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Old 11-30-2009, 11:47 PM
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I never kept track of how much, but it needs to be filled up to level with the bottom of the fill port.
Thanks...I've since hunted around and found it's about 6.5 quarts. Most of my concern was having the wrong info on the capacity....I only had a rough guess on what I was able to recover that didn't spill.

Do you know if the cooler drains back into the transmission when the motor is off? Plan on changing the fluid tomorrow and wanted to know if I'm good with just filling to the bottom of the fill port or if I need to recheck once the cooler has 'refilled' itself
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Thanks...I've since hunted around and found it's about 6.5 quarts. Most of my concern was having the wrong info on the capacity....I only had a rough guess on what I was able to recover that didn't spill.

Do you know if the cooler drains back into the transmission when the motor is off? Plan on changing the fluid tomorrow and wanted to know if I'm good with just filling to the bottom of the fill port or if I need to recheck once the cooler has 'refilled' itself
It doesn't drain back.
Besides, having too much oil in the tranny will only result in airation.
Just fill it to the bottom of the port and drive. It will be fine.
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It doesn't drain back.
Besides, having too much oil in the tranny will only result in airation.
Just fill it to the bottom of the port and drive. It will be fine.
Thanks. Good to know....guess I was just over thinking the whole thing.
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Finished with flushing the transmission fluid today. I picked up the transmission flush can from NAPA, but was unable to get the cooler lines to back off....bummer. It will have to wait.

I've been thinking of adding a transmission fluid filter to the cooler lines. Dieselsite.com has a nice kit. Dan or anyone played around with this yet for your 6 speed? Is it overkill?
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i am running john deere 80w/140 synthetic gear oil in mine she likes it shifts nice when warm little harder when cold but quiter no more of that notorious grinding noise
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I'd like to run the 85/140 in mine for the noise they make ,and the miles it has, but was told not to, is it ok to ?
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My theory is is fine it's gears what can it hurt semi transmissions run gear oil and the back boxes are sncronized yes the Down side is it shifts harder while cold sometimes in the 1-4 gears you have to float shift cuz the clutch don't help lol but let her warm uP for ten minutes or so she shifts like a dream
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Im talkin about the fact that it came with ATF switching to gear oil,besides the flow thru the cooler.
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