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Old February 20th, 2017, 09:59   #1
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Doing the "top fill" method, got about 4.2 to 4.3 liters out, weighted 6 pounds, about the same as 4 liters of new fluid. Is the quantity I put in real critical? Debating if I should put in the 4 liters measured by weight, the 4.2-4.3 liters measured by volume, or the 4.5 liters the DIY guides suggest?
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Old February 20th, 2017, 10:07   #2
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I've always added 4.7 liters via the top-fill method, no issues thus far.
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I've always added 4.7 liters via the top-fill method, no issues thus far.
That's what i did.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 12:20   #4
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Thanks! The scale I used wasn't that accurate, so I'll split the differnce between the 4.2-4.3 I measured and the 4.7 recommended here and put in 4.5. That's what the DIY article at myturbodiesel.com recommends, and either way it's within the +- .2-.3 they recommend.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 12:34   #5
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I thought you were supposed to just add fluid until it overflows from that little tube that goes into the drain hole, at a certain temperature.

Since that sounds extremely easy, why not just do that, and then the level will be exactly where it's supposed to be?
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Old February 20th, 2017, 13:54   #6
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That's the factory "bottom side" method. Nothing wrong with it, but "top side" "measure and refill" method works better for me as I don't have a lift to raise the car and keep it level. Put it back together and took a test drive, ran the windows up and down and turned the steering lock to lock and the warning lights went out. Drove a couple miles and shifts better, If it doesn't show any leaks I'll put the belly pan back on tomorrow.
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4.7 works fine for me, perfect i would say.
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