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Old 08-26-2011, 03:14 PM
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Re: Oil consumption

But the fluid level was always checked this way and never gave any problem before. After the rebuild i checked the level several times with the engine hot and never saw any sign of foaming. If the fluid really starts foaming, wouldn't it also start shifting erratically? At least it didn't act strange in any way until the slipping occured.
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Re: Oil consumption

I'm thinking if it was over full it might have taken a seal out.
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Thanks, but i see that your Jeep is also loving a ride on a towtruck................
Is this just Jeep behaviour

I think it is Jeep behavior.

I am planning to sell it in a year when hopefully the diesel WK2's will hit the US market. I don't know if I can take the behavior another full year so I'm shopping, but not shopping Jeep at the moment. I need a 4WD that's reliable, can carry stuff, good in snow, but uses much less fuel.
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Re: Oil consumption

Ok, finally news on the tranny problem: the OD clutch is not completely worn down, but there are signs that it was slipping and also the fluid had a light burned smell. The whole tranny was teared down again and they found the seal plate between the valve body and solenoid pack with the seal broken at several places. This let the clutch pressure go down and caused the slip. The first complaint also had to do with this seal plate, but then it was broken at one place. The mechanic thinks it was a bad sealplate and now wants to install an other brand. Very strange though that the same sealplate is causing the slip, hopefully there is not something else behind this problem.
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