You'll need 2 quart bottles. Iirc, the capacity is 1.6 quarts.camasleaf wrote:I am at 82,000. I should change it. How many quartets?
Thanks, I'm not particularly worried. I just have no baseline. I did wipe it clean and will check it before the powertrain warranty is upgoldbrick wrote:I would say that is normal. If you are worried, clean the plug and check it again in a year. It will probably be much cleaner next time. It's normal for some metal to wear off the gears as they break in, that's why the plug is magnetic.
I'm more used to seeing powdery looking deposits instead of the longer shard-like metal on your plug but it could just be the magnification of the picture or maybe it's just because it's new. Or maybe if you wipe the plug the deposits are actually smaller and they just lined up in that shape due to the magnetics....
Looks fairly normal. Manufacturing the gear teeth perfectly polished and mated to each other would be prohibitively expensive, so it's done inside the gearbox by the driver. Most of those metal particles are from the first few thousand miles of use.Goodbar wrote:I checked the level per the maintenance schedule at 15k miles/2 years. I used a bunch of extensions so I didn't have to pull the belly pan.
This is what the plug looked like — should I be worried?!