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Old 11-21-2022, 11:26 AM   #29
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When I had my coach in a certified Allison transmission repair shop for a check up, the tech told me to check to check the fluid level by the transmission mounted dipstick only (see picture in post #17), not the mfg installed one at the rear. Tech said to do this with engine at normal operating temp, on the level, after at least a 10 mile run, with engine running and in neutral. This is on a Allison MH2000 5 speed. Hope this helps.

Jim S., If yours was found to be low, I’d go back to the shop that drained it in the first place and get a refund for the oil you paid for originally to be installed or have them reimburse you for what you added.
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I am very surprised that just "going around the block" resulted in a reading of any kind (other than not up to temp). Usually, fluid level check requires a number of highway miles to get trans fluid up to operating temperature.


Agreed Wolfe10.
Around the block for me was a 20-25 minutes drive in traffic and hwy. I had to do it twice.

Of course Tranny oil has to be at proper temperature and the coach level. Point is that the mechanic has to take his time to do a proper job. Not just remove the plug, change filter put what he thinks is right and send you away…
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Was there ever a final outcome on this. Was the transmission low on oil, if so how much??
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Was there ever a final outcome on this. Was the transmission low on oil, if so how much??
Will we ever know? Normally the Allison shift pad is more accurate than the tranny dipstick.
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When I had my coach in a certified Allison transmission repair shop for a check up, the tech told me to check to check the fluid level by the transmission mounted dipstick only (see picture in post #17), not the mfg installed one at the rear. Tech said to do this with engine at normal operating temp, on the level, after at least a 10 mile run, with engine running and in neutral. This is on a Allison MH2000 5 speed. Hope this helps.

Jim S., If yours was found to be low, I’d go back to the shop that drained it in the first place and get a refund for the oil you paid for originally to be installed or have them reimburse you for what you added.
Thanks, never knew that dip stick was there will need to check it out. I did calibrate my dip stuck using the key pad. I wonder how it compares to this dip stick?
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