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how to top up transmission fluid

Discussion in 'General' started by nielsonp, Feb 3, 2010.

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    so i got an auto vs commodore.

    the gears have been a bit slow to change when the car is cold. Today i took the car for a 20km drive as per the owners manual and then checked the oil level while car was running in park.

    found out the oil is a bit on the empty side :s. i have a bottle that has a bit of transmission fluid in there (got uncle to change transmission fluid about 10-15000km ago).

    question is how do i top it up? i can see any sort of cap or anything for the transmission.
     
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    added the oil down the dipstick tube .
     
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    as above grab a funnel and pour it dowm thw dipstick
     
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    Thanks all
     
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    I like to keep a rag around the tube while holding funnel and filling. I hate spilling oil on shinny engine!!
     
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    WAIT!!! how and why did you "thanks all" from a 5year old thread??

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    Any ideas why my trans oil is overfull when cold,
    But way under when hot?lol
    I've checked it heaps when hot and it's just about on the dipstick, have the engine running in park,
     
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    Well, if it's hot it would mean that it's been running at some point and the oil has been pumped into the internals of the transmission instead of being in the pan. By the time it's cold all the fluid has drained out of the insides into the pan.

    What do you mean "just about on the dipstick"?
     
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    I mean it just reads maybe a half inch on the dipstick,
    No way near the hot mark,
    I've just went for a 30min drive there again,checked it at idle,only a half inch on dipstick again,I added another 100mm of oil again,

    Should I just keep filling until full?
    When I checked it this morning (cold)
    It was maybe 1 inch past the cold mark,
    I'm doing what it says in the book,maybe it was way under I don't know,the gears were not running bad,it says trans oil is just 4.8lts,I've but 1.6lts in now,
    Clearly I don't wanna over fill,
     

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