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Old 08-22-2005, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got 13K on an 04 6S. Did a drain/refill at about 6K and overfilled by about a quart. Pretty stupid, i know.

Just corrected fluid level, but am wondering what kind of damage overfilling can cause.

I didn't notice anything during the overfill, other than the typical shock shift and sluggish summer performance.
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The extra fluid will create a subatomic flux in the atriatic benzene molecules. Evenually when the transmission reaches maximum temperature a thousand microscopic black holes will open that are linked to Universe 22342 a.k.a. Herpes 9. I'm sorry to say that you now have herpes.
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I don't think any, did it bubble at all out the dip stick area?
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And here I've been wasting my money on cheap whores in search of those black holes. Nice one 6Gun

Nope, no bubbling, no foaming. Everything seemed fine.
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you should be ok if it is now corrected. Just keep us posted if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
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anything??? i filled up 4.5 qt today.... but i have a tranny cooler, does it help a bit?
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anything??? i filled up 4.5 qt today.... but i have a tranny cooler, does it help a bit?[/b]
My tranny fluid is over the full mark by a bit also. I have a cooler (B&M) and the extra comes into play when the cooler is fully open. The level is where it needs to be for that. I checked it when it was hot after running really hard. The herpes comment is hilarious!!!
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I have a tranny cooler too and when I installed that I added about .5 quarts (had to guesstimate since I couldn't find any specific recommendations) to compensate for the cooler, the longer hoses, and any fluid lost during hose removal. And yes, I ran mine inline with the radiator. Ever since then my fluid level reads just a hair over the top full mark when cold and a little more when hot. I think it's hard to get an accurate measurement with the tranny cooler since it works on a "thermostat" basis, so the amount of fluid the cooler will have will vary depending on how hot the transmission fluid is. I was told to not worry about it too much since it was only just .5 quarts and I do have the cooler installed. I was also told since it's so little the most it will probably do is cause just a little more drag on the transmission, thus a little more heat or loss in responsiveness. But thus far I have noticed none of those side effects. I will probably fill it up more accurately when I do a drain on it in the near future.

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well, i checked mine today again when its cold and the level is above the twisting part of the dip stick, way above the mark for HOT.....

i thinks its bad!! but i will drive for about 1000 miles and update the status then
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If you are that far above the full mark I would take some out before any potential damage is done. Better safe than sorry.
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