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Old April 8th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Tranny time

Hey guys I was thinking about doing a fluid change on my 2000 boxster 5 speed non S . And I was wondering what fluid I should use ? Pelican has great reviews in the swepco 201 for the manual 2005 and up boxster . But will that stuff be good in my trams too ?


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Old April 8th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I bought the gear oil from Pelican parts, but after looking at the DIY insructions and the ~$50 charge for the socket (I'd likely never use again), I went the professional route... Alden - Flintworks. Can't beat it.


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Old April 8th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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ID:	1592Thanks boxsterbob. I work at a shop and we have a lift. For a manual trans it's pretty easy DIY . One drain hole and one fill hole. My specs say 4.2 quarts for my 5 speed manual , but what I want to know is if the swepco 201 that's recommended for the 2005 and up manual trans is good for the 2000 model year.


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Old April 9th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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Attachment 1592Thanks boxsterbob. I work at a shop and we have a lift. For a manual trans it's pretty easy DIY . One drain hole and one fill hole. My specs say 4.2 quarts for my 5 speed manual , but what I want to know is if the swepco 201 that's recommended for the 2005 and up manual trans is good for the 2000 model year.


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... Swepco 201 on my car since my first tranny flush at 80,000 miles.
The car is just shy of 220,000 now.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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Perhaps the '99's capacity is lower, but unless Alden chipped in some of his own fluid, I brought in 3 qts.

With a lift, the job looked very simple, my hesitation was the need to buy the socket, plus, it gave me an opportunity for some burgers & beer with Alden and Heather at one of his Car Care Days.

I know more recent models are "fill to the drain plug", my year required a hooked measuring tool to indicate the proper fill (slightly below the drain opening) I'm not sure about the 2000.

If Pedro uses Swepco 201, that's good enough for me.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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Haha I didn't have to chip in any of my own fluid. Capacity is 2.25 liters or 2.38 quarts.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #7
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Thanks Alden. I am probably going to do this on Saturday since the shop is closed 2.38 quarts of swepco it is.


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Does using a quality mechanic affect your warranty if he's not Porsche trained or certified? I use a Charlotte transmission repair shop for my work. He works on a lot of different "exotics".
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