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Old 01-29-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Are you suppose to check the tranny fluid

while the car is at operating temp or cold? '05 sti
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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I always check when cold especially cause that is when wear occurs the most.

I would check the owners manual.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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i would just doit when its cold to be on the safe side ;] .. my tranny oil is pretty low too .. lol.. maybe thats why my trannys funkeeed.

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Old 02-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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u should always check at operating temp, the fluid expands a little when it warms up so if u check it cold and add when it gets hot now ur over full. more so for an auto, but wouldnt be a bad idea for a man as well.

since this is a manual i dont see how there can be a lot of damage when cold since the gear oil get splashed around as soon as the car starts moving. theres no pump, valve body or torque converter the fluid has to make its way through like an auto.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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u should always check at operating temp, the fluid expands a little when it warms up so if u check it cold and add when it gets hot now ur over full. more so for an auto, but wouldnt be a bad idea for a man as well.
nope, at least not ALWAYS. if the dipstick already takes into account cold fluid and is calibrated for it, checking it when warm will give you overinflated readings. Check the manual! If it doesn't specifically say warm then it more then likely is meant to be checked before it has warmed up.
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