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This is a discussion on Overfilled transmission fluid within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I know the transmission takes 3.7 quarts of gear oil, but I put in 4 quarts minus a tiny spill. ...

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    Overfilled transmission fluid

    I know the transmission takes 3.7 quarts of gear oil, but I put in 4 quarts minus a tiny spill. Is this okay?
    Fahd

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    I remember something about blown seals that has to do with overfilling your transmission... so get one of those turkey juice things and get some of it out!!!
    edit: As I rethink things logically, how do you get only a little bit out? Because I doubt a turkey juice thing is long and thin enough to fit.

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    I doubt that 3/10ths of a quart will make a difference.
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    4 quarts minus a spill is close enough to 3.7 quarts that I don't think you have anything to worry about. If you overfill your tranny, it will likely belch the excess fluid back out somewhere. It takes a major overfill to blow a tranny seal.

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    If you overfill your tranny, it will likely belch the excess fluid back out somewhere
    That's exactly what I was thinking...thanks
    Fahd

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