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Old 01-21-2013, 10:57 AM
Larrick Larrick is offline
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Mein Auto: 1994 525it
The ATF change write-up sent by Steve is excellent. Thank you.
A few comments and questions:
Two feet of clearance between ground and sump pan would be nice for working space. I am thinking of using four floor jacks to keep the car level.
The Pelican Parts write-up estimates 45 minutes for the ATF to reach the proper temperature. This is because the transmission is heating slowly when not engaged.
Isn"t there a standard amount of ATF which should be in the transmission? And if that amount is put in after the sumps are back in place. why not run the engine with the transmission engaged and wheels off the ground
to speed up the heating of the ATF?
What is the purpose of running through the gears with your foot on the brake? The transmission is not moving.
Does this engage the pump to circulate the fluid?
Why would the fluid heat up at all, when nut under driving conditions?
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