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Old 04-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Checking Fluild Level

Still getting familiar with our 2005 KSDP motorhome.

I have been trying to check the fluid level in an Allison 3000 MH transmission.

I followed the owners manual for cold checking the fluid level in the transmission.
- Started and ran the transmissiion for one minute in neutral.
- Shifted to drive and then reverse running about one minute each.
- RPM was about 700.

The dipstick was pulled and checked the dipstick several times.

Each time the oil level on the dipstick was half way in the hot band.

HOWEVER, there were air bubbles in the oil on the dipstick.

I have only had the transmission hot enough one time to use the touch pad for the oil level. At that time it showed OK. But now with the dipstick readings I'm questioning my touch pad results.

Would there be any problem in driving the coach long enough to get the transmission to the proper temperature to use the touch pad and compare the results with the dipstick. Understanding the there would be a difference between the two because of temperature.

Please advise
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Check the thread "dip stick readings" a few below this one (at least now)........
Several goo reply's there.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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Allison techs say dipsticks are for dips. Use the electronic method to check it. Much more accurate. Dipsticks are for initila fills/refils.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Check out the thread above this one---This is normal. Ditto with Twomed.
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