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Old 11-23-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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Is 3 quarts low bad?

We own a 2006 MH 3000 Just changed filters and transynd removed 19 quarts and replaced 19 quarts before this the key pad level had a OL OK. Now on the road checked with key pad twice both times had a OL LO 3 but both times I did not wait the 2 minutes that is required.

So I will not add any Transynd till I do the key pad test again and this time waiting the 2 minutes but if I am 3 quarts low will it do harm?

I called Allison and was told 2 quarts low or high can cause slipping thats hard for me to believe knowing that the trans holds 30 quarts when empty but there are the experts.

My question is if I am 3 quarts low am I doing any harm driving it? Thanks, Joe
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:24 PM   #2
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Have a 06 with a MH4000, can you get it level and do the cold static check using the dipstick
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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I am going to pull out in the morning get it up to temp and when I stop for fuel will wait the 2 minutes then do the shift pad test I think not waiting the 2 minutes was my problem I will report back also its hard to get the fluid temp above 140 degs outside temps were about 40 degs.

Heading south will be warmer I will report back. I will do the dip stick test if not satisfied with the next test pad test.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:19 PM   #4
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Key pad is the only way to go. When 140deg + level coach wait 2min then check with pad.
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I would drive the coach enough to ge the motor up to operating temperature before using the touch pad to check the level.


Don't trust the dip stick. They are added by the coach manufacturer so that it reaches the engine compartment just like the engine dip stick.
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I talked to Allison and they agreed the keypad check is very reliable. I use it but almost use the trust but verify approach when I have the engine cover off. Not often as that’s quite a task
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:03 PM   #7
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Hello all, still OL LO 3 ............3 quarts low will not do dip stick. The key pad is the way to go. I have 400 more miles then I am staying put for awhile will add 1 1/2 quarts and see what happens on my way home in the spring.
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