Transmission fluid level question??
It was raining like hell yesterday, so I pulled my truck into the garage to change the transmission fluid. Mine had been changed at some point, but not in the last 30k so it was time. I didnt do a complete flush, just dropped the pan, changed the filter with a new gasket and about 4.8 quarts of castrol mercon v.
When i went to check the fluid level after all this was done, it read about 1/8 in. above the max on the crosshatch. I checked it on a level surface, in park, with the engine running. Now today, in the walmart parking lot, it reads at exactly the halfway mark, so somehow it has dropped a good half inch overnight.
Nothing is leaking from the pan gasket or any other place as far as I can tell. Is this normal??? Did the new filter somehow absorb some fluid, and dropped the fluid level? Going on a road trip soon, and Id hate to leak all the fluid out and roast my transmission.
Truck drives amazing now though!
2004 4x4, ex-fleet vehicle. 4.0 v6 with 110 k, 4.10 gears.
Modifications: Whelan hidden strobes, Ion 174 alloys, yokohama geolander at 235s, billet grille, airbox mod, Dynomax exhaust. slight torsion crank. More to come!!