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Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:54 pm
by dmt
Hi, I am finding it difficult to check the oil level on my Mk1 1.6 auto as when the dip stick is withdrawn after following the check procedure there is not a defined line where the level is. Is this normal or does this indicate the oil needs replacing, the oil does not look too dirty. Dave.

Re: Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:35 pm
by Mazda Mender
Is it inbetween the low and high leave marks.
M-m

Re: Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:22 pm
by dmt
It looks like it is picking up oil from the tube which is giving a false reading and is different on both sides of the dipstick.

Re: Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:25 pm
by Mazda Mender
Let her sit over night, engage/go through all the gears and then dip it.
M-m

Re: Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:46 pm
by dmt
Sucked some oil out with oil extraction pump and it is a dark red colour so think I will suck the rest out and fill with new oil, did i read once you recommend not to disturb the filter unless absolutely necessary? Dave.

Re: Auto gearbox oil

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:43 pm
by Mazda Mender
If the oil is not a brown colour and does not smell ,then leave it be is the rule of thumb with an auto.
M-m