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Old 09-08-2013, 02:45 PM
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Water drain on 01 xstar

Looking for drain on transmission to get all the water out? Where is it?
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:27 PM
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you have to use something to suck it out of the fill.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:21 PM
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Yup gotta suck it out. You can use the dipstick hole or the filter hole. I prefer the filter hole.
If you use the dipstick hole make sure the hose gets all the way to the bottom as it tends to get hung up occasionally going in that way.

Also not sure how water got in there, but there was a recall on the origin seal because it allowed water in. Make sure that was taken care of.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:11 PM
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I already used my mitavac to change the oil. I must be confused in the manual I thought they said there was 2 screws to remove the water that cools the transmission. So just to clarify for winterization of the transmission no drains for water?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:22 PM
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I already used my mitavac to change the oil. I must be confused in the manual I thought they said there was 2 screws to remove the water that cools the transmission. So just to clarify for winterization of the transmission no drains for water?
If you plan to use RV anti-freeze, don't bother as long as you pull the anti-freeze in before the transmission. Otherwise, you can remove the water hoses from the transmission and it will drain out.
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Believe it's trans cooler. It's on the rear drivers side of the engine And looks like torpedo. Pull the hoses off the bottom and dump out all the water. Its a horseshoe shape so u need to dump the hose not just unhook it. Don't forget to also unhook the speedo hoses from the MDC and blow them out. The MDC is very fragile to water and expensive to replace. I pull it out and keep it inside. It's notorious for cracking and blowing up with freezing temps. If you don't want to pull it at minimal leave the speedo hoses unhooked from MDC
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:54 PM
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Believe it's trans cooler. It's on the rear drivers side of the engine And looks like torpedo. Pull the hoses off the bottom and dump out all the water. Its a horseshoe shape so u need to dump the hose not just unhook it. Don't forget to also unhook the speedo hoses from the MDC and blow them out. The MDC is very fragile to water and expensive to replace. I pull it out and keep it inside. It's notorious for cracking and blowing up with freezing temps. If you don't want to pull it at minimal leave the speedo hoses unhooked from MDC
So there is nothing that I do on the actual transmission? And what is the MDC?
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:13 PM
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I have never drained anything on the actual transmission itself.

The MDC is the main computer module located under the dashboard. It's a little black box. Follow your speedo tubes and they end there. Pop them off blow some air thru the tubes. I just take a deep breath and leave them unhooked so all the water can drain out from the MDC. Otherwise it will freeze and crack and all your gauges will be toast next season. It'snot normally on any winterization checklist. It's an MC specific part( well Bu uses one too). IT IS A MUST.
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I have never drained anything on the actual transmission itself.

The MDC is the main computer module located under the dashboard. It's a little black box. Follow your speedo tubes and they end there. Pop them off blow some air thru the tubes. I just take a deep breath and leave them unhooked so all the water can drain out from the MDC. Otherwise it will freeze and crack and all your gauges will be toast next season. It'snot normally on any winterization checklist. It's an MC specific part( well Bu uses one too). IT IS A MUST.
Thanks for the heads up I never heard of that before needing to be winterized.
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The best part is that piece is no longer carried "in stock" at most places. It has to be custom ordered from medallion which now doubles the price to around 600.
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