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    Default Xsara N1 2003 hatch 1.6 lit - automatic transmission.

    I drive this car seldom, and like the auto, as it seems to be a bit different than comparable Jap/Holden jobs.

    Any reason? Or am I just fooling myself?

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    It will be an AL4 gearbox. It is different to how many typical automatics behave. They tend not to 'coast' the same way many others do and the changes are supposedly 'adaptive' to your driving style, but possibly 'slightly random' can be a more apt explanation.
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    Tks Dave.

    What transmission fluid/oil should I buy?

    and, of course,

    How difficult is it to just replace the fluid? Is it like an oil change, but measure what comes out and replace accordingly?

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    There's a special procedure Google should tell you. Use penrite atfs. Needs to be the fully synthetic one
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    Cheers.. got it sorted...

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    Default Oil change !

    Quote Originally Posted by 207cc Sport View Post
    Tks Dave.

    What transmission fluid/oil should I buy?
    and, of course,
    How difficult is it to just replace the fluid? Is it like an oil change, but measure what comes out and replace accordingly?
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    The type of oil has been answered. Penrite Multi FS.

    The method you said above is OK, IF YOU INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION FOR LEAKS FIRST, and it has no operation faults. Obvious I know but perhaps not to everyone ! I have used that method a couple of times.
    Otherwise several others and myself have given the correct factory method, many times. It is easy to do badly so read them carefully, before you have to redo it because you did not do it correctly
    Search for al4, DPO etc on here.
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    Job done by Mark Brackstone Motors, Toowoomba.

    Changed auto tranny fluid and the MIL has only one comment when she drove it away.

    SMOOTH changes.

    The fluid had not been changed for 100,000 and what a difference.
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    Keep it up That gearbox, like all actually, needs regular oil changes. If it hasn't been changed in 100k I would get it done again in a few months then every 2 years/20k. It is one of the first fuzzy logic auto gearboxes and you will like it once it teaches you how to drive it. We have the same gearbox in our Xantia and it is great.

    I always worry if a car feels a lot better after a service. It shouldn't feel any different. If it does the servicing is not being done often enough
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