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Hey guys, was having a few issues w/ my A340e not shifting properly a while back & the fluid was burnt to hell, so a few weeks ago I finally got around to performing a full tranny flush. During the process I had removed the trans pan, filter, & valve body for inspection. Don't really know why I removed the valve body, but when I did a couple of the spring loaded piston head looking things popped out of the bottom of the trans. When I put everything back together I used a spare tranny I picked up as a guide to make sure everything went back together properly & all the springs & piston head lookin things went back where they were supposed to. Finished my flush & did the best I could to make sure the tranny was filled to the proper level. Took it out & the thing seems to shift really good w/ no noticeable problems, but my fluid level now reads well above the "hot" mark on the dipstick when the car is cold and reads dead on the "cold" mark after a drive. Not sure why it's doing this as i'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the other way around. Anybody got any ideas or know who I might could ask??? Thanks in advance, D.
 

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Sounds normal, I believe the proper way to measure is with the car fully warm and in neutral. You may need to add a touch of fluid based on what you're saying.
 

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Yeah, i'm with you on the hot reading & needing to add a little, but I don't ever remember seeing that much fluid on my dipstick when everything was cold. It's like something is now allowing too much fluid to drain back into the pan or something. I just don't wanna add more fluid & end up w/ too much fluid in the system & damage something.
 

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yes, always check autos when they are fully warmed up and run put it through all gears (at least reverse and D) then let it sit for a sec while still running and check it to the hot line... the cold line is really useless since the level will change depending on how long you leave it sit
 

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Need to put a washer back on my trans pan bolt anyway, so I may drain the pan & see how much drains out. If some crazy amount drains out ima guess I have a problem. If not, i'll just refill & add a bit to bring it up to the "H" mark when hot. Gotta go look up how much fluid is supposed to drain out on a drain & refill.
 

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Read the owner's manual. It tells you how to properly read the oil level. Warm the car up by taking it on a short drive. Park it on level ground. Keep the engine running and run the gear selector from P position to every other position, returning to P on every change i.e. P to N to P, P to R to P, P to D to P, P to 2 to P, P to 1 to P. With the engine stilling running, check the oil level. It should be between the low and high mark.
 
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