Originally Posted by TReff
alot of metal shavings is normal for the first service..
I didn't service mine untill 75K...and im a mechanic and know better than that..
But yeah its normal....don't be scared!
Yeah, the main reason that I serviced it was because I noticed the leak around the shifter a few weeks ago.. I started thinking that the shifter was feeling notchier, but was well aware that it was likely me being paranoid. I wanted to top off the fluids in case I'd lost more fluid than it appeared, but I figured if I was going to pop the shifter out and top off the fluids, I may as well spend the extra $10 for a few more quarts of ATF and flush it.
On the bright side, while I had it all apart I re-adjusted the stop-bolts on my Hurst, and eliminated alot of rattles. I did this when it was first installed, but over the course of a year I guess they backed out slightly, and the rattles appeared so gradually over time I hadn't realized how bad they'd become. Even Kara noticed how much quieter the shifter is now!