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Old 10-25-2013, 03:29 AM   #26
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My local dealership won't flush the CVT fluid for me. Anyone in So Cal get this done? If so let me know, I'm tired of trying to get my dealer to do it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #27
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Someone needs to do a DO IT YOUSELF with pictures for the diffrential
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #28
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Local dealer told our local Subaru shop it would void the warranty if anyone but the dealership did it. True?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #29
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I don't even think Subaru sells the CVT fluid itself (someone mentioned they just have huge drums), so I'm not sure what you would use. The couple people who have "accidentally" drained theirs had to have their cars towed to the dealership.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #30
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My local dealership won't flush the CVT fluid for me. Anyone in So Cal get this done? If so let me know, I'm tired of trying to get my dealer to do it.
Did you tell them flush or change? No need to flush, all you need is drain, the filter screen cleaned and refill.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #31
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Someone needs to do a DO IT YOUSELF with pictures for the diffrential
This is the front. The differential fill is on the passenger side above the C.V. Joint. Note: I'm on my phone and assuming you have a CVT.



The rear is easy.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:33 PM   #32
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This is the front. The differential fill is on the passenger side above the C.V. Joint. Note: I'm on my phone and assuming you have a CVT.



The rear is easy.
Thanks, I did not get a chance to look under my car yet but this will help when I decide to get dirty and change the fluid around 5k miles just to make sure I get the dirty brake in fluid out
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #33
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Local dealer told our local Subaru shop it would void the warranty if anyone but the dealership did it. True?
That's not nice and not true. It's against the law and that Subaru shop has every right to service any car. That's why there're in business.

Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #34
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Ya that's what i thought as well. The dealer gave the specific reason of, if the seal on the CVT pan was broken, by someone not a dealership, it would void the powertrain warranty. I'll probably be e-mailing SOA.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:55 PM   #35
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Did you tell them flush or change? No need to flush, all you need is drain, the filter screen cleaned and refill.
I just told them I wanted my trans fluid serviced and they said these are non serviceable blah blah blah
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #36
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I just told them I wanted my trans fluid serviced and they said these are non serviceable blah blah blah
Non serviceable??? <SMH> Clearly they're wrong.

Or

If that's their way of saying the CVT fluid doesn't need to be changed, wrong again. Factory fill transmission fluid is just as trashy as the factory fill gear oil in the diffs.

Maybe one of the other Subaru dealerships in So Cal won't give you a hard time by acting like it's their car instead of yours.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #37
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I just told them I wanted my trans fluid serviced and they said these are non serviceable blah blah blah
When I went in to my dealer the service representative said the exact same thing. I asked to see the service manager and told him that I wanted my CVT pan dropped, filter cleaned, CVTF filled, idled up to temperature, drained, and filled again. He was completely OK with my instructions but the prior service rep was not too pleased that I went over her head.

Pro-tip: If you do end up having to go over someones head make sure that it is the type of shop that you can watch the work being done through a window so you know that everything is in fact being completed.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:32 AM   #38
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Seems odd that they would discourage service that they're getting paid to do, heh.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #39
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Non serviceable??? <SMH> Clearly they're wrong.

Or

If that's their way of saying the CVT fluid doesn't need to be changed, wrong again. Factory fill transmission fluid is just as trashy as the factory fill gear oil in the diffs.

Maybe one of the other Subaru dealerships in So Cal won't give you a hard time by acting like it's their car instead of yours.
Ya maybe it's a Cali thing! Lol I'll have to call around to more stealerships. Even the independently owned subaru mechanics don't want to do it.

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When I went in to my dealer the service representative said the exact same thing. I asked to see the service manager and told him that I wanted my CVT pan dropped, filter cleaned, CVTF filled, idled up to temperature, drained, and filled again. He was completely OK with my instructions but the prior service rep was not too pleased that I went over her head.

Pro-tip: If you do end up having to go over someones head make sure that it is the type of shop that you can watch the work being done through a window so you know that everything is in fact being completed.
Thanks I might have to do that!

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Seems odd that they would discourage service that they're getting paid to do, heh.
Right? You would think that it would be an easy sale lol


Edit anyone in Southern Cali get a drain and fill yet? If so please please let me know where! Thanks
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:01 AM   #40
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Just an update I found a dealer that would service the CVT tranny. I asked if they can do a drain/fill and drop the pan and clean the filter, they told me they hook it up to a machine and flush it all out. Does this sound safe?
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:12 AM   #41
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Just an update I found a dealer that would service the CVT tranny. I asked if they can do a drain/fill and drop the pan and clean the filter, they told me they hook it up to a machine and flush it all out. Does this sound safe?
That's good if they do that but did you get an estimate? It was just under $300 for me without a flush and they charged me for 9 quarts. Hooking it up to use the machine and using more fluid will cost more.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #42
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That's good if they do that but did you get an estimate? It was just under $300 for me without a flush and they charged me for 9 quarts. Hooking it up to use the machine and using more fluid will cost more.
Yes they quoted me $280 (Im sure before taxes) and they recommend it be done every 30k. The other dealer gave me the same old good til 100k, its not needed, blah blah blah. LOL

I wonder where they would hook up the fittings to?

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #43
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Yes they quoted me $280 (Im sure before taxes) and they recommend it be done every 30k. The other dealer gave me the same old good til 100k, its not needed, blah blah blah. LOL I wonder where they would hook up the fittings to?
That's a good price but I don't know about every 30k though. If you sit in a lot of So Cal traffic, maybe so. They'll probably hook it up to the CVT cooler line.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #44
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That's a good price but I don't know about every 30k though. If you sit in a lot of So Cal traffic, maybe so. They'll probably hook it up to the CVT cooler line.
I called again to make sure and talked to a tech, he said they can only do drain and fill. It's sad the service advisors don't really know much.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:03 PM   #45
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I called again to make sure and talked to a tech, he said they can only do drain and fill. It's sad the service advisors don't really know much.
Oh well, so much for that, lol. Dropping the pan and cleaning out the filter screen should also be included. I know what you mean about some these service writers. I've come across some clueless ones myself.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:08 AM   #46
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the flush is pretty good in some respects as it should be done with the vehicle running, so it will put new fluid into all of the transmission, not just the pan like a drain and fill would.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #47
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the flush is pretty good in some respects as it should be done with the vehicle running, so it will put new fluid into all of the transmission, not just the pan like a drain and fill would.
I called about 8-10 dealers and all they do is drain and fill. Can't force it upon them if they are not capable.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:47 AM   #48
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some vehicles a flush isn't possible. Having never serviced a 2012+ with cvt, i am not sure it doesn't fall into that category.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #49
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some vehicles a flush isn't possible.
Why not?
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:44 AM   #50
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Maybe isn't possible is not the correct phrasing... it is prohibitively difficult. Sometimes to flush the way that is normally done in the industry (using an external cooler line to tap into) requires special fittings that are difficult to get, or the fittings are difficult to get access to. Ideally we want the car in a state it can run. If you have to take half the engine bay apart to tap into a line, its far easier (cheaper for the customer) to drain and fill.

No one wants to pay 3+ hours labour for a flush.
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