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This is a discussion on Transmission fluid ****tail within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I've just purchased a trans fluid ****tail for my 02 bugeye. Question: Is this something that should only go into ...

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    Transmission fluid ****tail

    I've just purchased a trans fluid ****tail for my 02 bugeye. Question: Is this something that should only go into my car after the old fluid is flushed? Or can I just add it to what's in there now? There isn't much in there now BTW.

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    Manual transmissions can't be flushed. Drain, and fill. That's it.

    What do you mean there isn't much in there now? Is it leaking? The c0cktail will not fix leaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleJeremy View Post
    Manual transmissions can't be flushed. Drain, and fill. That's it.

    What do you mean there isn't much in there now? Is it leaking? The c0cktail will not fix leaks.
    Yes, I meant to say drain and not flush. Can I just put the new fluid in without draining the old fluid.

    I don't know if there's a leak, but the level is very low, down below the L mark.

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    Mine will go 30,000 miles without moving a hair on the dipstick, so I would guess you probably have a leak somewhere. Does your car stink like cat piss? Gear oil has a pretty distinctive smell..

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    You can't mix the c0cktail properly unless you drain the transmission first.

    Find the leak, and fix it first. It doesn't matter where the leak is, the fluid will have to be drained to fix it.
    Maybe it's as an axle seal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleJeremy View Post
    You can't mix the c0cktail properly unless you drain the transmission first.

    Find the leak, and fix it first. It doesn't matter where the leak is, the fluid will have to be drained to fix it.
    Maybe it's as an axle seal?
    Okay thanks, I guess I'll take it in to have it looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Mine will go 30,000 miles without moving a hair on the dipstick, so I would guess you probably have a leak somewhere. Does your car stink like cat piss? Gear oil has a pretty distinctive smell..
    No smell really.

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