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Thread: When I install Torque Converter do I put Transmission Fluid in it first???
          
   
   

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    When I install Torque Converter do I put Transmission Fluid in it first???

     



    Hello Everyone, When I put my Torque Converter in should I have it full of Transmission Fluid or can I install it empty??? Thanks Bill

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    Fill it first! Put a little on the snout too, the front seal will thank you.
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    I've been successful both ways but common sense (and most mfr's instructions!!) says to put at least a quart of ATF in the converter before installation to aid in the priming of the internals.
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    Is converter new? This lead me to ask another question. Back in my teens...when I had a used converter that I wanted flushed. I use to drill a hole for a pipe thread plug....fill with mineral spirits....do my own flush, plug, and fill with fresh fluid. Would you concider this acceptable? You'd be suprised the trash I'd get out of it.

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    .....Thank You Bob, Dave & Dave! I will fill it first & put some on the stout! No it's not new but it's the same one I had in my car before the motor blew which is why I have the Tq. Converter out of the car. It has about 12,000 miles on it..... Thanks again, Bill

    ps, mine already has a little pipe plug in it, I guess to flush it?.....
    Last edited by billlsbird; 11-03-2008 at 06:29 AM.

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    i always fill mine to the gills the little mess is worth saving the 600 dollar converter

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    .....Thank You Gassersrule! yeah, I don't want to mess it up. I'll get as much in as I can...... Bill

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