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Has anyone done a DIY on a MTF change?

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Old 08-17-2009, 12:28 PM
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Has anyone done a DIY on a MTF change?

2008 Fit Sport

The shop manual says to change it at Maintenance Minder 3 (whatever that means in miles). There's a drain plug and filler plug. Checking the level seems easy, draining seems easy, but how do you fill? Turkey baster?
 
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:17 PM
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i think redline has those pumps you can use. it's similar to the shampoo pump griot's sells.

or try this new funnel.

 
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:22 PM
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or better yet, find something like this...

 
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i had to use two tranny funnels to get the fluid in but i will be useing a diffent method next time haha i jacked up the driver side remove wheel crack the bolt pan lowerd the car drain out then jack up again funnel it in slowly and rebolt think only 1.6 quarts
 
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:21 PM
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I used a funnel with a long flexible tube stuck on the end. It was long enough to get into the engine bay. It was a pain but it worked.
 
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:47 AM
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I wish there was a way to pull the VSS easily. That method was always king but on this car it's such a reach.

Will be trying soon. Hopefully I can come up with something creative. I hate side fill plugs.
 
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:05 AM
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you can also buy a pump with a small hose attached to it. it's very much like the pumps that are attached to ordinary hand soap containers, except larger and with a small hose from which fluid is dispensed. i forget where i got mine from, but it was probably pep boys; you could probably get it at any automotive store though. you just screw it onto the MTF container and stick the hose into the fill hole, then pump lol.
 
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:02 PM
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this is a question i dont have the answer for, nor have i seen it....how many quarts should I buy for a manual transmission fluid change?
 
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:04 PM
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Book says 1.6 qt for a change or 1.7 if you take the case apart. Round up

I had trouble with my last on-the-bottle pump. The straw going into the quart was about 2" off the bottom so I always had to keep extra fluid handy to take up that space. Good idea though, I forgot about this little contraption.
 
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:57 PM
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Thanks Polaski, I appreciate it
 

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