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Transmission oil/ engine oil

Postby molczak714 [OP] » December 29th 2010, 8:07pm

Maybe its a stupid question, i live in wisconsin, i have a 94 astro van with 275,xxx miles still running very strong. My question is im going to be taking it on a road trip probably abougt 3 to 4 hours away. I want to check the oils engine and transmission, do i turn on the engine and let it warm up for both engine and tranny or how do i check it properly thanks.
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Re: Transmission oil/ engine oil

Postby Phantom » December 29th 2010, 8:32pm

Check engine oil when cold

Check trans fluid when warm , drive about 10 miles or so at 25 -30 mph and that should be warm enough ,

Do not check after a 55mph highway drive as it can give false reading , let it sit for 15 minutes or so then check it after highway driven
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Re: Transmission oil/ engine oil

Postby offroad safari » December 29th 2010, 10:03pm

engine oil - cold with engine off

transmission fluid - trans warm after driving about 10 miles, and engine running at idle
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