<VV> 140 PG swap complete - PG is "weak"?

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Jun 9 10:02:24 EDT 2014

I find getting a PG to the correct fluid level is just a little tricky, since you check the fluid fully warmed up with the engine idling.  Fully warmed up really means after a drive, I have found it takes several miles.

I'll assume here you don't have that luxury.  With it just sitting you want to fill it at least to the full mark.  After starting, check it while it's running and fill so it's showing on the stick, but not all the way up to the add mark.  The trans needs no "warming" from sitting, you just need enough fluid in it.

Off the shelf Dexron is fine for our PGs.  Use whatever brand you like.


On Jun 8, 2014, at 11:24 PM, Charlie via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> In drive, the rear wheels both spin "forward" but in reverse, it looks like
> they try to move "backward" but don't actually turn around even a 1/4 turn.
> I'm thinking the PG "pumps" need to get warmed up after so long sitting?
> I'm adding a little fluid at a time until she comes up on the stick ~ any
> caveats on PG fluid?

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