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post #1 of 54 Old 11-28-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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lube shop nightmare

I got my truck service the other day at a lube shop (oil filter, fuel filter,tranny filter) To make a long story short they reused the transmission pan gasket and put 5 qrts back in the tranny after they dropped the pan.

After i found out they used 5 qrts i checked the level and saw nothing on the stick so i added a couple qrts and fluid started pouring out of the pan were the gasket is.

I called them they said bring it back they'll fix it but there saying it only holds 6 qrts in the pan and i was over filling it.

So my question is, were they supossed to reuse the rubber gasket on the pan, and was 5 qrts enough after they drained the pan?

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Um well first off it takes 15ish quarts of oil, so you are 10 shy and your engine should be not running all that well or at all

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Um well first off it takes 15ish quarts of oil, so you are 10 shy and your engine should be not running all that well or at all
Oh crap sorry, ill edit that. I was talking about my tranny fluid.
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Ya 5 qts is not even close for the trans. However the trans pan gasket is in fact reusable. They could have very easily damaged your trans by not filling it fully. Out of curiosity I wonder how much fluid they drained.

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Hes talkin about tranny fluid.

The gasket is reusable. The pan holds i think 8 quarts, not certain on that though.

Stuff like this is also why i do all my own work. Those lube places tend to hire dumbasses.

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Yeah, I'd probably feel a bit drained after firing twice in rapid succession.
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I wonder if they bothered to flush the lines or not.

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I wonder if they bothered to flush the lines or not.
I highly doubt it, probably just dropped the pan, new filter and refill.

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I am sure they didnt from what i am hearing.

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Thats usually sufficient though, you dont' need to flush the whole system every time. As long as they do it right though.

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I do it just for piece of mind.

Where is this shop at Sideswipe?

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