Transmission Fluid Changed - Noticeable driving improvement!

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  1. Bluesman78

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    I had the dealer change my transmission fluid for $100. Driving feels a ton smoother. I didn't expect there to be such a noticeable change. If anyone is on the fence for doing the transmission fluid change I highly recommend it (decline all the other stuff they try to sell you though!!)

    FYI: 2006 with 99K miles, transmission fluid never changed.
     
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    I have to change mine.
    Have already 198000km with original!

    And the mpg? Changed?

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    I have only driven it back home so not too many miles, but will report after the weekend, planning a 90 miles trip.

    Is a MPG improvement expected?
     
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    Yeah sooner than later is best, for a transaxle fluid change: even at the one year mark. Then stretch it. But never too late. (y)
     
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    amazing, congrats! do you also have 2008?
     
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    I have a 2006, but I just noticed my profile says 2008. I may have signed up for an account when I was going to purchase a 2008, but that purchase fell through and now I have 2006 with 99K Miles!
     
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    you can change it in your profile, and add the package number.
     
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    It doesn't appear to give me that option under profile.

    Also I have no clue what package # :)

    Its the top of the line 2006 has leather, nav, jbl audio.
     
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    hover over your screen name at the top right of a page, click on personal details and scroll down to the model.

    i'm not sure of the '06 packages either.
     
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    no noticeable change in MPG for my driving habits, however, I still feel the driving is much smoother.
     
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    I change my transmission fluid about every 100K miles, which equates to approximately every 3.5 years in my case. It is a pretty easy DIY task, similar to an oil change.
     
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    do you notice how much smoother it is?
     
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    In my case, there is no discernible difference. The car has always been pretty smooth.
     
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    It was noticeable to me, although not sure if this is psychological. I'd like to say i'm above that.
     
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