[DaimLan] Daimler 2.5 V8 - gearbox (B/W 35) capacity

Hello -

My car has been stood 2 years.
I recently removed the gearbox oil pan thus emptying the
transmission fluid.

Replacing the fluid - I got as far as 6.2 litres and it started
overflowing up the dipstick pipe !

I turned the engine over in case of air-lock and to pump round the
cooler pipes.
The level has dropped but still 1’’ above the high mark on the
dipstick without running the engine.
I am surprised as the manual states 8.5 litre capacity ?

Apart from capacity - the only advice in my workshop manual is
that ‘‘replacement of fluid is neither required nor recommended’’ !

How much fluid came out I’ve no idea owing to a nasty spillage
before I could measure !–
M_G
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–

[Commercial use of subscribers e-mail addresses prohibited.]

To remove yourself from this list, go to


// list policy dictates that messages be trimmed

My car has been stood 2 years.
I recently removed the gearbox oil pan thus emptying the
transmission fluid.

Replacing the fluid - I got as far as 6.2 litres and it started
overflowing up the dipstick pipe !

I turned the engine over in case of air-lock and to pump round the
cooler pipes.
The level has dropped but still 1’’ above the high mark on the
dipstick without running the engine.
I am surprised as the manual states 8.5 litre capacity ?

Apart from capacity - the only advice in my workshop manual is
that ‘‘replacement of fluid is neither required nor recommended’’ !

How much fluid came out I’ve no idea owing to a nasty spillage
before I could measure !

At least the bottom half of the torque converter would have still
been full of fluid, as would some of the hydraulic analogue computer
which controls the box and maybe some of the actuators and pipes. My
Rover also uses a Borg Warner 35, and its manual says the torque
converter capacity is 9 pints, so I’d say it is about right.

Roger Holmes
'69 V8-250
'66 Rover P5 Coupe

[Commercial use of subscribers e-mail addresses prohibited.]==============================
To remove yourself from this list, go to


// list policy dictates that messages be trimmed

In reply to a message from M_G sent Tue 24 Jul 2007:

Thanks Roger -

is there a ‘‘rule-of-thumb’’ for checking fluid level without running
the engine ?

I don’t want to fire the engine until I’m sure I’ve not overfilled,
though I have turned over on the starter to get the fluid pumped
round the pipes etc.–
M_G
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–
–Support Jag-lovers - Donate at http://www.jag-lovers.org/donate04.php

[Commercial use of subscribers e-mail addresses prohibited.]

To remove yourself from this list, go to


// list policy dictates that messages be trimmed

In reply to a message from M_G sent Tue 24 Jul 2007:

MG,

Mine drops by about 1 inch from stationary to cold running. I
suppose it also depends upon how much of the torque converter fluid
has drained back down.

From your comments, I think that you will be fine and the level
will drop as soon as you get the fluid working.

Clive–
cliveje
Chandler, AZ, United States
–Posted using Jag-lovers JagFORUM [forums.jag-lovers.org]–
–Support Jag-lovers - Donate at http://www.jag-lovers.org/donate04.php

[Commercial use of subscribers e-mail addresses prohibited.]

To remove yourself from this list, go to


// list policy dictates that messages be trimmed