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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: N. California
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By the way; If anyone else gives this a shot ... normal disclaimers apply. It's your car, your expensive tranny. Use common sense and don't do it alone. You will need someone at the key control so you can watch the fluid flow. If the buckets are getting more than a liter out of sync I would shut her down and figure out why. It does seem to drain just a little faster than it fills, but if need be you can shut it off and let it slowly fill more with gravity (at a much slower flow) till you are in sync again. I did this once, but in hindsight I don't think I needed too, I was just being careful and borderline paranoid. Mine never got more than a liter out of sync, and I was able to make it exact once the fluid came clean I shut it down and let the last bit of clean fluid flow in gravity wise.
It actually works out well, because you know the exact amount that came out a little before you finish filling, so you can be very exact about putting in the same amount that came out. Then it should be at least at a safe level to self bleed it and then do the proper level check procedure.