Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:59:26 +0100
From: "John Hudson" <>
Subject: Re: cold start lag in first gear

"Jozek" <> wrote in message > John Hudson wrote: > (...) > > > Checked it last night, and it seems to be ok - about 3/4 of the way > > > between MIN and MAX. > > > > > Are you checking it exactly as the book says. ie engine running, put it in > > reverse then into drive so that all the fluid ways are full, and with the > > engine still running check the level. > > I followed the manual - drove it for ~15km, parked on a flat surface, > put the transmission in Park, let it idle, then to Neutral (thus going > through Reverse) and back to Park, and checked the level with the > engine running. > I did not put it in Drive, as the book didn't mention it. Should I give > it a try again, this time going through drive as well? > Thanks for your help. > I don't think engaging drive again so soon after using it will make any difference but try it anyway since you went into park. Dave mentioned the fluids colour which needs to be red and not brown. If it is brownish it needs a few changes. When you start up the drive is in neutral, on engaging drive or reverse how quickly do you feel it start to grip? IIRC it should start to grip in about 2 seconds. How many miles has the box done?

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