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Old 08-08-2015, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Trans always seemed overfilled

Maybe Im wrong somehow, but isnt the capacity of our d16 cable trans 1.7 or 1.8L?

The last 2 times Ive filled my trans fluid, I filled it via the VSS hole. I always pull the drain plug and leave it out for 10 min so everything drips out, then fill 1.8 into the vss hole.

I did a drain/fill just yesterday and noticed a footprint sized oil leak on my driveway so I got under the car and it was leaking from the "normal" fill bolts crush washer, Id wipe it away and oil would seep out rather quickly. I figured some fluid would spill out if I replaced the washer so I jacked up the passenger side only to "slant" the car hoping no fluid would come out when I pulled the fill plug.

Wrong. An entire liter came out... I had a used coffee cup in my hand to catch what I thought was going to be a few spoonfuls if anything, but I had to quickly put the fill bolt back in mid stream because my cup was full...

So now Im curious how the heck it was so damn full, does the drain bolt leave 500-750ml in there somehow when draining the old fluid? And me assuming I could put 1.8L back in there? I checked with my finger and after the fluid stopped flowing it was full to the hole so it was definetely overfilled, just not quite sure why by so much...
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Drain it until nothing comes out, drop in 2 quarts or liters, whichever you have. they're different amounts and more than the capacity, but overfilling it slightly will actually help a little with cooling and not hurt anything.
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I did 1900ml, whatever that is. But literally 750ml came out of the fill hole when I opened it. Almost seemed like the fill level bolt was the drain bolt!
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A lot of fluid stays in the transmission when you drain it. 750 is more than should come out though.
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