Mechanics

TRANSMISSION WHOOP DAMAGE?

2004 Jaguar XJ8 • 30,000 miles

I own 3 Jaguars. 2003 xk8 and 2 2004 xj8. Both xj8s have had additive added to the transmission to stop what the dealer calls Transmission Whoop. It worked for a year or 2, but has come back in a minor way in both cars. The xk8 was not treated and makes a little noise.

The question is---is this just an annoying sound, or is it the sound of damage being done. I can easily live with the sound if that's all it is.
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Oxfordpublications
December 5, 2011.




What do they mean by transmission whoop? Clicks, pops, and grinding noises from transmissions are bad.

Rivermikerat
Dec 5, 2011.
Sorry, thought it was a Jag dealer term. When you accelerate into a left turn, you get a sound that actually sounds like someone saying whoop. I was told it is air in the trans fluid.
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Tiny
Oxfordpublications
Dec 5, 2011.
Check the fluid levels. Air in the fluid can mean that it's low.

Rivermikerat
Dec 5, 2011.

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