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    Has anyone needed to add any fluid? I understood they don't need topped off unless a leak is observed. Mine has been fine, at 34k miles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrad View Post
    Has anyone needed to add any fluid? I understood they don't need topped off unless a leak is observed. Mine has been fine, at 34k miles.
    I've checked my level from time to time just to make sure it's ok. Looks good @ 24K so far and I do a lot of manual downshifting into "B".

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    I've checked my level from time to time just to make sure it's ok. Looks good @ 24K so far and I do a lot of manual downshifting into "B".
    I have never tried 'B' mode, you just pull the lever back while in 'D'? Can you start in 'B' and upshift to 'D'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrad View Post
    I have never tried 'B' mode, you just pull the lever back while in 'D'? Can you start in 'B' and upshift to 'D'?
    Sure, I do it all the time! Put it in "B" at a stop and stick your foot into it and don't back off. You'll be surprised how peppy it is off the line. I'll upshift around 50 mph when accelerating hard. I downshift into "B" too going down steep hills. I've downshifted into "B" as fast as 70 mph, revs up to about 4500 rpm.

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    Aftermarket CVT Fluid

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Hi guys, no where near the point of servicing the CVT yet, but my mind does ponder.

    Manual states CVTF-J4 (Mitsubishi Motors Genuine)

    Found this on Amsoil's site:

    http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=CVTQT-EA

    It indeed does list CVTF-J4 as being compatible.

    Would you guys use this?

    Or how about this. How has everyone's experience been simply with using aftermarket transmission fluids when manual states you should only use [insert car brand here]'s genuine trans fluid?

    -Charlie-
    I have only found Lubeguard to be J4 compatible, the Mirage CVT is a little different that most; the belt is not submerged in the fluid.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lubegard-68112-Complete-Universal-Fluid/dp/B00ED44TFG

    O'reilly's has it as well.

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    Does anyone know this fluid its OK for Mirage CVT?


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