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06-14-2019 01:24 PM
gorj
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Originally Posted by nyteryda3 View Post
His thought process is that flushing the transmission can break off deposits and cause bigger problems. I read that some people doing the transmission service at higher mileage will do the drain and fill as opposed to the complete flush (I assume with a new filter and gasket as well still?). Is that the safer bet in this scenario?
My personal preference is a drain and fill with new filter and gasket. If you want to really do it up right, drive it about 500 miles and do another drain and fill.
06-14-2019 03:33 AM
Benzyle I have done the drain and fill procedure many times ,,,several times on each car over a period of six months , to gradually renew the fluid,,,
I never had a problem,,,
I would recommend you have it done ,including a new filter, pan gasket and new electrical connector bushing ,,then drain and refill the fluid again a month later.
06-12-2019 07:17 PM
rudeney If there are "deposits" that "break off", then that's a huge problem and the transmission is already toast. What can happen is that the friction surfaces on the clutches wear over time. Particulate in dirty fluid can actually help the clutches grab better. When you clean all that out, the worn clutch surfaces may not "grab" as well with the clean, slippery new fluid. You then get some slipping. Now, at 100K miles, the clutches in your transmission should be just fine. At 200K, I might be more concerned, but then again, a 722.6 that has 200K miles on the original fluid and filter probably doesn't have much life left in it anyhow.
06-12-2019 06:46 PM
nyteryda3
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I think that is bad advise. Many mechanics subscribe to the theory that putting new oil in an old transmission will cause it to fail. There is some slight truth in that, but the odds of that happening at 105K miles are much lower than the odds of it lasting another 100K miles without a fluid/filter change.
His thought process is that flushing the transmission can break off deposits and cause bigger problems. I read that some people doing the transmission service at higher mileage will do the drain and fill as opposed to the complete flush (I assume with a new filter and gasket as well still?). Is that the safer bet in this scenario?
06-11-2019 03:39 PM
rudeney
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Originally Posted by nyteryda3 View Post
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He did also advise against doing the transmission service at this point.
I think that is bad advise. Many mechanics subscribe to the theory that putting new oil in an old transmission will cause it to fail. There is some slight truth in that, but the odds of that happening at 105K miles are much lower than the odds of it lasting another 100K miles without a fluid/filter change.
06-11-2019 02:14 PM
nyteryda3
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Welcome to the forum.

If it IS a factory-fitted Valeo and it has lasted 100k miles, I would leave it alone. If it was going to fail, it would have failed a long time ago!
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Valeo radiators in cars built after Sept, 2003 are revised and are ok ,,, but if before that ,,,maybe ,,,but like Keyhole said ,,save yourself $600 ,,,
and if there is no record of a new crank position sensor having been fitted in the past ,,then spend some of that $600 on a new one ,, ,,,replace it with a new Bosch ..
they all seem to fail at some point and will leave you stranded when it does.
Replace it and you will be good for at least 12 years.
Nice car ,,,enjoy !
Thank you both for the advice. I got the Service A done today, the mechanic advised against changing the radiator as you both said so spot on!

He did also advise against doing the transmission service at this point.

He did a fairly thorough inspection and test drive of the car, ran the Xentry DAS with me (all clear) so I was pretty satisfied at that point but I will inquire about the CPS that Benzyle recommended as there is no record of that being replaced in the past.
06-11-2019 02:26 AM
Benzyle Valeo radiators in cars built after Sept, 2003 are revised and are ok ,,, but if before that ,,,maybe ,,,but like Keyhole said ,,save yourself $600 ,,,
and if there is no record of a new crank position sensor having been fitted in the past ,,then spend some of that $600 on a new one ,, ,,,replace it with a new Bosch ..
they all seem to fail at some point and will leave you stranded when it does.
Replace it and you will be good for at least 12 years.
Nice car ,,,enjoy !
06-10-2019 03:44 PM
keyhole
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Originally Posted by nyteryda3 View Post

I checked the radiator as advised on here, and it LOOKS like it's a Valeo so planning to replace it with a Behr.
Welcome to the forum.

If it IS a factory-fitted Valeo and it has lasted 100k miles, I would leave it alone. If it was going to fail, it would have failed a long time ago!
06-10-2019 12:08 PM
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06-10-2019 07:29 AM
rudeney
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