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 02:51 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