Good advice, and good post. Believe it or not you need to tell some people
exactly where the tranny fill tube is if they're not mechanically inclined.
I once bought an Oldsmobile from a guy I'd told how to change tranny oil,
you know, drain the torque converter, etc., and then to put in 11 quarts of
AT oil. He did that and called to let me know his car wouldn't move an inch.
Asked him if he put in 4 or 5 quarts, started the engine to fill the
converter and he said yep. He called me two days later and asked if I wanted
the car for $200 since the transmission was obviously no good now. I bought
the car sight unseen and had two friends pick it up for me. When I raised
the hood it looked like someone had used oil in a fire hose to totally cover
Yep, turned out he'd put all the tranny oil in the engine. Drained and
changed the engine oil and filter, put in new tranny oil, steam cleaned
under the hood and sold that car for a bundle! Hey, maybe this could turn
into a real business.....humm......