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    Arguing with wife and need input....

    My wife and I were arguing earlier today, about wether you check the trans fluid with the engine hot or cold. and also the oil when it's hot or cold. I say you check the trans fluid after you drive it for a while, and the oil after it's been sitting. what do you guys suggest?

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    It has a line...and it says level hot or cold...

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    Yeah, a lot of cars say whether to check the tranny hot or cold, park or neutral. I don't know on the f body b/c I have a manual tranny.

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    ah.. it should say on the stick... the a-4 does

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    My wife and I were arguing earlier today, about wether you check the trans fluid with the engine hot or cold. and also the oil when it's hot or cold. I say you check the trans fluid after you drive it for a while, and the oil after it's been sitting. what do you guys suggest?

    you are right... check tranny dipstick once car is warmed up, and you check oil with the engine shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    It has a line...and it says level hot or cold...
    yea what he said you can do it either way. its ying or yang

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    I have alway checked my trans fluid with the car running, usually cold strat but I dont think it matters, and oil dosent really matter to much hot or cold....

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    Wow, that sounds allot cooler than me arguing with my wife about f'n dishes. My wifes idea of a car argument is the wiper blade thingy streaks...

    Oh and I check my trans fluid with my pinky. (m6)

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    Moved to correct forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98T/Aformula. View Post
    I have alway checked my trans fluid with the car running, usually cold strat but I dont think it matters, and oil dosent really matter to much hot or cold....
    Sorry to hijack, but I love that pic of your car in your avator.

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    actually if u going to check the fluid hot u check it when the tranny is hot not the engine. so drive it dont let it it sit to warm up
    Last edited by THEBRAD; 02-19-2008 at 07:02 PM.

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    on my automatics, i do some local driving for about 10 minutes, then check the level with the car still running.

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    Transmission- should be hot and I usually have the engine running.

    Engine-check cold, when engine isnt running, or a few minutes after you have shut the engine off.

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    oil you have to check cold, or after the car has sat for a few min. If you don't you'll get a low reading because gravity pulls most of the oil down through the motor to the pan.

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    from the manual:

    Wait at least 30 minutes before checking the
    transmission fluid level if you have been driving:
     When outside temperatures are above 90F (32C).
     At high speed for quite a while.
     In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather.
     While pulling a trailer.
    To get the right reading, the fluid should be at normal
    operating temperature, which is 180F to 200F
    (82C to 93C).
    Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about
    15 miles (24 km) when outside temperatures are above
    50F (10C). If it’s colder than 50F (10C), drive the
    vehicle in DRIVE (D) until the engine temperature gage
    moves and then remains steady for 10 minutes.
    A cold fluid check can be made after the vehicle has
    been sitting for eight hours or more with the engine off,
    but this is used only as a reference. Let the engine run
    at idle for five minutes if outside temperatures are
    50F (10C) or more. If it’s colder than 50F (10C),
    you may have to idle the engine longer. Should the fluid
    level be low during this cold check, you must check the
    fluid hot before adding fluid. Checking the fluid hot will
    give you a more accurate reading of the fluid level.

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    word

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    i had this argument with mine a little while back about the engine oil,....she is always like my dad said this my dad said that.......i am like well he is wrong........ALWAYS CHECK ENGINE COLD!!!! BIIIIATCH!!!

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    shes right..the women is always right..at least in her mind

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    if you check the engine oil with it running, your not getting a correct reading

    tranny warm idling in park, oil engine off and settled for at least a few min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    shes right..the women is always right..at least in her mind
    I agree Tell her she's right, then keep doing it your way. That way she keeps checking your dipstick...

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