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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-03, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I was just wondering what an auto would do with absolutely no fluid in it? Would it drive at all or would lack of fluid stop the torque convertor from operating? Will running a box with no fluid do major damage?

And before anyone asks if I did it, the answer is no. Putting this three speed in my EA just made me wonder.

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When my 4 spd was low it struggled to move. It would rev and not go anywhere, took about 30 seconds to get to sixty and had to ease on to the accelerator.
I imagine with no oil it would seize and the car would rev and not go.
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If you are thinking of idling the engine in park to run the trans own pump in order to empty all the fluid in the torque converter (with trans cooler line off) when doing a fluid change DON'T. I've had a mate try this and his trans failed within weeks although he only ran the engine (or so he says ) for 30 seconds. Yes it emptied the trans well and truly but he then had to buy a new one.

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running a trans low on fluid to the point where it struggles to accelerate is bad, that means its slipping! this can result in burnt clutches and bands (dont know specifically what with the btr's).

think of it this way, would you run your engine without oil? i know trans fluid does more than lubricate but it does that too.
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When I put a new C-4 into my old XE, I didn't fill it up enough, and when I put it into drive, nothing would happen, until I got the revs to about 1700, then it would click into drive

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