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#499492 Fri Jan 30 2009 02:03 PM
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TH350, stock pan and much fluid should it take to fill ? before installing a stock converter how much fluid should i put in it ? thanks..................dave

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Don't worry about pre-filling the torque converter.

Put 4 quarts in, start the engine, add 3 more, then add 1/2 at a time (checking fluid level each 1/2 quart)

Then shift manually into each gear PRNDL-LDNRP. Check the fluid level again.
It's better to leave it a little low(at the add line) than to over-fill it.

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54TOW #499564 Fri Jan 30 2009 04:39 PM
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It won't hurt to dump in a quart or two in the converter, but the pump will fill it as soon as the engine starts. With a small cooler, you should be in the 11 quart range if the transmission was dry with a dry converter. Start with four and go from there. Be sure to let the fill tube drain a few minutes before checking. Joe

Last edited by Joe H; Fri Jan 30 2009 04:40 PM.
Joe H #499756 Sat Jan 31 2009 12:17 AM
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Hi David, according to my manual.

A Th350 from 'bone' dry holds 10 quarts.

It wont hurt to put in 7/8 and as 54TOW says,top up 'till

you reach the correct level. It may also vary depending on cooler/length of lines and pan size.

I've definately got this truck thing in my blood ... my DNA sequence has torque settings

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jockbolter50 #499787 Sat Jan 31 2009 01:01 AM
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thanks guys....................dave

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