Re: 156 selespeed - fluid problem
The fluid in the selespeed reservoir can be initially removed using something like a 'turkey baster' sucker implement to get the fluid out. However, you will come down to the apparent bottom of the reservior - but that isn't actually the bottom; there is still a lot of fluid left under this 'false floor' and the only way to get that out is to remove the outlet hose from the bottom of the reservior. You may be able to squeeze in a thin container to catch the fluid or pack in some absorbant rags; if not, it will dribble down through the body shell and appear in a puddle near the front wheel.
However, there is still fluid in the system and this can only be removed (subject to any other ideas which might come up on this thread) by disconecting the return line pipe to the reservior and running the pump directly via a 12V source (feeding new fluid in via the reservior, of course).
Everything about this Selespeed system is very frustrating and one would have thought that simple a drain plug could have been built into it.
As far as the fluid is concerned, the purisits here will advocate CS fluid but I believe that any Dexron 3 ATF (synthetic) will do the job as well.