Proper transmission fluid?

TdubTdub Posts: 244 Baller
I am sure this has been discussed over and over. I just need the latest info. I have a 2004 SN Limited. What is the proper Trans fluid to use? The engine is the Excaliber.

Cheers.
Tom
Bruce_Butterfield

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  • DougDoug Posts: 43 Baller
    Dextron/Mercon 3
    Tdub
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,377 Mega Baller
    edited June 2018
    Dextron 3/ Mercon Most commonly called dex/merc in the auto parts store since the dextron 3 name is not licenced any more.

    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    Tdub
  • dbutcherdbutcher Posts: 303 Solid Baller
    It seems like there should be, but there's no T in Dexron.
    Tduboldjeep
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,047
    What about a good pump for the Trans, mine died the last time I changed it.
    Loving the new ZO Rev. S Plus Mode C3+
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,482 Mega Baller
    I like a mityvac large enough to do oil and trans fluids simultaneously.
    TdubEd_Johnson
  • TdubTdub Posts: 244 Baller
    Thanks to all. @oldjeep thanks for the pix. Gonna be hot here this weekend. It is about time.
  • skihackerskihacker Posts: 302 Baller
    Mityvac 7201 holds 8 liters? With a hunk of heater hose I can rig it to the engine drain hose and a warm motor is empty in a minute or so.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,482 Mega Baller
    Yup hot tip for you though. If you buy a new mity vac get a tube of silicone caulk and cover the end of the pump tube with it. From the factory they use an epoxy and after about a year oil will start seeping into the pump and blowing out around the shaft.
  • TdubTdub Posts: 244 Baller
    One last transmission fluid question. I am very picky when it comes to changing the oil. Every 30 hours. Tranny fluid not so much. Been a couple years. So I ordered the pump @Oldjeep suggested and it works great, but I only got maybe a pint out of the transmission. My manual says 2 Quarts! Excalibur 330. Have I been that bad? Am I not getting the tube down all the way? Dipstick shows nothing. Help please.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,377 Mega Baller
    You will never get it all out, that is why i measure what is removed. You can try tipping nose of trailer up or down to get fluid to pool near fill. On my vdrive you raise nose to get more out not sure on a dd.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    Tdub
  • CBR51CBR51 Posts: 75 Baller
    make sure you use a small enough tube on your pump to go all the way down the small hole inside. You should get approx 2 quarts out then.
    Tdub
  • TELTEL Posts: 279 Solid Baller
    I use just a cheap hand fluid pump you can get at harbor freight used a rubber stopper in the hose drilled a hole in it to fit a small semi hard hose I think 1/4" you can work it to the bottom get all 2 quarts. I change the oil in the engine first so I can pour the used trans fluid in the quart bottles to make sure I got 2 quarts out. I change it every other year. Cheap and easy
    Tdub
  • TdubTdub Posts: 244 Baller
    Thanks to all.
  • TdubTdub Posts: 244 Baller
    I finally added a short piece of copper tubing to the rubber tube that came with the pump that @Oldjeep suggested. I hit bottom of the tranny and extracted 2 quarts. Perfect.
    Thanks again for the tips.
    oldjeep
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