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Hi gang,
Completed this job this week. I found it a bit suspicious that BOTH my axle seals were leaking. In retrospect I believe that it was due to overfilling the fluid when I flushed the transmission last year. What happened was that the dipstick would not snap in. I thought it was in far enough regardless but I’m pretty sure it was not. I had this revelation when I re-inserted the dipstick yesterday and it finally clicked into place like it should have all along. Surprise surprise, the fluid level was now too high.

So assuming I’m right, if any of you have ever wondered what happens when you over fill: in my case both seals developed a leak AND the fluid became quite dirty within the space of 12 months of driving (say 15,000km). I hope I have not caused any longer term damage...




2002 V70XC, 2003 V40, 2004 S60, 2010 V70
 
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