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Date:         Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:05:54 -1000
Reply-To:     "SDF ( aka ;jim lahey' - Scott )" <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
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From:         "SDF ( aka ;jim lahey' - Scott )" <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
Organization: Cosmic Reminders
Subject:      Re: Hi list.  90 syncro bad leak stuck in parking lot
Comments: To: greg@POTTSFAMILY.CA
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lol... a quart of 'a fluid' will make a lot bigger puddle than 5 inches in diameter unless it's really cold.

it does seem unlikely that a 'whole 2 qts.' could be on the ground...but we're not there to see either.

the questions remain ..which engine really, and what kind of oil is it ? On 6/26/2014 3:22 AM, Greg Potts wrote: > It would be helpful to clarify what engine you have. 2.2L is not stock > equipment, could be a GoWesty big bore WBX or it could be a Subaru.... > > The transmission fluid is checked through the filler port on the side of > the transmission. If you can reach fluid when sticking a finger in > through the hole, it's fine. > > For the record, a quart of fluid poured on flat pavement will expand to > make a puddle about 5' in diameter or larger... Two quarts is a LOT of > leaking. > > On 2014-06-26 04:52, Nomadix wrote: > >> Hi new 2.2 engine in syncro. First 300 miles had main seal leak. Got that fixed under warranty. On 3000 mile road trip 680 miles into it have been having a leak. Thought it was oil at first but oil was just changed at 800 miles of new Engine now have 1180 on new engine. Fluid was dark and dirty. Now am thinking it might have been Manuel transmission fluid (gearbox fluid). I know that holds 5 quarts. Sure I have seen about two quarts in puddles here and there. >> >> Oil dip stick is in between the marks. Don't know what it was at after oil change. >> >> Grounded van in parkin lot for the night so can access better in morning >> >> Is there a way to check Manuel transmission fluid level? >> >> Any help would be great. Have some pics don't know how to post to list. >> >> In wendover nv. So not to much out here via volks folks. >> >> Have tools with me :) >> >> Thanks >> Bob

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