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Old 01-01-2015, 11:33 PM   #1
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I have two pictures of old transmission fluid attached. The transmission has 40k miles. Is this an unusual amount of metal? The first shows a faint metallic mixture. There are bubbles in it which are not of concern. The second shows particulate. Thanks!




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Old 01-02-2015, 05:35 AM   #2
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The only way you'd know for sure, or much of anything, is to have sent a sample to a lab like Blackstone for a UOA (used oil analysis).
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What was on the magnet? If its just sludge and no big chunks yiu should be ok.
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I just changed my trans fluid and it looked similar. I don't think its anything to worry about.

In my experience, when there is a serious problem there is no mistaking the metal in the fluid!
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I changed my oil two years ago when the Boxster 6-speed transmission had 21,882 miles on it. The below is the Blackstone Lab report & mentions some higher metal levels.

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:43 AM   #6
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Awesome. Thank you all. The magnet just had sludge. I will do an oil analysis per the recommendations here. Happy new year.
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Here's an old UOA on my gear lube:
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Awesome. Thank you all. The magnet just had sludge. I will do an oil analysis per the recommendations here. Happy new year.
Don't waste your money if the collection container you used in your photo was dirty/contaminated. Do it the next time.

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