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Old 09-13-2005, 11:58 AM   #51
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I'll chime in here, since I was directed to this thread due to another issue I had.

I was on a curved offramp, and coasting, and when I stepped on the gas, my tranny acted as though it was in neutral, and then it slipped back in gear.

It was suggested that maybe some of us might benefit from a slight more fluid , especially if we are on the same curved offramp, or such, every day, like I am.. I don't hot rod my car, although I hit it sometimes for a thrill. I drive like a guy who doesn't deserve a supercharger. he he . I do believe it would be a benefit to me if I added maybe a 1/4 quart, and see if the problem re-occurs, and if it does, maybe add another 1/4.

I read this entire thread, and I have learned some things. Some of you might be uncomfortable with not having exact numbers and measurements to work with, but I think we can learn a well rounded general idea from the posts here.

I'm going to check my fluid level, and if it is up to par as it was a week ago, I'm going to "assume" for the time that during turns, my fluid is shifting to one side, and starving my tranny for the moment. I think that will cause costly issues later. Let'* hope adding a bit more fluid won't.

Just what I've learned on this thread..
Thanks to you all who have posted your ideas, and views..


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I'll chime in here, since I was directed to this thread due to another issue I had.

I was on a curved offramp, and coasting, and when I stepped on the gas, my tranny acted as though it was in neutral, and then it slipped back in gear.

It was suggested that maybe some of us might benefit from a slight more fluid , especially if we are on the same curved offramp, or such, every day, like I am.. I don't hot rod my car, although I hit it sometimes for a thrill. I drive like a guy who doesn't deserve a supercharger. he he . I do believe it would be a benefit to me if I added maybe a 1/4 quart, and see if the problem re-occurs, and if it does, maybe add another 1/4.

I read this entire thread, and I have learned some things. Some of you might be uncomfortable with not having exact numbers and measurements to work with, but I think we can learn a well rounded general idea from the posts here.

I'm going to check my fluid level, and if it is up to par as it was a week ago, I'm going to "assume" for the time that during turns, my fluid is shifting to one side, and starving my tranny for the moment. I think that will cause costly issues later. Let'* hope adding a bit more fluid won't.

Just what I've learned on this thread..
Thanks to you all who have posted your ideas, and views..


Sam
yeah, my biggest reservation is I know that if we flat out say 'it'* good to put x amount of extra fluid in your transmission', that a guy who doesn't understand what'* going on will throw in a few extra quarts, thrash his trans, and be mad at us for it.

I've seen it happen in other places, so I always try to include disclaimers when it'* a serious issue.

If I had some time to tear apart my tranny, I'd take some measurements, but sadly, I don't. :(

Does anyone know offhand if they changed dipsticks from year to year?
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Sorry guys, dont bring back old threads from months past. If you have a question, make a new topic.
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Some logic behind this:

You may not have found the most recent topic on a particular subject in your search. A topic half this topics age may have more updated or pertinent information in it.

The Staff is going to be collectively deciding a benchmark for topic age for future locks. Right now it'* a judgement call.
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