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Old 01-16-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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I was changing my gear oil in the 5 speed today, and I added 3.5 quarts and then checked the level and it was a little over the "F" mark on the dipstick. I must not have let it drain enough, cause I thought I was gonna be a little low. Is it bad to have to much oil in the trans like it is in the engine? I can't imagine that gear oil foaming up like engine oil would, but if I need to drain some out I guess I need to. It's such a pain though, I'd rather just leave it alone.
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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it's fine - just leave it alone (seriously - it is not going to foam - having too much oil in the engine is very different than the transmission)
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:46 PM   #3
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I do a lot of work with industrial gear drives for coal pulverizers used by power plants. Overfilling a gear drive can result in oil foaming problems. With that said, if you are only slightly over the F mark you should be OK, but you don't want to really overfill the trans. I overfilled mine on my last trans oil change. It was very easy to reach under the car and drain a little oil for peace of mind.
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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Before you get too excited, put a level across the radiator or something. Just a little off and the dipstick will read differently.
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:42 PM   #5
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I think Im gonna drain a little out later this week when its a little warmer. It probably wont make a huge difference, but I will be thinking about it constantly. The worst part is that it stinks so bad.
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Just buy a clear plastic tube and suck a little out. If its clear, you can keep it from getting to your mouth and it won't take much to lower the level.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:56 AM   #7
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Yeah I think I have a little bit of tubing. I'll try that, I hope that its not to think to siphon though or I will have to just put my finger over the end like picking up liquid with a straw.
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A bit over the full mark is fine. Usually I put in a little less than 3.5 quarts (around 6+ pints) and it lies in perfect with F on level ground.

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what oil should i use in the tranny i have a 03 with 35k on it and nothing has been change please help thank you
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