Here is a funnel with tube from the forum:It would be good to show a photo of the funnel required for filling the auto transmission and the front differential... I got a separate funnel for each fluid, since the corrugations retain some fluid and I didn't want to use the same funnel for both.
Thanks! Added to the first post.Here is a funnel with tube from the forum:
Auto stores sell cheap transmission funnels with a corrugated tube and a rigid nozzle that fits into the filler tube of the 4EAT and the filler hole of the front differential.
My understanding is when its up to operating temp. That would be several miles during summer, more in winter. It might actually take longer than the engine bc it is actually heated/cooled by the radiator.This is something that I always wondered about. I always used the cold reference because I would be adding cold fluid. Just how much do you need to drive it to get a good "hot" read?
I think those of us on the board are well aware of this, unfortunately.Shop said that car seems to have suffered no damage. So no further compensation. Guys at shop all agreed that given the history they wouldn't pay book value for the car, but Walmart's insurance company won't cover the difference. I know this isn't the first time this error has happened. But suggest readers think twice before letting Walmart have your business... Chris
Would the square drive in a 98 be 3/4"? I can see the rear end pretty easily, and it looks about that size. It's another trip to the parts store if it isn't....I'll take some pictures today/tomorrow if I can get enough light in my garage. My 4eat XT is sitting up on ramps with the entire intake manifold and everything removed so all the dipsticks and drain plugs are easily visible.
Earlier SF models do not have the torx plug for the front diff, but instead have a square drive like the rear diff (the switch to the torx happened sometime in 02 or 03).
Agreed with gurove above.Great thread for me to find as my Forester is now off warranty and I want to change all the diffs and tranny oils. The only question I have is, does the transfer case and transmission share the same oil?. I can't find anything about it. Maybe my search and reading skills are a bit off. Any guidance would be appreciated.