Re: [doc] Re: Auto Gearbox oil
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Re: [doc] Re: Auto Gearbox oil

Thanks Mike.
I know what you mean about the fluid reading, as all the dipstick is wet when trying to get a reading, but im assuming the slightly thicker bit is the actual level.
All I have done so far is drain the Dextron then remove the sump. Remove the filter (Rather dirty filter at that), clean the filter and magnet the best I could (First with soapy water and a lot of shaking, then, drying it, then using the nozel on the WD40 can to blast out all the little bits in the filter that are hard to reach). I then left the car a good half hour to dribble away the remenants of what was left. I the cleaned my sump, sump gasket, and filter gasket (Which isnt in good shape) and all the sealable joins, then replace everything. (I will be replacing all these parts whe I mangae to get hold of them)
Ive put around 2.5 Litres in her and she seems to be on the mark. My Car NOW changes gear !!!! Hurray!    I did all this the other day, and I have done all of the above again today with some more fresh Dextron (Which incidentally was rather dark when draining the fresh stuff I put in yesterday)
But... Occasionally, she still doesnt change on queue (Whilst in drive) . Im now at a bit of a loss, as Im not too sure how to test the solenoids or circuitry (If indeed that is the problem). Or the transmission computer?

Hope you can read that lot, because half of it is new to me as it one of my first attempts at mechanics. I think I know what im doing.LOL
Oh, and I tend to write in riddles. As you've probably gathered.

Many Thanks,
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Mike Bosworth
  To: doc-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 4:02 PM
  Subject: [doc] Re: Auto Gearbox oil

  Oh and when i did mine i managed to retrive the broken end off the
  previous owners dipstick, on the new one the end is much slimmer and
  doesnt catch the side of the internal gubbins 'as much'... Checking
  the levels is quite an art.. the colour of the Dextron isnt that
  clever at indicating where the level actually is :)


  --- In doc-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Mike Bosworth" <mike.bosworth@xxxx>
  > Hi Paul
  > 5 litres? ... eek! seems a little full at that :) ... i know on the
  > Autos i have worked on recently that they both held roughly 2.5
  > litres ( ie the 5 litre containers were half full:) ) so i would
  > you are about there.   Its really good how the workshop or even the
  > car manual doesnt tell you how much is needed :)
  > Obviously check the dip stick when its hot as well as cold for the
  > levels, on both we filled them at cold a 'tad' above the cold fill
  > line , and wrote on my manual how much we used.
  > you can soon tell if there is enough in there the car wont want to
  > accelerate :)
  > Are you replacing your Final drive oil/ Gear oil 1.6 litres approx 
  > is needed for that. Remove the top fill plug first, just in case it
  > wont budge after you have drained it down from the bottom one.  
  > Refill back up to the top fill plug.
  > Changing the fluids and filter made a marked improvement on the
  > shifting on my car, let us know how it effects yours.
  > Hope this helps fellow minority auto owner :)
  > Mike
  > #2001
  > 403
  > --- In doc-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Paul" <aqzj73@xxxx> wrote:
  > > Anyone kn ow off hand how much Dextron III it takes to fill the
  > auto tranny?
  > > My levels did look a litlle high before draining.
  > > Ive drained off 5Litres (With the sump and filter removed) but,
  > when
  > > re-filling, the levels look about right only after adding 2.5
  > Litres?
  > > Any ideas anyone?
  > >
  > > Paul Birks DOC298
  > > BAKNTIM Vin#0981

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