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Username Post: How much does a torque convertor hold        (Topic#230732)
305c1500ext 
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11-30-09 04:13 PM - Post#1815257    

Hi all.I am planning to change the oil and filter on my 4l60e and need to know how much does the torque convertor hold please? I know the trans pan holds 5 quarts. Many thanks Philip
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
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bobby9621 
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11-30-09 04:49 PM - Post#1815281    
    In response to 305c1500ext

The whole system holds ten - eleven quarts, but regardless you want to check the level several times as you are adding, to not over fill, or under fill.
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305c1500ext 
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Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
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11-30-09 04:52 PM - Post#1815286    
    In response to bobby9621

Great thanks for that!
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
ltlvt 
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11-30-09 04:53 PM - Post#1815287    
    In response to bobby9621

My question is how do you get the fluid out of the converter?
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305c1500ext 
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11-30-09 05:18 PM - Post#1815298    
    In response to ltlvt

Have seen on the amsoil site how to replace your fluid by disconnecting one line out from your trans while having the engine going.It pumps the old fluid out and stop when you see the new fluid come thru.
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
bobby9621 
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Loc: Midwest
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11-30-09 05:27 PM - Post#1815305    
    In response to 305c1500ext

You can also roll your torque converter allowing the fluid to escape. If you run it out of fluid watch your temp and becareful as the heat will build quickly.
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305c1500ext 
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11-30-09 05:55 PM - Post#1815339    
    In response to bobby9621

Thats handy to know!
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
transman618 
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12-02-09 12:36 PM - Post#1816505    
    In response to 305c1500ext

Drop the pan, clean it real good, change the filter, reinstall the pan and torque the pan bolts to 95" (INCH) pounds. You will refill using between 5-6 quarts. Dont worry about trying to empty the converter. Service your trans every 25-30k miles.


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305c1500ext 
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12-02-09 03:01 PM - Post#1816584    
    In response to transman618

I only want to empty the convertor as i am going to put Royal Purple trans fluid.Others i know have had very good results with it in auto`s.
Philip
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
someotherguy 
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12-02-09 03:50 PM - Post#1816614    
    In response to 305c1500ext

IMO it's almost impossible to get all of the fluid out of the converter unless you're a converter reman operation and you're splitting them open. The only way you can get most of it out is to remove it from the trans, and that won't get all of it.

Richard
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305c1500ext 
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12-02-09 04:40 PM - Post#1816632    
    In response to someotherguy

Will just try replace what we can! It`s got to be better than whats in there now!
Philip
Motorsport is GOOD!
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild it first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second 1/4 mile
1965 chev impala sedan, 283 + 350 trans


 
elcamino 
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12-03-09 08:56 AM - Post#1816976    
    In response to 305c1500ext

The only way to empty the converter short of drilling a hole in it is to pump the fluid out the cooler line using the engine (running in park) while adding new fluid till you have replaced all the fluid. Be prepared to waste some fluid.


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Crusty1 
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12-04-09 10:29 AM - Post#1817658    
    In response to elcamino

I bought a replacement cooler line at the local Napa for $8. I cut the length in half. Then I bought some clear PVC tubing and slipped it on the end of the cut alum tubing. I screw the treaded end at the top of the radiator after disconnecting the tranny cooler in line. With the clear PVC tubing I can flush the whole system in less than 20 minutes with a minimum of ATF waste. Best $8 bucks ever spent!

 
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