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#1389415 - 03/01/09 02:17 PM SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL
ramp1950 Offline

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 17
Loc: new jersey

#1389464 - 03/01/09 03:31 PM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: ramp1950]
tom slick Offline

Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 9027
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
30k drain and fill or 60k complete flush/exchange seems to be the consensus around here.
Every ATF manufacturer seems to make a SPIII compatable fluid. look at multi-vehicle fluids which are often MERCONV.
You get what you pay for...
So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.

#1389737 - 03/01/09 08:22 PM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: tom slick]
ramp1950 Offline

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 17
Loc: new jersey
castrol import multi vehicle transmission fluid says it is recommended for vehicles using SP111 transmission fluid has anybody used it as a replacement?

#1389806 - 03/01/09 09:13 PM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: ramp1950]
LubeTechBob Offline

Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 49
Loc: Milwaukee, WI. USA
I know, I'm new here too but from what I have seen, looked for, and discussed regarding Mitsubishi/Hyundai SP III (not SP111) both fluids are the same, and this topic has already been discussed. Please refer to my posts, or do a search on this topic before posting!

Just providing sound advice.

#1389818 - 03/01/09 09:34 PM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: ramp1950]
adamg Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 66
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Also depends on what you are looking to spend. Some people on this board are running Amsoil ATF in their Hyundai. How much is SPIII from the dealer?

#1389890 - 03/01/09 11:23 PM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: adamg]
The Critic Offline

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18925
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Under normal driving, the fluid does not need to be FLUSHED until seven years or 105,000 miles, whichever comes first.

AMSOIL ATF, Castrol Import Multi-Vehicle ATF and Valvoline Maxlife ATF are all multi-vehicle fluids that claim SP-III compatibility but are not OEM approved.

Also, you should also be aware that Hyundai uses a chemical tracer in the SP-III fluid. In the event that the transmission fails, a fluid sample is taken and if the fluid is not SP-III, you'll be facing an uphill battle.

You might want to wait until you are out of warranty (the fluid change isn't due until 105k) before switching to a non-OE fluid. The fluid may turn brown, but that's normal according to Hyundai.
11 Prius, 138k, M1 EP 0w20
07 Accord I4, 114k, M1 EP 0w20
10 Altima 3.5, 36k, M1 EP 5w30
92 Previa, 162k, Chevron 5w30

#1390040 - 03/02/09 07:18 AM Re: SP111 TRANSMISSION OIL [Re: The Critic]
ramp1950 Offline

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 17
Loc: new jersey
you have all been helpful thank you for your comments and corrections on SPIII transmission fluid . The latest price on the fluid a quart from the dealer is $8.50.