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Old 07-13-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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As far as i know this fluid has been in there 135,000 miles and 12 years. Does it look like normal for that age?



And i also discovered this


I wonder how that happened
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I don't see anything. My laptop LCD is gone. Please enlighten us...

As far as 135,000 miles. Wow..that is a long time. And i thought 60k on the fluid in my car was bad.
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JDB - Your fluid looks good for 135K and 12 years. Not bad at all...nice and pink still.

AD - You think that'* bad...I never change tranny fluid. My 87 Bonnie had 190K on the fluid before it was ever touched. I'm a supporter of not messing with trannies unless necessary.
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JDB..looks good. Reuse that original gasket if possible. It'* a much better quality than anything you can buy with the filter.

That mark on the front of the pan is a simple explaination...you hit something!
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That mark on the front of the pan is a simple explaination...you hit something!

hehehe and i know what it was....the ground I didn't love and baby this car back when i first got it years ago.
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Isn't that fluid kinda dark?
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yeah, the fluid looks pretty dark. Looks like mine, and mine is nothing you want to emulate right now . No way that fluid is 12 years old.. with 135k.

vital: no no no.. flush flush flush . Everyone is different though.

I also agree, if you have a rubber gasket and it comes out good, and is still flexible, reuse it.

You DID clean it, and make it spotless before reinstalling it, right?


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yeah, the fluid looks pretty dark. Looks like mine, and mine is nothing you want to emulate right now . No way that fluid is 12 years old.. with 135k.

vital: no no no.. flush flush flush . Everyone is different though.

I also agree, if you have a rubber gasket and it comes out good, and is still flexible, reuse it.

You DID clean it, and make it spotless before reinstalling it, right?


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Open..it'* not a rubber gasket. The factory gaskets on our tranny'* are actually metal with two rubber strips inlaid. Look at his pic real close and you can see the two ribs in the gasket. That'* what makes them so good.
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yeah, the fluid looks pretty dark. Looks like mine, and mine is nothing you want to emulate right now . No way that fluid is 12 years old.. with 135k.

vital: no no no.. flush flush flush . Everyone is different though.

I also agree, if you have a rubber gasket and it comes out good, and is still flexible, reuse it.

You DID clean it, and make it spotless before reinstalling it, right?


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I never have been a fan of flushing and I seem to get just as much life out of my trannies as the next guy who does flush.

Back in the day when flushing machines didn't exist people were still banging out 250K, so there'* no reason I can't. IMO, it'* a marketing ploy and not really necessary.

With that, I'd rather save the $75 every 25K (or whatever the recommendation is) and not get the flush. With the money I've saved, plus interest in the bank, that'd be a nice down payment toward a new tranny!
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FLUSH FLUSH FLUSH = LOOSENING A BUNCH OF **** THAT'* PROLLY HOLDING IT TOGETHER IN FLAWLESS WORKING CONDITION.

JDB....That fluids a lil dark, which leads me to believe that you've gotten her pretty hot a few times over....but yet still pretty damn good for the age!
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