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How do I know when I have enough fluid in my tranny(other than by dipstick)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PetaKane, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

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    I've got this new Lokar tranny dipstick(I don't trust it) and I don't wanna screw up anything so is there any other way I can double check to make sure I don't have too much fluid in the tranny? Thanks
     
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    Well, if you really want to make sure.
    Drop the pan, put it back on, and fill the tranny with the correct amount of fluid (per a service manual).
    This will do two good things for you...1.) give your tranny some fresh fluid and 2.) allow you to check if your dipstick gives you an accurate reading.
     
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    if you do that, you better make damn sure it all drains out. It takes longer than you think. Leave it over night with the pan off. Better leave a BIG drain pan under there! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: How do I know when I have enough fluid in my tranny(other than by dipst

    You could also measure the stick up against someone with the factory stick.

    Matt
     
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    Did you get a new disptick tube too? If not, borrow a stock one and compare
     
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    Good thinking...that didn't even cross my mind.
    I've dropped my pan twice now, and each time filled the tranny to full using about 3/5 of the amount an empty tranny would take. Thanks for catching my mistake. (It made sense when I said it /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif)
     
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    Ive got the same dip-stick ...let me know what you find out.

    I was under the assumption that it stuck out the tube the same as stock, and went in the same hole, so it should still register the same. But now that you mention it I dont rember checking mine /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: How do I know when I have enough fluid in my tranny(other than by dipst

    Hey, I was just assuming that the tube was the same, and trying to give a reasonable suggestion. But thanks for the sarcasm! Sometimes someone asks a regular question and gets no replys, and that sucks. So common sense dictates that if the replacement stick is the same leinght from the tip to the seat than you would feel safe about the amount of fluid. Sorry for trying to help.
    But if someone asked how to make the center of gravity unsafe, ar how to adapt steering from a 747 plane into the truck there would be a hundred answers to the post.
    Once again Im sorry for answering, what was I thinking, a side by side comparison, how foolish of me.
     

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