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Trans oil

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by no1uknow, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. no1uknow

    no1uknow 1/2 ton status

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    I just had my trans oil changed maybe 500 miles ago if even. I didn't change it all I guess just what was in the pan or whatever today I checked it and it looks brown like motor oil I know it mixed with the old stuff but is supposed to be that color? By the way I put royal purple in synthetic and I think the rest of it wasn't synthic does that matter?
     
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    any tranny dudes out there /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif?
     
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    Doesn't matter that you mix fluids, they are all basically the same.

    If it's brown, it's burnt. It probably got hot in its time. That might be a sign that your tranny may go out soon. A good auxilary cooler goes a long way to keeping your fluid nice and red.

    I'd suggest putting a drain plug in your tranny and draining it 2-3 times, to ensure you can replace as much fluid as possible.
     
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    I forgot to mention when I drive off slowly and the second gear goes in it goes in hard feels like someone rearended me it got alittle better with the oil change and I can feel the other gears hit also but not as much but when I nail it it doesn't hit hard is that a shift kit? or is my tranny giving in? it runs good though.
     

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