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Dealer Mechanic Sabotage?

Long story short, my friend tells me that when he let out the transmission fluid out of the transmission (transmission filter change job) he measured 3 quarts over the limit.

Two weeks ago we had checked the transmission fluid (transmission cooling line replacement) and filled it until it was back up to spec according to the special tool dipstick. Then we took it to the dealership to get the cruise control recall done.

A week later he is doing the transmission filter change and he thinks that the dealer may have added too much fluid to possibly sabotage it with the intent that I would take it there.

I'm not asking whether you guys think that this is the case here but does anyone have any experience of dealer mechanics actually willfully sabotaging cars? Is there a precedent for such a grave accusation?
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Look to where you are at the moment - if the dealer doesn't show tranny fluid on the service invoice then they didn't add any fluid there.

It's essentail to have the correct fluid (original 5-speed fluid) and the correct level at 80C temp.

Hva eit rechecked as soon as you can.

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Anything is possible. I have worked at places with big corporate names and that kind of stuff goes on. I quit 2 jobs because of that kind of stuff. There are 2 kinds of mechanics in the world. Honest and dishonest Then there is competency, but that's another story. It doesnt matter where they work...

Did your friend measure the fluid before draining it? Was it hot or cold? There are other factors to consider. Maybe he over filled it from the beginning and is the saboteur...

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Sometimes that dipstick will snag when inserting it making you think it's all the way in when it isn't. That could be what has happened.
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