<VV> Gear lube level problem

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Fri Jul 24 21:17:31 EDT 2015

Smitty is correct as usual.
It says "Trans Fill Only. Check Oil Level at Axle Filler Plug"
I fill the trans till it runs out, put the plug in and then fill the differential until it runs out since that's what GM says to do.
I usually give it a little time to settle and check again.
Joel McGregor

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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Smitty via VirtualVairs
Subject: <VV> Gear lube level problem

Smitty Says   This may have already been answered.  If so I didn't see it. 
On Early trannys including 65 There is a 2.5 diameter disc (gasket) under the fill port nut.  It says Transmission fill only.  Also says check fluid level at axel servicing plug.  Or some words to that effect.
This means to me that to service properly  you pull both plugs.  Then fill at the tranny fill hole till it runs out the axle service plug.  In other words the holes are known to be at different levels and you should not fill at the tranny without pulling the axle plug and not expect to top off at the tranny with the axel plug installed. 

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