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Feb 21, 6:20pm - #108505 
transmission oil capacity

i drained and changed my transmission oil today. i filled it up until it leaked out from the fill hole, then i drove it around, then i opened up the fill hole again and checked the fluid level. I didn't feel much so i added more. When it started to spill out of the fill hole I assumed that it was full, so I put back the fill plug. After, I looked in my book and it said that the capacity is to be 2.4 quarts, but I somehow used 3 quarts. Is that bad, or is it going to ruin anything?

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Feb 21, 6:37pm - #108506 
2.4 quarts is what's needed...3.0 quarts means you just put too much.

it's not bad for your car--it just means your car will burn off most of the excess quickly so you'll probably smell burnt oil for quite a few miles.

if you feel like getting dirty (and taking a chance that you won't drop it) get back under your car, remove the "oil hole" cap (whatever thats named) & drain it a little, then plug it back up. obviously do this at your own risk.

next time: use the oil meter: its got 3 marks (for indicating low, full, and over). get it to the "low" mark quickly..then keep pouring a little, waiting a minute, & check every now and then)

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Feb 21, 7:44pm - #108507 
yea, but when filling up for a manual tranny they don't have a dip stick. isn't it jus supposed to be, fill it up until it spills out the top?

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Feb 21, 7:47pm - #108508 
The amount of fluid required depends on the type of engine and transmission you are installing the oil to.

All the numbers are posted at...

INSTALL GUIDE DATABASE >> ENGINE Installation Guides >> Transmission Fluids

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869774503_0_collapsed_5__1.html



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Feb 21, 10:32pm - #108509 
yeah, i know the amount is to be 2.4 Liters. Thinking back, the second time that i went to check the fluid after driving it around the block, i only jacked up the front of the car. hence, when i checked the level it seemed low because the car was tilted back. i ended up adding oil and added a total of 3 quarts.

my concern is that is the 0.6 quarts over the 2.4L capacity a problem or will be a problem or should I just drain it out and add again. thanks

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