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Old 06-04-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Draining the Fluid

Just picked up four gallons of Transynd today along with a new filter. Trying to figure out what to drain the fluid into. I would like to be able to measure what comes out so I don't overfill. What have you DIY'ers used for this procedure?
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Walmart 5 gallon oil drain pan with spout. Pour into old gallon jugs to measure is how I do it.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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I use the small black cement mixing tub, Home Depot, for my oil drains.
Put it on a drop cloth to help it slide when itís full.

Drain the old oil and refill the engine or transmission with new oil.

Now you have a bunch of empty oil containers you can fill with the used oil.
Easy to see if oil in = oil out.

I use a gal. milk container with handle with a bigger hole for dipping and a big funnel.

Plus it is easy to haul the old stuff to wherever for disposal.

At first my plan was to toss the tub also but it fits into a big trash bag with the funnel and milk jug. Iíve used it for three years now.
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Great, will look at that. Didn't realize it held that much fluid.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:58 PM   #5
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You should expect approx. 10.5 qts of the old fluid to come out the pan drain. Pour it into 1 gal water or milk jugs to get rough measurement. Replace the filter, and don't forget to re-use the magnet. Add like amount of new TranSynd thru dip stick tube with hand pump and tubing, as it almost impossible to pour thru a funnel. Take a short drive to warm and circulate the new / old fluid and then drain again. After final refill, warm the tranny up again and use the dipstick to be sure you have the proper level.
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Dipstick......

Per Allison the dipstick is not always accurate. Use the on-board diagnostics as the final word.
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Per Allison the dipstick is not always accurate. Use the on-board diagnostics as the final word.
That would be nice, but isn't available on the 1000 and 2000 series used by WCC.
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The oil level sensor is only fitted to 3000 and 4000 transmissions.
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but I thought I would mention it anyway.

I changed my transmission filters a couple of month ago, and my friend Bill Willard taught me a few tricks:

  1. When you take off the caps that hold the filters in place, just loosen the bolts enough for the fluid to start draining. If you take all bolts off and then remove the caps it gets messy when everything comes rushing out all at once.
  2. The old filter gaskets is likely to be stuck to either the caps or even more likely to the transmission itself. Make sure that ALL of the old gasket is removed before installing the new ones. This may well call for some "careful scraping" before it all comes off.
  3. Make sure to check the required torque for the bolts when putting them back on. Torque wrench required here.

This may irrelevant to what you are doing but hey - it didn't do any damage either
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Draining the Fluid

Thanks for the heads up on just loosening the covers. I should know that but I have to re-learn things every now and then (usually the hard way!).


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Thanks for the heads up on just loosening the covers. I should know that but I have to re-learn things every now and then (usually the hard way!).


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Be very careful cleaning filter covers they are made of aluminum so no scraps. You will need a torque wrench and a hand pump to refill makes it easier.
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I use a new one gallon paint can with a clear plastic hose attached close to the side of the can.
Can sets on edge of a board with hose down into fill tube.
Use as big a hose as you can but leave some room for the air to escape from the tranee.
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These work great for refilling
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