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Auto trans fluid?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by edge E, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    edge E

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    I have a 2008 5speed auto transmission and I am adding trans fluid but I am a little shy. I used toyota brand ATF WS but they are closed, is it ill advised to add some of a different company?:confused:
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    welcome.

    how can you tell you are a little shy?:confused:
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    well, I moved my truck to a more level ground and added all the rest of the trans fluid the dealer told me I would need. On the level ground it is not coming out of the overflow hole but was earlier in my driveway. My driveway is slightly inclined.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Did you get the tranny to the correct temp.?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    Well, it i did not drive it today and after I added 2qts it is still not coming out of the overflow hole. Dealer told me I only needed 1.7qts. I ran it for 30-45 secs and moved through all gears and then tried the drive to neutral back and forth to check the temp but the temp gauge never came on. thats what I was told to do but Im clueless. How do check the temp?
     
  6. Jul 21, 2011 at 4:34 AM
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    ummm yeah
    take it to the dealer.....

    not the dealer you were using.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    I finally got it figured out. I found the post by fortech and did some talking to a parts dealer. Up and running again, thanks for responding
     
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