transmission lube

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Tue Mar 4 06:52:43 EST 2003

Tranny oil doesn't wear out.  Unless you must open the tranny, don't change
it, just top it off.  Why replace a seal?  Have you tried adding engine seal
restorer to stop a leak?  DFI if IAB!


> From: DAK <dak at>
> Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 09:17:02 -0500
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: transmission lube
> Quick question.
> When replacing a seal in the transmission, I drained some fluid to that
> I could dry out the seal area completely. I noticed it was browner than
> I expected it to be. I know motor oil gets quite dark from use. Should I
> expect the gear lube to get a medium brown color? Is there any good
> reason to replace the factory synthetic stuff at 120K? (yes, I know it
> is probably not a bad idea, but...)
> David
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