Tranny fluid level when cold
Just noticed a puddle of tranny fluid under the 81 SD.....
It's been parked for several months I want to drive it again.
Anyhow, checked the fluid level before starting up the car and the level is.....about 6" above the full mark !!
I want to suck out some of the fluid with the Topsider but not sure how far the level should read when the car is sitting with the engine/tranny cold.
For my tranny (722.303) the manual says 5mm below the mark at 68F, but only after driving and working the gear shift level to the different positions.
I would rather not check the level after warming up the engine/tranny unless it is necessary to do so.
First of all, is it normal for the dipstick to read this high after the car sits for a while ?
If so, I would be more comfortable starting/driving the car so I can check the level with everything warmed up sufficiently.
Thanks for your help,