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    famous bob mopar misfit

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    hey you trans guys out there , I just changed the speedometer drive gear seal , about a full qt of fluid drained out , (maybe a hair more) . Do I need to replace that amount , or was my trans over full ? I suspect it just to be trapped fliud back there .
    I have an after market trans dipstick and a loose 3500 convertor , have never been sure of the fluid level in it .
    Anyone know where the fluid level should be on a sitting still 727 torqueflite / I realize the convertor drainback will affect the level some ---------------thanks , bob
     
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    Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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    Sounds about right, same thing happened to me when changing the speedo cable! 65'
     
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    Now that you've DONE it you should have jacked up the left rear quarter and it would have helped retain some of that
     
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    Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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    Convertor drainback shouldn't affect your level reading, since it should be checked while running...
     
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    ..........and when in NEUTRAL, not park..............

    And incidently, if you DO have a drainback problem, especially on a "rig" that sits a lot, start and idle in in neutral, not park on warmup
     
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      If you have an aftermarket dipstick, check this.

      Take the pan off. Mark the stick with a grinder an 1/8 inch below the gasket surface. The oil should not be higher than the pan. Trust me, I bought a braided steel dipstick and learned the hard way blowing fluid out the overflow vent.
       
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      • famous bob

        famous bob mopar misfit

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        That`s what I wanted , suspect I `ve had it over full all along !
         
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          I had a fancy braided stainless trans dipstick also. That thing was JUNK. The dipstick marks were way off. And it started leaking through the hose after a year or two. I put a factory style dipstick and tube in.
           
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            I tried , but dont have the room for a factory dipstick tube , hence the braided one .
             
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