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#1 of 74 Hyundai's mystery transmission fluid SPIII
Apr 20, 2007 (2:27 pm)
What is SPIII? The dealer will tell you the only place you can purchase this fluid is at the dealer, at $8 a quart. I've unlocked the mystery of this transmission fluid and found out who manufactures it. The transmission fluid is called COASTAL UNIVERSAL SYNTHETIC BLEND ATF. The Coastal brand is sold at most parts houses at a very resonable price!! For more info, click the below link.
#2 of 74 Transmission Filter
Apr 24, 2007 (4:39 pm)
I have a question how is the transmission filter replaced? It does not come with a gasket. What is used?
#3 of 74 Transmission Filter
Apr 28, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Another question. When I had my Transmission fluid changed at 30,000, I was told it was dark and it looked like a car that had 100,000 miles on it. I niece's Tucson fluid looked the same.
#4 of 74 sp 111 color and smell
Apr 30, 2007 (8:06 am)
the sp111 fluid has a red die that will lose it color after a short time ,it will turn brown! this is normal for this fluid. the fluid also smells burnt it smells the same if you open a new quart of oil!
#5 of 74 Re: sp 111 color and smell [airflyte]
May 09, 2007 (6:47 am)
Hi, glad I found this forum. My 2005 Hyundai Tucson is at the dealership for its 30,000 mile service. The maintenance schedule says to check the automatic transmission and change if needed. You say that the red dye will turn brown after a short time and that this is normal. The maintenance schedule only says to change the fluid if driving under severe conditions, that the normal use cars don't need the transmission services until 60,000. If the dealer calls me back and says that the fluid is brown and needs the service, how do I counter that or should I just take it somewhere else? Do I let the dealer know that I know that the red dye turns brown after a short time and that this is normal?
#6 of 74 Re: Hyundai's mystery transmission fluid SPIII [airflyte]
May 17, 2007 (6:09 am)
Well Don't that Beat All! I was careful not to use anything but Mitsubishi Diamond III trans oil (Hyundai, Kia exact replacement) in my 05'Tucson, a royal pain to go all the way to the Dealer(stealer), and pay top dollar! Plus I wanted to go synthetic, or synthetic blend, for maybe better durability, & gas milage. I didn't like the look or smell of my trans fluid lately, so I had it changed at 35K miles at the dealer recently. I do suggest a change if you're doubtful.
#7 of 74 Re: Hyundai's mystery transmission fluid SPIII [mikdee]
May 17, 2007 (8:29 am)
now the cat is out of the bag! if you look at wal mart for the super tech brand, it is made by warren also! the transmission fluid is sold as ATF+4 look at the lable for the other brands this fluid can be used in. warren lubricants can be idententfied by the bottle, look for a circle on the right side of the bottle with the fluid poring from the bottle image. all of their lubricants are premium quality and will save you money. i hope this information will help you with your 05 tucson. i also have an 05 tucson - good luck!
the super tech oil filter ST3593A will fit your Tucson V6. It's made in the USA and sold by Champion
#8 of 74 up date on transmission oil
Oct 05, 2007 (7:42 am)
I said on my last post on the transmission oil that atf +4 was the same as sp111, I was wrong! I went back to the warren oil site and now thay say the multi-vehicle syntetic blend automatic transmission fluid is diamond sp11 or sp111, is sold by warren lubricants. sorry for the mix up on this mystery oil problem!
Dec 10, 2007 (3:45 pm)
Hi! I have some questions as I am a new owner of a Hyundai Tuscon. I just bought my Hyundai last week 2007 GLS new off the lot. There were less than 100 miles on it. I have had it a week and Sunday it seemed as if the transmission went out in it. I was pulling out of my neighborhood when there was a clanking sound and the check engine light came on and there was no acceleration it was almost as if my transmission was rolling or wouldnt catch. Not only was roadside assistance no help bc it was a Sunday and I was out of town when this happened but my dealership couldnt help me either. I drove 200+ miles to the dealership in 3rd gear (shiftronic) on an automatic car bc it wouldnt shift automatically and we could only go 55 m. The shop said it is only a outake sensor that is bad but I am fearing it is much worse than that.. Any help????? Suggestions?? This is my first car that I have purchased and I wanted a reliable car and now I am worried I got a faulty car.Help pleaseeeeee
#10 of 74 2006 Hyundai Tucson
Mar 03, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I have 13,000 miles on my Tucson. Today, tried to put it in reverse while it was parked in my driveway, and it wouldn't go. It got towed to my dealsership - waiting to find out more. Has anyone heard any any transmission failures like this? Thanks.