I already tried that fluid, but after the oil change the tranny starts to grind from 1st to 2nd gear until I had enough and changed to Mitasu fully synthetic gear oil GL4 75W90. After the oil change it shifted normally again.
Thus, a manual transmission oil change is pretty simple and straight forward. 2 quarts/liters of new oil, correct wrench, & a funnel/hose should do the trick.
Good take aways I have taken from this thread are -
* Make sure you can remove the fill hole plug before draining the fluid.
* The suggestions to measure what comes out is not an approach I would take. Regardless of what comes out, you want it filled like you have mentioned. Rather than measure what comes out, it's more important that your car is on a level surface when you are refilling it. It's a pretty simple process. I just haven't had to do it on my Mirage yet.
Last edited by Mark; 05-23-2019 at 03:51 AM.
I feel either product is fine, but I wouldn't claim the Red Line is a superior product without further investigation.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage GLS 1.2 manual: 26.3 mpg (US) ... 11.2 km/L ... 8.9 L/100 km ... 31.6 mpg (Imp)
I appreciate the fact that the Mirage is relatively easy to work on, & changing the manual transmission oil doesn't look all that bad. My Mirage is @ 25,000 miles, & I haven't done mine yet.
The maintenance schedule is a little vague on things sometimes. Schedule 1 recommends changing manual transmission oil @ 30,000 miles. Schedule 2 recommend checking the level/condition of the oil @ 30,000 miles, but makes no reference to changing it.
Since it looks relatively easy to do & it only takes 2 quarts, I'll probably change mine @ 30,000 miles this summer!
Glad to hear changing oil went great for you!!!!!
thanks to this guide i just changed my oil at 72k. it was gross and very dark
With the manual transmission fluid how are we able to "check it" that it is at the correct level? or to see the condition of the fluid?
Is there a reservoir or a dipstick?
2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)