CHANGING TRANSMISSION FLUID, CVT TRANSMISSION

  • Tiny
  • sd_77civic
  • 2004 Mini Cooper
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 125,000 miles

My next question is from my father. The car, a 2004 Mini Cooper (non-S). He wants to change out the transmission fluid.

Most sites recommend pulling off the front driver side wheel, and pulling off the upper and lower plug. Now from everything else I have heard, the CVT is supposedly a sealed system with lifetime use of the sealed transmission.

Any help detailing the whole process/recommended fluid would be helpful.

Thanks again!

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 2:46 AM

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  • Dave H
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The transmission is a sealed unit (CVT) and needs no servicing

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 3:33 PM

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