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Old 03-31-2014, 11:18 PM
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So I'm always seeing questions regarding oil, how often to change etc., is anyone concerned about transmission fluid, especially in the new 8 spds? there is no dip stick for tran. Fluid on the 14's and the dealership said it's sealed and rated for 500k. What say you?!?
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check the level and keep it full. if it is sealed, not much else you can do.
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Holy crap! 500K miles? What the hell is going to be left after that long? Are the 8 speeds really sealed?
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They are sealed indeed, so huntergreen there is no dipstick to check.

I read about a guy who had a lifetime fill transmission who had a buddy working at a dealership (and consequently the tools to open it up and look at the fluid without damaging it) that helped him to see how the transmission/fluid was holding up. He said that the fluid looked brand new after 130k+ so I'm not worried. Hell, by 500,000 miles it will have paid for a replacement transmission or rebuild.
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didn't occur to me you couldn't check the level.
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I thought it was pretty weird too at first
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Wifes 2013 Journey with the Pentastar V6 is the same way... I guess we just have to trust the engineers on this one!
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wow that's crazy. What happens at 500,001 miles???? lol
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But what about if your kid (or step-kid in my case) does something stupid? Is there an indicator that says to service it? Does it check, or test itself?
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My 2014 6 speed hemi has a Trany dipstick. Didn't think those existed any more
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