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Old 06-04-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
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How much transmission fluid is needed

If you're replacing the torque converter and upgrading to the latest recommended fluid? I want to make sure I supply the guy doing the work the appropriate amount.

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Old 06-05-2020, 03:26 PM   #2
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According to the FSM I have-

Pan drain and filter- 7.0L/7.4 qt.
Overhaul- 10.3L/10.88 qt.
Complete w/cooler- 10.8L/11.41 qt.

This is for an 8AT transmission which is what I assume you have in your 2016.
And the capacities are shown to be the same for either the 8L45 or 8L90 versions.

It does not specify the capacity of the torque converter individually that I can find.
And "overhaul" infers but does not specifically state that it includes the converter.

However if it were my bet I would purchase 12 quarts because in the event that the cooler lines get drained you will need 12 anyway.

When I changed the fluid in mine recently I did the pan drain and filter only.
I let it drain overnight and ended up putting just shy of 8 quarts in it as the manual predicted.

So 12 should do it regardless of what you end up doing and you will probably have at most 1 quart extra.

I hope this helps you.
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Old 06-05-2020, 03:28 PM   #3
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Yes sir!!! Thank you very much!

Amazon has them at a good price so, will get 2 cases. Under $100 for both
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Old 06-05-2020, 03:36 PM   #4
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Glad to help.
I should mention to be sure to get the blue label fluid, not the older black label stuff.
This is the right oil-
https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-124715-...dDbGljaz10cnVl

The price has come down quite a bit just since I bought it a few months ago.

If there is any doubt, ask before buying.
Apparently Mobil changed the spec but sort of called it the same thing.
Sneaky of them.

By the way, changing or checking the fluid yourself (should you ever need to) is no big deal to do as long as you have four jack stands and a level place to work.

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