Wow tolsen, never expected this.
You obviously know how to teardown a transmission which is beyond my competencies.
How would I know if there is water contamination in the oil ? I would imagine water droplets would show at the top ?.. What's the best way to check for this ?
Were I to change the oil, reading this article on the topic https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=engine&mod=305#suprex , I would argue that ATF is the best choice over 75w90 (pls advise).
ps: I am new to Smart cars, so bear with me, pls.
Thanks for the pictures ! Will have to put this on the agenda, likely to cost more than the value of this car, unless I can find a friendly specialist.... Sorta wonder about the reason for these rubber seals. Bad design ?