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|01-23-2020 10:26 PM|
|Bigrigr||Yep, I think you can rest easy now. Time to move on to something else fun. Like a lift kit!|
|01-23-2020 09:38 PM|
I think I am going to call it good and stop worrying about it.
|01-22-2020 09:14 PM|
Originally Posted by Bigrigr View Post
|01-22-2020 08:04 PM|
|Bigrigr||Damn Caliskier! You dont need our help, you just need a spreadsheet! Ha Ha. i think you are gonna be just fine! Only thing you needed was to know to check it while idling, i bet you never will forget that now. Lol|
|01-22-2020 07:34 PM|
Ok, this is where I am at. Here in OKC it is 38 degree F this evening. Drove for 30 min again and closer to the right level but the transmission is not getting hot, the fluid on my hands is just warm and the pan is warm to the touch. Measured the fluid temp inside the transmission with my DMM temp probe and also used my IR temp sensor on the hot side of the transmission fluid line to the transmission cooler. Both temps read 126 degrees F. I pulled the 565RFE temp chart and plotted my measurements (cause that's the kind of guy I am) orange is where my fluid is, blue is where it should be for 126 degrees. I added 4 more oz, so 7 qts 29 oz.
|01-22-2020 01:22 PM|
|01-22-2020 07:23 AM|
|2oldjeeps||tune in to the tranny nanny ,daily episodes right here on ye old forum...|
|01-22-2020 05:30 AM|
|01-21-2020 09:35 PM|
|caliskier||Drove it for 30 min tonight, its about 2/3rds of the way between the top cold hole and bottom hot hole. So I added about 11 more ounces, will see what I get tomorrow. 7 quarts 25 oz.|
|01-21-2020 11:19 AM|
Yes I still have the springy dipstick thing. Honestly, I have always wondered about why it does that, what exactly is going on? My best guess: there is a little wiggle in the stick before the fill indicator holes, I think this wiggle binds up with a narrow neck in the tube that stops it from going any further; pushing it more just bends the stick in the tube, giving it a springy feel. Not 100% sure here, but that's what I'm going with.
|01-20-2020 11:14 PM|
|01-20-2020 09:24 PM|
Thanks for bearing with me on this... I really misunderstood this process when I started out (ya think?). I made the major mistake of checking the level with the engine off, that is what I did in my original post. BlueSeasons provided the outline for what I needed to do and it did not register that engine off cold means no pump is running. Duh, I did not know it worked that way. Thinking engine oil. So I was overstating what was in the transmission. So I have been driving for about 3 weeks with low transmission fluid. ~ 10 miles 2x per day going to work. = 250 miles
I originally put in 5.5 quarts and when I read SoCal2004wj's post I went back and did more research realized my mistake of not checking it with engine running in Neutral, right on the dipstick. Anyway over the last 2 days I have been adding and checking and I think I am good at least on the cold side this evening. I am just below the second hole from the bottom on the cold side. In total about 7 quarts 14 ounces.
Tomorrow on the way home from work I will take a long drive to heat it up and see where it is at on the hot side of the stick.
|01-20-2020 07:19 PM|
|01-19-2020 11:56 PM|
Serviced my tranny today. Wanted to point out that the dipstick is NOT touching the bottom of the pan. It doesn't even reach below the filter. Snapped a pic.
At least 6.5 qts came out, probably closer to 7, only had 6.5 to put in. Running well, looks full, but will continue to check fill level.
|01-19-2020 07:11 PM|
|Bigrigr||Notice I mentioned a SLIGHT overfill was recommended by a Local trans shop for added fluid capacity, which aids in cooling. Im not saying to add an extra quart just because you have no where else to put it. The OP was discussing a Slight overfill situation when he started this discussion. Myself and others simply said not to go chasing after a SLIGHT overfill situation. I would never condone anything more than a small amount of extra fluid. Always check the fluid level with the engine idling, adjust you gauge on the dipstick based on the assumed fluid temp(hot or cold). Flip the dipstick over and look at the fluid level on both sides of the dipstick for more accuracy, as some fluid may be clinging to the dipstick tube and rubbing off on the dipstick as you remove it. If the fluid is in the range, run it. it's not uncommon to have to add a little fluid after a test drive as the fluid settles into the pan and the fluid gets pumped around to all the hardparts inside. If you add fluid, wait a short amount of time for all the fluid to run down the tube, before you check the level again, to help with false readings. If you happen to make a mistake, and SLIGHTLY overfill it, it isn't the end of the world. Better to have to much versus to little.|
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