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Old 12-10-2005, 06:18 PM
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How much oil does TH350 hold?

Hi guys, Kiwi newbie V8 learner chick here - about to fill up my newly recond TH350. How much tranny oil should I put in?

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That will depend on how large the cooler and converter are. Was the unit completely dry, or has it been filled with oil before? Here is the sequence that I suggest:
1. Fill with 6-7 quarts.
2. Start engine.
3. While holding the brake so that the wheels DO NOT turn, shift through all of the gears slowly- 10 seconds each gear.
4. Put it in park and continue filling until it reads full on the stick.
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Kiwichevgal,

Great to have you on the board!

If you are replacing the torque converter and filling the transmission then it will take at least 12 quarts or just under 12 liters. I put in six quarts with the engine NOT running. Then start the engine letting the engine idle and shift the trans through the gears. I drop the lever to Low range then I put it into Drive and then Reverse. Then back to Park. Then four more quarts this time while the engine is still running. Then shift the gear lever again. Back in Park I now check the level using the dip stick. Keep adding fluid until the level reaches the full mark on the stick.

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Thanks dudes - your input is much appreciated and helpful!! Just another step closer to getting the motor back into action. No doubt I will become a regular to this bulletin board and will be looking to all you fabulous blokes again for valuable assistance. Cheers from 'downunder'!!
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Since we do not know what size converter you are using or if you have a deep pan on the trans.....the total capacity can change from application to application

I suggest at least 4 quarts added before the engine is started, If a deep aluminum pan is used add 5 quarts Then add 5 more quarts . Then shift the trans through all gears with the foot on the brakes.

Re-check the fluid level in park and add fluid till the level is at the "add" mark.
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You need to put 3-4 quarts into the torque converter before installing it on the transmission. Dry start up.

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TCI Recommends one quart inthe converter to start. A T-350 with a stock pan holds 4 quarts according to the charts at the site below. A 10" converter holds 3 quarts, 11", 3.5 quarts.

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