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Old 06-18-2010, 09:16 AM
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Quantity? of tranny fluid for 350 turbo?

How many quarts does it take if the transmission and torque converter are emty? thanks.
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Untill is it at the full mark while running.....maybe 10qts? What tranny....deep pan?.......large cooler?
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The TH350 trans will hold 10-12 quarts depending on the size of the trans cooler.

To fill a dry system.

Put in 4 quarts.

Start the engine (this will enable the trans pump to begin to circulate the trans fluid) and begin to add additional trans fluid.

With foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever thru the gears to help circulate the fluid.

Add fluid until the level shows full on the dipstick.

Do NOT overfill.

Check for leaks at the transmission line connections.

Attempting to put more than 4 quarts in the trans before starting the engine will cause the trans fluid to overflow out the fill tube because it is not circulating yet.
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Fluid

Thanks Frisco. appreciate the help.
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Do NOT overfill.
It's funny you'd say that. Its fact and we all know it. Yet if you buy the container of lucas shift enhancer (slightly more than a quart) right on the back of the bottle it says "add one bottle at fluid change or add at any time. Overfilling will not harm" Even a company we think of as being one of the better is still keen on the buckaroos as oppossed to overfill harm
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It's funny you'd say that. Its fact and we all know it. Yet if you buy the container of lucas shift enhancer (slightly more than a quart) right on the back of the bottle it says "add one bottle at fluid change or add at any time. Overfilling will not harm" Even a company we think of as being one of the better is still keen on the buckaroos as oppossed to overfill harm
Not bashing Lucas Oil but my personal opinion is that most of the company's like them are "snake oil" salesman. There are no "miracle" cures to lubrication or the manufacturers of the internal combustion engines would use them.

Is there a place in the market for those products? Probably. I like them as a lubricant at assembly because they tend to 'cling' to the material better.

As to the overfilling statement. Countless research and development hours have been performed over the years and thousands of qualified engineers have determined the correct level of "fill" for lubricants and coolants in various engines, transmissions and other equipment. I submit that for the best overall performance and life expectancy that these levels should be adhered to. Overfilling can lead to increased consumption, oil fouling, leaks, general poor performance due to increased drag from oil 'cling', etc. Reality is "less is more". That is why lower viscosity oils and synthetics are often recommended on newer engines.
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Plus, in an automatic transmission, overfilling is death. The fluid level rises significantly with temperature, and if overfilled can get into the rotating assy. This wil aerate the fluid, and cause loss of clamping force on the clutch packs, as air will compress. Loss of clamping force leads to slippage, and, overheated fluid, and burnt clutches.
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