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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

Just had my 4r100 rebuilt and got a new converter. I was just curious of the process adding atf. How much to add before i start it? Whats the steps?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 01:56 AM
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Re: Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

Add eight quarts through the dipstick. Start the engine and run for ONE MINUTE. Add five more quarts and start it again. Warm the trans up and move the shifter to each position from P to 1. Set the level with the engine running and the shifter in park.

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Re: Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

Whats the best fluid to use for a 4r100/e4od? I hear shaeffers but im talkin like a good local trans fluid that you cant get anywhere preferably a synthetic? Im puttin in a new converter n valve body n dont wont to go cheap on protection.

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Re: Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

I like Mobil 1 synthetic ATF.

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Re: Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

Ya i just have seen it anywhere around my area just have to keep lookin. Went to advanced auto all they had was castrol.

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Re: Installing a rebuilt 4R fluid question

I don't want to hijack your thread but I'm installing my BTS trans tomorrow and had a question about flushing the system. I am installing a new 6.0 trans cooler along with the trans.
Do I have to do anything to flush the lines between the trans and cooler? My old trans blew second, i think because of a diode failure, so there is a possibility that there will be metal shavings in the oil.
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