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chevelle_fs_50
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted March 31, 2002 09:31 PM
Never had to fill one up empty, but how many quarts of transmission fluid goes in an empty turbo 350 trans? thanks

phelps
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted March 31, 2002 10:16 PM
Between 11&13 depending on the pan & converter size

chevelle_fs_50
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted March 31, 2002 10:44 PM
Pan and converter is all OE. Holy cow its a good thing i asked, i had no idea it took that much, I was thinking around six!

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted April 01, 2002 12:21 PM
Chevelle the converter holds about 5 quarts and the tranny it self holds 6 quarts. Make sure you fill up the converter before you install it ( didnt know if you knew that) Eddie

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ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted April 01, 2002 06:22 PM
you do NOT have to fill the convertor with oil 1st, because if your frt pump is operating, which it should, it will fill the convertor almost imediatly

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted April 01, 2002 06:31 PM UIN: 16262997
Why start it dry? What are you accomplishing by doing that?


jammin

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted April 01, 2002 07:25 PM
if you are installing a new, fully drained trans, and convertor, you first add fluid to the pan, usually 4 quarts, then you add the rest while the engine is running, until you reach the desired amt. then you operate the gears, and recheck the level, adding if needed, you do not have to add oil to the convertor before installing it, you will only cause it to leak when you turn it up to put it in. now maybe i dont know what i'm talking about, but was head trans. builder at an AAMCO for 5 yrs and have run my own biz (trans) for 17 yrs this is how i was taught, and have always done it that way with no problems. But like dennis miller always says.......... just my opinion, i could be wrong lol

phelps
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted April 01, 2002 09:44 PM
I agree with ford5. Filling the converter fist makes a mess!!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted April 01, 2002 10:10 PM UIN: 16262997
Just wondering.....Ford5, I don't doubt your credentials, never did, just doesn't make sense to me to start something dry when you could add at least a couple quarts and not spill any. Kinda like not priming the oil pump in an engine and hope that the bearings get oil before they burn up.


jammin

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WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted April 02, 2002 08:57 AM
I always dumped a quart in just to make myself feel better. Always heard it helps, maybe its just an old wives tale. Although I've never met anyone's wife who had an opinion on this matter.

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted April 02, 2002 12:31 PM
Ford5 thanks for the info on filling the torque converter always thought you had to fill it first before installing maybe the job will be less of a mess now thanks Eddie

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