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post #1 of 5 Old 06-27-2019, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Probably dumb question: in 42RE is oil level above pan gasket?

I think the answer is obvious, but my dipstick never has wanted to fit right and stay all the way down. It springs back up. So if the answer is "Yes, the level is above the pan gasket", I ask how much?

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Pulling the pan is a really messy job if you don't have a pan drain plug, but the actual fluid level isn't really much above the fluid pan edge. There's a lot of fluid in the torque converter, cooler lines, OD housing etc. that doesn't really drain into the pan when you shut off engine.
Service fill after a pan drop for a 42-44RE is about 4-5 quarts, and 5-6 quarts for a 46RE. After a rebuild filling a 42-44 is ~10 quarts, about 12 for the 46RE.

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The doesn’t fit right is the springy bit on the dipstick doing its job. The dipstick is bottoming out in the transmission pan, that’s how it indexes.
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The doesnít fit right is the springy bit on the dipstick doing its job. The dipstick is bottoming out in the transmission pan, thatís how it indexes.
Mine doesn't stay all the way in the tube. There's an air gap, the little rubber seal is out of the tube.
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Pulling the pan is a really messy job if you don't have a pan drain plug, but the actual fluid level isn't really much above the fluid pan edge. There's a lot of fluid in the torque converter, cooler lines, OD housing etc. that doesn't really drain into the pan when you shut off engine.
Service fill after a pan drop for a 42-44RE is about 4-5 quarts, and 5-6 quarts for a 46RE. After a rebuild filling a 42-44 is ~10 quarts, about 12 for the 46RE.
I've already dropped it once to change the filter and replace the gasket. It didn't leak for a while. I got a piece of the clear Vinyl or PVC tubing that comes on a roll, so has a curve to it, then I loosened the pan bolts further at the front than along the sides so it sloped down, put the tubing it with the curve flat, rotated 90 degrees to put the end in the low corner of the pan and siphoned the fluid out. It took a little while, but no mess. I got out from under and let it siphon into the drain pan for 1/2 an hour or so. I looked a time or two until I could see the tubing was empty. I've drained rearends that way too when I didn't get the cover sealed the first time and didn't want to buy new gear oil again, so got it out clean and re-used it. You need a bigger tube and it takes a while.
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