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Drivetrain Is it ok to leave the transmission exposed for a few days...

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by axa, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. axa

    axa FEOA Member

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    having just refilled my 5 speed transmission, due to slow leak... i then did something stupid that lead to cv boot breakage...
    Figured i should pull the axel and replace the seal anyway.
    What i used to do when my speedo gear didnt want to come out, was tip the transmission to the side, fill up 3 quarts of atf and assemble...
    Well i pulled the bad axle waited a few days for the new one to come in... but no i realize i left the transmission exposed for a few days... is it hydroscopic? is it absorbing water? did i ruin the fluid by doing this?
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    marclar Administrator Staff Member

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    it will be fine. all oils are hydroscopic, brake fluid especially. but it will be fine. i wouldnt worry
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    I would be more concerned with crap (insects, dirt) getting into the transmission from the open hole.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Any amount of water will just get boiled out - as you drive around. I wouldnt want to let it sit too long before driving it.
    A fair amount of moisture gets sucked into a warm transmission as it cools down at the end of a day of use. The only problem would be if the transmission had to sit unused for weeks or longer.
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    axa FEOA Member

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    thanks for the confirmation... its funny as i do this the 3rd 4th 5th time i tend to take more care as time goes on
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