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Old 03-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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TV Transmission Oil Analysis

There's a lot of discussion here about transmissions concerns - rightfully so I think. I just read an article in a blog that I follow on the topic of analyzing your transmission, which seems like a great idea to me. You can find the article at:

Saving $$ & Monitoring Your RV Transmission With $27 Oil Analysis | Wheeling It

I've always left transmission fluids up to the dealer to handle during normal scheduled maintenance. Might be wise to give it a bit more attention - I'm interested to learn more about this.


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Old 03-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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Go spend some time on forums. These guys have motor oil running through their blood. They have some real experts there. Some are professional and some are just oil geeks but they get to the brass tacks on oil and lubrication issues.

The main thing is not to overheat the transmission. The life is inversely proportional to the oil temp. When fluid starts to turn brown as opposed to pink it is time to change it. Blackstone labs is a good place to get oil and fluid tested.

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