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Accidentally mixed cvt transmission fluid into my 4spd automatic transmission.......for all you wondering what had happened.....nothing. Runs and shifts fine have maybe 500 or so miles since I did that. I am planning to do a complete filter and fluid change very soon however!
 

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I think I'd get that CVT fluid out as quickly as possible. It might never cause a problem then again it might. It's always better to be safe than sorry especially when a new transmission is in the thousands or dollars. If we were talking about a $50. part it would be different.
 

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Depends on how much is the wrong type. A major portion of the fluid must be identical to the normal ATX fluid as the same parts get lubed and work the same way. The big difference is whatever is special in the fluid that allows the metal belt to dig into a metal pulley that is different.
 

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Accidentally mixed cvt transmission fluid into my 4spd automatic transmission.......for all you wondering what had happened.....nothing. Runs and shifts fine have maybe 500 or so miles since I did that. I am planning to do a complete filter and fluid change very soon however!

Yes, I do indeed plan to do a complete service of the transmission as I've already bought the new kit.
 

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Yes, I do indeed plan to do a complete service of the transmission as I've already bought the new kit
 

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any update as to what happened? just wondering, my cousin did the same thing and was flipping out!
 

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It's a different chemical and I would want it out. Problem is that if it's been run, it's now in the lines and torque convertor, so you'd have to do several changes to get out as much as you can.

It is not mostly the same as atx fluid like mentioned above, and the belt doesn't dig into the pulleys. The fluid is super pressurized and the belt rides on a layer of it that is nearly a solid, to protect the pulleys from it digging in.
 
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