transmission lube

Shayne thequattroking at
Tue Mar 4 11:52:01 EST 2003

Ah this is garbage-

Talk to any tranny guy.  Synthetic or not, the fluid looses it's cleanliness
and protective properties.  Tranny guys recommend that you change your fluid
and filter every 2 years or 30K miles.  I have even had a even been told by
a few to do it once a year and change the filter every other year.  This is
the practice I prefer.  CHANGE IT.

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

FOR SALE:  1988 BMW 528e $3700
PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> 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!

>> 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...)

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