Good point! But for the same reasons it doesn't get as many contaminants in
it, it lasts much longer, right? Therefore changes are required less
frequently. Bob Howard had a good idea of changing it again soon once I've
gotten any nasties churned up that may be there from the car sitting so
From: Trevor Boicey <email@example.com>
To: Dan Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: 75w140 Durablend in tranny
>Dan Ray wrote:
>> FWIW My tranny oil looked almost new when I drained it and who knows how
>> long it's been in there. The car sat for 12 years!
> Unfortunately, looking isn't a good test for gear oil. Frankly
>I don't know what is.
> The problem is that we are used to oil getting blacker and less
>transparent as it gets old, but the blackness is actually
>combustion products that the oil detergent is holding in
> Since nothing is burning in a transmission, it'll never go
>black, ever, no matter how old it gets. Oh well.
>Trevor Boicey, Ottawa, Canada.
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