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Old 05-17-2018, 04:54 AM
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Default My knuckle head son... UPDATE it was the power steering...

We are all quick to share victories....

Woke up this morning to texts from my son admitting to topping off transmission with engine oil. He thought it was oil fill.


Guessing she needs to be towed and flushed.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:13 AM
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Sure??? Special funnel for transmission. Seen people do this with power steering.
how much was added?? Driven after??
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how the hell did he even get it in there?
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Time to show him how to change fluid/filter in a tranny. Very good chance that he over-filled it, too. Oh, did he ever put oil into the engine?
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how the hell did he even get it in there?
A straw ?
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Don't know anything yet. He is at college 1.5 hours away.
I texted him to call me when he has chance and I will prob have him text me pics of what and where he actually put the oil in....

no he didn't drive it

good thing he is smart..... book smart
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Make/model/year please.

If it's a CVT and he drives it that trans will likely suffer irreparable damage.

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Time to show him how to change fluid/filter in a tranny. Very good chance that he over-filled it, too. Oh, did he ever put oil into the engine?
Depending on the car, this may be a small miracle that's needed to do so. I've done every type of car from ones with trans where you:

- Have to drop the pan and sometimes have to pump oil back INTO the trans

- It is as simple as pulling a drain plug and filling

- It is as complicated as disconnected transmission coolers, draining from there
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If it makes you feel any better, were I to try to do this myself, I would be totally capable of making the same error.
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May want to think about a shop that does the transmission power flush to make sure all the oil is out of there.
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2006 BMW 330 convertible

IF and WHEN he shows my pic of which fill he added... will go from there.

But yes he must have really tried if he indeed put oil in the trans fill....


Funny...... he graduates this Saturday. I am overall super proud so this is minor if not humorous. Great degree from a prestigious University. He got a great job in NOVA in like 2 mins thanks to that degree and hard work. so over all no biggie
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I believe BMW uses a GM transmission in those vehicles.
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Don't beat the kid up too bad. Dad bought a diesel car when they came out around 1980. I borrowed it to go to the store and it was low so I put gas in it. What the hell difference did I know? We had to drain the tank which was PITA and go back to store to get 5 gal of diesel.
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Don't beat the kid up too bad. Dad bought a diesel car when they came out around 1980. I borrowed it to go to the store and it was low so I put gas in it. What the hell difference did I know? We had to drain the tank which was PITA and go back to store to get 5 gal of diesel.
Happens all the time with E85.
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Don't think it was the trans....the oil fill is as plain as day right there.
he would've gone waaaaay out his way to put oil in the trans....if anything the washer or coolant fills I'm betting.
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Knowing him,love him to death, could have been the wiper fluid res.....
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Knowing him,love him to death, could have been the wiper fluid res.....
Tell him to try and use the wiper fluid. A couple of shots of oil to the windshield from the washer will be easy to detect.
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im thinking there is no way he got it in the tranny, he would have had to go and get a funnel, even then probably would have made a mess doing it.

while your checking out the tranny, might want to figure out why it needs oil added?
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im thinking there is no way he got it in the tranny, he would have had to go and get a funnel, even then probably would have made a mess doing it.

while your checking out the tranny, might want to figure out why it needs oil added?

usually needs 1/4 of a quart once a month. not bad for a 3 series that I drove like a 3 series should be for 100k miles. She has 180k on her now and drives and handles better than 90% of cars half her age
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
Don't know anything yet. He is at college 1.5 hours away.
I texted him to call me when he has chance and I will prob have him text me pics of what and where he actually put the oil in....

no he didn't drive it

good thing he is smart..... book smart
Motor oil in tranny......graduating this Sat.......smart kid.......hmmm, maybe he needs some extra cash to party it up and didn't want to ask for it straight up and so.......hey dad I put motor oil.......
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Thats OK. Had a real nice Ford LTD my dad gave me while in college back in the early 80's. NEVER EVER checked any fluids whatsoever while at school. Not sure I even knew where the hood release was. Drove home one time from Massachusetts and pulled in for gas and the attendant said "Bud, you mind if I check the oil? I said why? He said cuz this engine is knocking so bad i.e pistons that I think your low on oil." So he checks and sure enough, couldn't even get a read on the dipstick... Cant remember how many quarts it took but for sure my dad would have kicked my azz if I blew the dam thing up...

Bet there are a hell of a lot of good stories fellow THT'rs could tell...
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