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TH350 tranny fluid capacity (w/ converter)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mr_clean, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. mr_clean

    mr_clean 1/2 ton status

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    I need to know how much fluid the converter holds. I know the tranny is supposed to be between 5 - 6 pints (at least that is what the couple books I have say) but if the converter, stock cooler and lines were all drained, how much more does that take?

    If I turn it over without starting it will that pump fluid through the system?

    Also will it be low enough that damage will occure if I start it with only adding the 5 pints to the tranny and leaving it in park while I check the tranny fluid level.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    get 1 case of fluid. then add 4 quarts. fire up and add as needed to get to level. 10-11 qrt stock convertor 12-13 for hd convertor.
     
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    Perfect, thanks!
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    filler er up and good luck:D
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Yep, it's WAY more than a few pints. When I installed my Turbo 400 after we had totally drained everything, it took 14 quarts. :eek1: The 4WD Turbo 400's have an extra deep pan and an extension on the pickup tube, so they hold 3 or 4 quarts more than a car version. It helps keep fluid going to the trans on odd angles. The 4WD Turbo 350's might have the same setup.
     

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