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Post by bombay on Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:28 am

Forgive this question if it is dumb, but we
just replaced our A100 Pickup radiator with a chrome FSR one.

We have added our Coolant and put everything back together.

A small amount of gear oil came out of the transmission cooler lines
when we removed the old radiator.

Where do we add oil back in for this loss?

318 Motor with Automatic Transmission. Thanks
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Post by donivan65 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:25 pm

What does the trans dipstick level show after the engine is warmed up?
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Post by bombay on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:33 pm

donivan65 wrote:What does  the trans dipstick  level show after the engine is warmed up?


It reads perfectly full.

Besides coolant, and transmission fluid, is there any other lubricant used on these lower lines?

The guy at the parts store told my employee that there was gear oil needed.
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Post by donivan65 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:41 pm

Those small lines take the hot transmission fluid and the fan sort of cools it off and sends it back to the trans pan,,,,now gear oil, like 85-90w is for gears,,,,like the steering box, manual transmission and rear end have in them,,,,,,
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Post by bombay on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:44 pm

donivan65 wrote:Those small lines take the hot transmission fluid and the fan sort of cools it off and sends it back to the trans pan,,,,now gear oil, like 85-90w is for gears,,,,like the steering box, manual transmission and rear end have in them,,,,,,

That is what I Thought.

Don't know why Parts people gave us that.

Thanks for confirming.
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Post by donivan65 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm

I hope the oil that dripped out of those lines was RED,,,,,,He could of told someone else to use gear oil, which is BROWN, to use in their trans,,,,and the oil goes into the dipstick tube,,,,,so you just ,,,,,never know,,,,,,,,
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Post by Keith D on Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:32 pm

bombay wrote:Forgive this question if it is dumb, but we
just replaced our A100 Pickup radiator with a chrome FSR one.

We have added our Coolant and put everything back together.

A small amount of gear oil came out of the transmission cooler lines
when we removed the old radiator.

Where do we add oil back in for this loss?

318 Motor with Automatic Transmission.   Thanks

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