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Old 06-20-2021, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

I changed the transmission fluid in my 2003 Ion sedan today. A little bit of the special T-IV fluid spilled on the concrete (new, not what I drained). I cleaned it up with kitty litter and it seemed fine. Now, hours later there is a blue stain where the spill was. It was red this morning when spilled.

What would make the stain turn blue?
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Default Re: TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

Could be any sort of fluid reaction with minerals in the concrete.

Dexron turns black on mine [ 86 OLds Calais with GM Hydra fluid]. I would expect my 05 ION with GM Hydra to do the same
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Default Re: TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

Pretty sure its intentional for leak detection
red/brown is easy to miss on the ground, blue stands out
removing the stain is going to suck as its permeated the concrete
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