The owners manual says that there is no autotransaxle maintenance on my 2012 SX turbo. Can I even change the fluid? Or filter? Or do you just drive it until it fails?
I didn't care whether Asian, American, European, etc I purchased generic/universal coolant that was on sale and needed to change the fluid when one ofThanks, Turbonut. Very useful info! Valvoline Max Life it is. Also, I guess any brand of "Asian Green" coolant should work for a flush and fill.
Many do that, but must ask, how does one know whether the drained fluid was actually at the full level? One would never know.I was lazy and just measured what drained and replaced the same amount, figuring it it worked fine before it would after with the same amount in it...easy peasy....
I used Ravenol SP-IV, I've only done one D&F on saturday I'll do a second one next Saturday. The hardest things are making sure the vehicle is level and the removing the under shield splash guards that KIA felt was necessary to use 100 freaking fasteners.Drain and refill twice with amsoil sig ATF. As others stated. Initial fill to check plug. Then run up to operating temp and check again. Drain excess from check plug until thin stream. Trans is smooth as can be on my 14. Did the wife’s sorento same way 30k miles ago. No issues. I did use the top fill plug. Just remove check level plug this way you don’t get the air burping. Easy job.
Coolant I used Pentosin A2 concentrate with distilled water. Drained coolant, removed thermostat then poured distilled water in top radiator hose into engine until it drained clear. Hooked everything back up, poured 1 gallon of Pentosin concentrate in radiator. Worked out perfectly. System holds about 2 gallons so it’s close to a 50/50 mixture.
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Yeah. I used ramps for front and jacked rear up to level position.I used Ravenol SP-IV, I've only done one D&F on saturday I'll do a second one next Saturday. The hardest things are making sure the vehicle is level and the removing the under shield splash guards that KIA felt was necessary to use 100 freaking fasteners.