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Old 05-13-2013, 03:17 PM
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I should also point out that if you start the engine (and run it, to set the oil level after doing the pan drain and refill), you will be blowing all the old oil (from the converter) into the sump.

So DON'T start the engine until you've got the cooler line disconnected (or ready to disconnect). Then, ALL the old oil from the converter will end up in your bucket (or, if you're like me, probably on the driveway!) instead of mixed into the pan. It normally takes about 7 quarts to refill an RFE trans after a pan drop, so I would throw in 8 quarts and then start it up and pump a gallon out the cooler line. Then shut it off, add another gallon of fresh oil, and pump out another gallon. Then shut it off, reconnect the cooler line, add 2-3 quarts, then start it up again and set the final level.
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