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Old 01-09-2004, 08:21 PM
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How Much Transmission Fluid?

Hey Everyone.I just pulled the 327 a couple weeks ago on my 1965 Chevy Impala SS.All of the Transmission Fluid drained out because I took the engine out.Now I got the engine back in and its time to put all of the Oil,Anti-Freeze etc.back in.My question is,how much Transmission fluid do I put in the transmission?Its a 2 Speed Automatic.Thanks,

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Old 01-09-2004, 08:32 PM
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look in a manual to find the exact amount. if you can't find one just fill it to the full line then start the car and let it run for a few minutes then you will have add more fluid to it as the torque converter fills up, just watch closely how much you put in as you don't want to over fill it.
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Old 01-09-2004, 08:39 PM
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If you pulled the trans to pull the engine, you likely didn't drain all of the fluid out. I would not put more than about 3 qts in before starting the engine and checking it. Like was said, you don't want to overfill it.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:59 PM
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Well ALOT of it was all over the floor when I pulled the Engine.How much Qaurts are usually used in the Transmission?Thanks,

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If you emptied the convertor you´ll have to fill it before putting it on the trans.It won´t fill up by itself when you start the motor.

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If you drained the converter, put about 1 quart in the converter and re-install it. It will fill up once the engine is started and the trans pump is turning. Put 4 quarts in the trans. Start the engine and moved the gear selector thru all the gears without driving the vehicle. Check the level of the trans fluid and fill it until the level on the dipstick shows that it is full. Do not overfill. Check for leaks.

A bone dry 350 trans will take 10-12 quarts depending on whether you have a separate trans cooler. I'm not sure how much a two speed trans takes but it will probably be similar.
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Like was said, the convertor will fill itself once the engine is started. When any fluid is spilled on the floor, it looks like alot more than it really is. I believe that tranny and convertor together holds about 8-10 quarts, when completely dry. It also takes some doing to completely empty a convertor. Unless you removed the convertor and let it sit upside down(with snout down) over a bucket to drain for some time, and you dropped the pan on the trans, it is likely not empty.

Like I said before. I would not add more than maybe 3 quarts before checking it. You can actually check it before starting the engine. Sure the fluid will be picked up when the engine is started, but it will give you a starting point. Just make sure that it is full when warmed up and the engine running.
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Well I didnt add any fluid to the Torque Converter before I put it back on.I never drained it when I took it off and there was still fluid in it when I just put it back on.Will fluid get in the Torque Converter once I run th car for a while?Thanks,


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As long as the torque converter is installed correctly and the pump is working it will fill up right away. Check the fluid level and add until it shows 'FULL' on the dipstick.
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