Well, i dont think its doing any of the above... *but* what is 'slipping' in gear? The others are obvious. In terms of fluid, it seems to be OVER the mark, but i want to clean the dipstick right off first before panicing and getting it drained. Fluid is still clearish red (after 4000miles), with no burnt smell. Just curious, as I've driven it hard, and its the original tranny with 150K miles on.