Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Dec 10 19:23:16 EST 2004

> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at>
> I think he was saying that filling to a determined level would let you know
> there was a fluid loss when you checked next time.
I think that you are right, Kneale and I understood that.  But my counter
point is that: 1/4" down from 7mm down to start with on irregular turf
amounts to about a pint or two of oil, when a tablespoon full spread over
the outside of the tranny is a much more sensitive and visible measure of a
leak, relative to a clean, no leak tranny.

>>> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at>
>>>>> You'd probably be safe by simply adding 3 qts (I'll bet that
>>>>> overflows anyway),  but my preference would be to try for filling to
>>>>> a specific fill level (approx 7 mm or overflow--because it will help
>>>>> you to assess any future oil loss).
>>>> Phil,
>>>> You imply that tranny oil leaks are acceptable.  Not in my book!
>>> Bernie,
>>> Only _you_ could get such a screwed-up implication from my comment.
>>> Phil
>> Apparently, you attribute "oil loss" to something other than an oil leak?
>> What then, Immaculate Evaporation?
>> Bernie 
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