I'm sorry, I meant to post the mileage but got distracted trying to upload the pics. It has 53,670 miles on it. Honestly, the transmission shifted very smoothly before the swap and I haven't noticed any major changes at all. Early on in very cold weather the transmission banged a bit but that hasn't happened in a long time on my car, but others have complained about it recently. Amsoil flows great in cold weather so it's an improvement in that regard alone.I appreciate this, I know most people say it's not needed but judging by those colors it simply cannot hurt to provide moving parts with some good oil.
How many miles did you have? and did you feel any difference? Good or bad for that matter...
Thanks for taking the time to do this btw
Your old ATF looks nasty. Definitely needed to be changed. I suggested doing a drain and fill every 30,000 miles.Just completed my drain and fill today and it was fairly simple to do.
I took off the the front and driver side underside protectors and the air intake snorkel. Took the car for a drive up the mountain and got it to full operating temperature, came back and drained it using a 24mm socket (black plug on bottom of transmission) and also removed the side plug with a 3/8" ratchet. I measured what came out and it was just shy of 4 quarts in my container, but some had splashed out of the pan, so I refilled it with an even 4 quarts of Amsoil Signature Series fluid. I bought a transmission filling funnel that tapers off at the end to fit the fill hole perfectly and will uload some pics of it in the next post because all it lets me do is 10 at a time. The last pic is the fluid before and after the drain and fill.
Couple PDF's attached for fluid level check. Will need a scantool, scanguage, allgauge, torque app,..... to verify ATF temperature. Its not sealed and does have drain, fill, and check level plugs.
Your owners manual has the required spec and can be found at any Kia/Hyundai dealership.
Any equivalent ATF can be used. Typically, SP4, SPIV.... can use any of the low-viscosity full synthetic MPG/ECO type ATFs.
RAVENOL ATF SP-IV Fluid - Ravenol
Platinum LV Multi-Vehicle ATF | United States
I only use Amsoil products in my vehicles as I feel they are the best and last longer than many other fluids.hey vinnyg, where did you buy the atf fluid from, can you post a link or something on the same exact fluid....What grade ATF is required for our hybrids?...mine is 2013....
Any link to the exact product will be help full...
Wow, that was a lot of crud on the magnet. You got a good deal on that fluid too.I did a 3x drain and fill this summer at 60K miles and the fluid that came out looked really dark. The magnetic plug had a good inch of black metal around it. No way I would wait till 100k miles for a drain and fill, at least for my daily driving which is a tough commute with plenty of crazy NJ stop and go, highway and hills. In went Maxlife fluid, I think I cleared out the Walmart shelves at $3 a quart on clearance.