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Old 02-13-2020, 11:21 PM   #51
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Thank you scifi for pointing out the silly myth of needing to overfill the transmission is fucking garbage. I've heard this overfill thing so many times and it drives me nuts.

Ironically that's exactly what the linked TSB says to do. It says disregard the previous and overfill past the point where the fluid would normally drain out of the fill port.



I believe the overfilling thing came from before the TSB and people were right. You do need more fluid than originally called for.



I'd say myth confirmed.
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All I can say is if wasting trans oil is your thing go ahead. I'll stick with the mathematics and physics saying otherwise.
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Math and physics say that if it isn't getting oil it's gonna make noise and eventually fail.



You can't really argue with the decision the guys that designed it made. Unless that's Chrysler. Then question everything they do and run for the hills!!
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Can you tell us where you're getting it at that price and does it include the shipping?

I want to change out the fluid on my truck. Here's the cheapest I can find it, on Amazon and I get the shipping for free via Prime.

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-5030...ype=automotive

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Math and physics say that if it isn't getting oil it's gonna make noise and eventually fail.
I think they are saying that you can overfill all you want, but it's just going to drain out the overflow hole.
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Math and physics say that if it isn't getting oil it's gonna make noise and eventually fail.



You can't really argue with the decision the guys that designed it made. Unless that's Chrysler. Then question everything they do and run for the hills!!
I can and do, but let's leave it at that, its becoming about belief now rather than science.
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All I can say is if wasting trans oil is your thing go ahead. I'll stick with the mathematics and physics saying otherwise.
Tell ya what, I'll do the drain and fill next week per the TSB to see if I can squeeze all 5.1 liters in without any spilling out the overflow hole.
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It won't spill out until the gears are spinning full speed. So it will flow out onto the freeway.
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Well, I suppose you COULD get a bit more in there if you wanted. I just can't remember off-hand if the fill bolt on the drivers side is the same level as the overflow. If the overflow tube is HIGHER...then yeah...you could get more in but I don't know the answer to that one.

You can't really hurt anything by overfilling. There is no real pressure, just gears slinging the oil around in there. Any extra will go out through the overflow.

So theoretically...if the drain tube IS higher than the fill bolt factory level...you can probably get a little more in and it won't hurt anything.
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I ordered Redline ATF d4 for the transfer case. 1993 calls for ATF. I'll start the fluid swap out next week on pretty much everything, ill update with my findings.
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