiness for me when coming to stops also. I'm a very happy man haha.
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 07:49 AM
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I'm glad it worked out for you
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 08:00 AM
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EFFF i need to do mine too... it's way to cold over here for that right now.
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Slyy View Post
EFFF i need to do mine too... it's way to cold over here for that right now.
Haha same here did in 10 degrees last night just had a heater going not too bad. I was kind of mad 30,000 had to fall in the winter.
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aww man, only 30k? you could've waited another 10k! lol i'm at 40k and i'm dying to get it done. I'm jerking at almost every light.

I think when i have a good day off i'll start up the heater and get it done with the oil change.

*off topic but 08Lancer89 have you done your differential fluid change yet?

can't find a Ralliart edition for DIY...
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 02:17 PM
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aww man, only 30k? you could've waited another 10k! lol i'm at 40k and i'm dying to get it done. I'm jerking at almost every light.

I think when i have a good day off i'll start up the heater and get it done with the oil change.

*off topic but 08Lancer89 have you done your differential fluid change yet?

can't find a Ralliart edition for DIY...
Yeah I thought thats when you were supposed to? Haha oh well its over with.

My next weekend project is the differential fluid. Do you have the EVO X maintenance booklet thing that shows how to? I have been looking at that and its about the same as ours.
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Not yet its next on the list tho want me to do a how to? Waiting to get my car back since it got hit last week.
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Great write up! I just did it. Major difference during my drive, and my filter looked like yours. I installed the SSP inline filter. I got about 7.5 Quarts when i drained everything. FYI, the fill plug is under the battery.

You can use mineral spirits which is found in most paint sections. I found it at lowes. Just and FYI
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You can use mineral spirits which is found in most paint sections. I found it at lowes. Just and FYI
Mineral spirits are NOT the same as mineral oil!

Mineral oil is an inert lubricant and is being used as a flush fluid in these instructions.

Mineral spirits are a solvent and remaining any solvent will break down the SST fluid. It will also break down organic materials like clutch plates!
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Originally Posted by splattj View Post
Mineral spirits are NOT the same as mineral oil!

Mineral oil is an inert lubricant and is being used as a flush fluid in these instructions.

Mineral spirits are a solvent and remaining any solvent will break down the SST fluid. It will also break down organic materials like clutch plates!
I was looking online about transmission flush and Mineral Spirits is one of the one that came up along with mineral oil and a couple of other ones I never heard of. I never said that they are the same! I googled it when I was looking for mineral oil in town and I saw mineral spirits and I typed it in google "mineral Spirits transmission flush" and read a lot on it and it seams a lot of people use it. Dang, if I'm wrong that means I have to do another drain soon! Well back to looking up more info on it.
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