[200q20v] Re: Tranny & Diff oil discussions
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed May 23 11:27:27 EDT 2001
At 5:25 AM -0700 5/23/01, CL Wong wrote:
>Never thought to recheck the level after driving a
>Also, would it be a good idea to add half a bottle of
>the engine seal conditioner per Bernie's
>recommendation just in case?
I wouldn't. Here's one of the few good places to apply that somewhat
overused dictum, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I assume your
tranny seals show no signs of leaking? Besides, bear in mind that a
so-called "seal conditioner" is mainly a low-molecular-weight
plasticizer/solvent meant to swell the rubber of the seals.
Unavoidably, it will dilute the lubricant. It's hard for me to
imagine that such "stuff" doesn't lower the lubricating ability of
the fresh tranny lube you have carefully selected with keen regard
for your car's (i.e. _our_ cars') not-so-bulletproof gearbox.
IMHO, fixes like "seal conditioners" might be appropriate for
clunkers we're just trying to nurse along another year or two before
junking. Hmmm, I guess many of our cars are closer to that point than
we'd like to admit. Oh Nooooo :-(
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