Originally Posted by stevetankl
Ok. To retrace my steps...I was not sure how many gallons the tranny took so I added 6qts, crunk it up and ran it thru the gears. It creeped in r/d so I put it in park and checked the dip stick. Dry... so I added another 2qts, this time it jumped in r/d. Backed up and drove forward n shut it off. That's when I noticed the smoke coming from the dip stick tube. Could running it low be one of the problems?
since that trans and converter can hold 11 quarts of fluid, 6 quarts is not enough if the trans and converter were dry at a fresh rebuild