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Old 05-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #13
Sicily1918
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Originally Posted by BMWCaptain View Post
It is not only what fluid you got out, rather what is the capacity. I have done many a 5l40e or 5hp19 trannys and they have all took 6 plus quarts of fluid.
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Originally Posted by Dave1027 View Post
I think you have that backward. The fluid expands as it warms up. The tranny will take more fluid cold than warm.
I wasn't suggesting that ATF doesn't expand, I was stating the fact that if you fill an auto tranny while cold, it will be low; the tranny takes another quart after it's been warmed up and put through the gears, and it's even shown in the video I posted.
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