I’ve been curious to learn more about the Automatic Transmission fitted to the DB9’s. I’m talking about the 6-speed Touchtronic II paddle shift unit that was in the majority of DB9’s from 2004 until 2014 when they changed to the Touchtronic III 8 -speed. The DB9 had an option for a 6-speed manual transmission (stick shift) but those are rarer and I don’t have one.
What got me wondering were a few common sense questions:
- How do you tell if the transmission fluid is topped up?
- When does the transmission fluid need to be changed?
- Is there a transmission fluid filter that needs to be changed?
Surprisingly, there were no simple answers. Here’s what I learned.
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