I need to change the fluid and filter in my 1976 corvette.
I called the local stealership and by the time they are done with
labour, and taxes, it is around $350. They wanted over $80 for a
filter and gasket!
Corvette Central - $12.95 or so...
I did some research on the web, and it is pretty straightforward from
what I see, aside
from the torque converter. Drilling a hole in the torque converter is
not advised. The best way (aside from using a special flushing
machine) appears to be:
1- remove tranny cover and replace gasket and filter, clean it all up
2- top up fluid
3- remove one end of tranny coolant hose and put it into a bucket
4- start car, run thru gears on tranny, and drain out approx 1 quart
5- shut off car, refill transmission
repeat steps 4- 5 until the fluid coming out is the same colour as
what you are pouring
In terms of the fluid, mine takes Dextron III. Apparently higher
numbers are all
compatible with the lower ones. ie I could use Dextron V. Best not to
mix though. You
get added benefits with the improvements in the newer mixtures if you
more by going to a synthetic.
Now - before I proceed, I got this off the web and I am no expert. So
does anyone have
anything to add to this? Things I should not do? Errors or mis-
understandings I may
have in this?