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Old 08-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Transmission fluid level

My poor old car's transmission has sprung a leak and I've decided to get another car but in the mean time I need to use this car (but only when necessary). My mechanic said I need to keep an eye on how much oil is in the transmission. It's a 1983 528i, I know I need to have the car running and I can get the dipstick out ok. The problem is the visibility of the oil: engine oil is clearly visible but trans oil doesn't seem to be. I take the dipstick out, wipe it, put it back in and then I'm not sure where the oil level is at... I wipe it again and a really thin layer of red liquid goes onto the cloth. I don't want to over-fill it but I'm not sure if I have enough in there - it doesn't help that the dipstick is black. Can someone describe exactly what it should look like? (remembering that it's an old car and doesn't have the nice looking new dipsticks)

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irregardless of the age of the car, there should be some marks on the dipstick that tell you when it's full or needs a litre or so...

if u just added oil, then yes, u may have probs reading bcz the red oil is still in the filler tube. What u can do is let the car sit a few minutes to let all the oil in the tube flow out and then re-measure(engine running of course).
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