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Old 06-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Just did something really stupid...

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Was trying to change my own oil on my new 2SS/RS V8, 650 miles and what I thought was the drain plug for the oil, wasn't...It was draining out red fluid. This plug was located further behind the oil filter and obviously wasn't oil...What did I just drain out of the car? Wow, I feel really stupid right about now...Is the oil drain plug positioned horizontally in this car in front of the oil filter?

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Old 06-22-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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I would say auto tranny fluid.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Tranny fluid is my guess...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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Either transmission fluid, or your car is bleeding
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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Where do I fill the tranny fluid at this point?
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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Tranny fluid...oh yeah DONT DRIVE THE CAR!!...Look in your owners manual and you should find all of the info you need
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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I just don't see where you actually fill the tranny fluid at...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:37 PM   #9
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anyone have any ideas?
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:40 PM   #10
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Do you have a dipstick to check tranny fluid level?
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #11
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I think you have to go to the dealer to get your tranny fluid replaced because it is a sealed transmission
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:49 PM   #12
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Wow...Last time I try and change my own oil...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:50 PM   #13
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This makes sounds pretty inept, but I used to change my oil on my Pontiac Grand Prix GTP all the time, then didn't with my GTO and decided I would start again with my Camaro...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:55 PM   #14
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On a lot of cars I've messed with, you have to refill the transmission fluid through the dipstick hole. Pretty easy if you have a small funnel. Most take the Dexxon III fluid I believe.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:11 PM   #15
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I don't think there is a dipstick on our camaros...
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:12 PM   #16
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A local dealer is sending over a flatbed....$125 for the tow, $198 for the transmission service...Maybe I will throw the oil and filter in the trunk and ask them to change that while they are at it...
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:14 PM   #17
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Haha, yeah, I should shut my mouth
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