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Ironduke
31 Jan 04,, 02:37
I decided to bring my car in, and get the transmission system completely flushed.

It cost me $122 ($112 + tax), I had them flush every ounce of old fluid out of my system and replace it with new stuff.

I simply can't believe how much performance has been restored. It was almost as if somebody had taken out my V4 and dropped in a V6, the difference was that much. I got to be careful on these icy roads though with all this knew power, I don't want to be going off the road anywhere :):)

tomas
03 Feb 04,, 14:48
u sure they didn't replace it? not flush the transmission

Ironduke
03 Feb 04,, 15:31
What are you talking about? Be a little more articulate.

tomas
04 Feb 04,, 10:10
sorry i meant are you sure they didn't replace the engine instead.

Ironduke
04 Feb 04,, 12:22
Yeah, I'm pretty sure they didn't replace the engine, a new engine would cost a few thousand dollars.

tomas
06 Feb 04,, 09:47
fine but the engine would ahve been better.

Bill
11 Feb 04,, 22:21
LOL, ironman, i'm pretty sure you don't have a V-4, and i don't even know what you drive. ;)

Flushing all the fluid is a worthwhile endeavour, as you can see. :)

Ironduke
11 Feb 04,, 22:33
Originally posted by M21Sniper
LOL, ironman, i'm pretty sure you don't have a V-4, and i don't even know what you drive. ;)

Flushing all the fluid is a worthwhile endeavour, as you can see. :)
No, I have a four-banger.

I drive an 86 Pontiac 6000 LE. Later model 6000 LE's have six cylinders.

Bill
12 Feb 04,, 03:33
L-4.(inline 4)

V-4s are really only used in motorcycles. ;)

Ironduke
12 Feb 04,, 03:59
Originally posted by M21Sniper
L-4.(inline 4)

V-4s are really only used in motorcycles. ;)
Yeah, you're right, it is an L4. I use term V4 interchangeably with four-cylinder, my bad.

You know what sucks? Last week, the blower motor quit on me. Tapped it twice with a mallet, it started back up again. Figure it needed to be replaced, so got a new one for $23, but it hasn't gone out since last week.

If it does go out again, I will definitely replace it.


fine but the engine would ahve been better.
My engine is about as mint as you can get with this car. The car is 18 years old and has 82,000 miles. If you do the math, that translates to about 4500 miles per year.

It has quite a few years to go before I would even need to think about an engine replacement. Also, by that time, the car would probably have a KBB value of about $50.

Bill
12 Feb 04,, 11:13
That is good miles.

When i got my Shark it had 73k and was 20 years old.

Dumbass that i am i've already put 7k miles on it though. Can't help it...

tomas
13 Feb 04,, 11:47
im going to get a car too what would you recommend it has to have cheap insurance

Ironduke
13 Feb 04,, 15:13
Your parent's plan.

tomas
24 Feb 04,, 12:13
:D yeah it was my friends was a couple of thousand pound so i want a cheap crummy car to help low the insurance.