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2016 Equus Ultimate

princelybug

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2016
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Equus (2011-2016)
I just had my 15 5.0 done at 34k . I too can feel a difference. Not that the shifting was harsh prior to service. The downshifts are where I notice the difference.

Exactly my experience as well. We change our engine oil so regularly/often it’s hard to notice a difference, but the longer change interval of the tranny fluid makes it noticeable when changed.
 

Kraig Wilkinson

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Exactly my experience as well. We change our engine oil so regularly/often it’s hard to notice a difference, but the longer change interval of the tranny fluid makes it noticeable when changed.
I take good care of all my vehicles . And that includes trans service along with power steering fluid ,differentials,brake fluid, coolant,etc. I believe it helps more than we are aware of.👍
 

princelybug

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2016
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
Question: Will the battery continue to drain if I keep a device plugged into the USB port overnight?
 

joegr

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2018
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80 Ultimate
Question: Will the battery continue to drain if I keep a device plugged into the USB port overnight?
My 2018 shuts down power to the port after I leave the car. I can't speak to the 2016, but I would expect it to do the same. Plug in something that lights up, and come back and look through the window (without your smartkey with you) and see if the light has gone off. Then, you'll know for sure.
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princelybug

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2016
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Equus (2011-2016)
My 2018 shuts down power to the port after I leave the car. I can't speak to the 2016, but I would expect it to do the same. Plug in something that lights up, and come back and look through the window (without your smartkey with you) and see if the light has gone off. Then, you'll know for sure.
@joegr Thank you! What a brilliant suggestion! Just did it twice in my car, and both times the USB light lost power at ~ 2 minutes 58 seconds. No need to worry about leaving anything plugged in.
 
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T_E

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Does anyone have a cost figure for dealer replacement of the transmission fluid?
I'm at 65k miles, and transmission feels great. 80% hwy miles.

Valvoline had a $130 deal using their synthetic fluid, but I missed the sale. My dealer (using Hyundai fluid) wants $200. I have been told that a lot of dealers don't use Hyundai fluid, but "BG" brand fluid.
 

princelybug

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SoCal
Genesis Model Year
2016
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
Does anyone have a cost figure for dealer replacement of the transmission fluid?
I'm at 65k miles, and transmission feels great. 80% hwy miles.

Valvoline had a $130 deal using their synthetic fluid, but I missed the sale. My dealer (using Hyundai fluid) wants $200. I have been told that a lot of dealers don't use Hyundai fluid, but "BG" brand fluid.

The Hyundai fluid is available:


I would use OEM fluid, but any mechanic can perform a drain and fill of fluid.
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T_E

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Thanks; I would really like to try to get 7 quarts out of it by having them vacuum it out; will explore it further with the dealer, who quoted $200 to replace fluid.
 

T_E

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Makes sense to me to get as much new fluid in rather than diluting it with old stuff!
 

princelybug

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Genesis Model Year
2016
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
Makes sense to me to get as much new fluid in rather than diluting it with old stuff!

Makes perfect sense. But in order to get close to draining 7qts, you will also have to drop the pan. A simple drain/fill will get you under 3qts.
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