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I installed a 1 quart larger pan and a check valve in the cooler return line.

I have no idea how much I took out. I removed the pan and radiator. I had fluid draining out of the case and lines for several days. I'm guessing that the converter is empty or nearly empty.

I am thinking that I should start with 5 quarts and go from there.
 

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Drop it it
Run motor for about 5 seconds shut off and see where Level is

Make final check with motor idling and fluid hot
 

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Frist, I would remove the inspection plate and turn the motor by hand till the drain plug for the converter is at 6 O'clock and drain it. With the deeper pan my car held about 9 Quarts. I started with 4 Quarts. Go through the gears before you check the level. I would stop filling at about 7 or 8 Quarts and let it drain for a while. I always get an inaccurate reading after pouring fluid down the dip stick tube.
 

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Four quarts to start is industry standard "initial fill" on almost all automatics. Then start it up to check and fill from there.
 
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