How much fluid does a 350 Turbo hold?

Asked By: Dawood Slattery | Last Updated: 12th March, 2020
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A TH350 with stock pan and converter will take between 10 and 11 quarts if completely dry. Once you get 8 or 9 quarts in, start checking the dipstick.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what kind of fluid goes in a th350?

If you want to use your TH350 or TH400 for faster and speedier performance, perhaps Ford type F fluid is best for transmission purpose. I'd recommend Dexron III too, but Dex 3 is more of a friendly companion to TH350.

Furthermore, how many quarts of fluid does a th400 hold?

TRANSMISSION FLUID CAPACITY
Transmission (w/ Stock Pan) # of Quarts
GM TH350 4
GM TH400 6
GM Powerglide 4

Thereof, how much fluid does a Turbo 400 hold?

Recommendations on the amount of transmission fluid to be used vary from one instance to the next on several factors, including the type of torque converter. You can expect to use between 11 and 12 quarts of fluid in the stock version.

How many quarts does a th350 filter change?

Put in 4 quarts and start it up. Run it through the gears and then back to park and fill to the correct mark on the stick. If you install a new converter, just pour a half quart of fluid or so in there.

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Is Type F transmission fluid the same as mercon?

The difference in Mercon and Mercon V is in the low temperature performance, the resistance to breakdown at high temperatures, and the slipperyness of the oil, from what I've read. From personal experience, FWIW, type F WILL NOT "fix" your sticky shifter.

What is the best ATF 4 transmission fluid?

The Best Automatic Transmission Fluids
Brand & Product Name Price Rating
Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF $$ See Price
Royal Purple Max ATF $$$ See Price
Valvoline MaxLife Full Synthetic ATF $$ See Price
Castrol Transmax $ See Price

What is the difference between ATF and ATF 4?

ATF +4 is a synthetic fluid for finely-tuned transmissions, so if you use a non-synthetic ATF instead of ATF +4 in a car or truck that calls for it, you could damage the transmission. You may use ATF +4 in most applications that call for older Dexron and Mercon fluids.

Is Lucas Good for transmission?

Lucas can be useful in freeing up any worn transmission valve body solenoids. It also has friction modifiers which are added to renew transmission bands. While the Lucas additive can improve the friction between clutch plates it can not restore transmission bands that are worn out.

Can you mix regular transmission fluid with synthetic fluid?


Is it OK to mix synthetic ATF with a conventional and/or synthetic blend ATF? Yes. Synthetic ATF and conventional fluids are 100 percent compatible with each other.

What type of fluid does a GM 700r4 take?

The recommended transmission fluid is Dextron VI with a capacity of 11 Quarts.

What happens if transmission is overfilled?

When an automatic transmission is overfilled, the fluid foams, leading to gear shifting problems, oil starvation as well as transmission damage. On the other hand, an overfilled manual transmission results in fluid-leak from the vent and the shifting the gear becomes a problem when the clutch is depressed.

What is Type F transmission fluid?

Super Tech Automatic Transmission Fluid Type F is a premium quality automatic transmission fluid formulated to provide excellent performance in your vehicle. It is best when used in Ford Motor Company automatic transmissions built prior to 1977 and certain models for years 1977 through 1980.

Is a Turbo 400 transmission good?

The TH400 is an automatic shift, three-speed, longitudinally positioned transmission. It is widely regarded to be a supremely durable and legendary transmission. The TH400 is conservatively rated at 450 ft.

What does a Turbo 400 transmission look like?


It actually has five sides. It measures 13 1/2-inches long and 13-inches wide. The Turbo 400 pan is longer than it is wide. The part of the pan at the rear of the transmission looks like the lower part of the state of Texas (really).

What transmission fluid does a Turbo 400 take?

Amsoil ATF works great in these vintage Turbo 400's. The ATF's already mentioned are all very good, or you could use the Mobil 1 Dex III/ Mercon that you are using in your newer cars and stock only one kind of fluid. A built 400 will work well with ANY ATF if kept at a reasonable temp.

What transmission fluid goes in a 4l80e?

In 2006, GM superceded Dexron III as the recommended fill with Dexron VI, which is backwards compatible with the earlier versions. The transmission typically accepts a 6.3 quart fill.

What vehicles came with a th400?

The TH400 was initially placed in Buick and Cadillac cars and later added to Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac cars. This transmission eventually made its way into many of the truck applications for General Motors.

How much transmission fluid do I need?

Most passenger vehicles take from 12 to 16 quarts of transmission fluid, but the model of the vehicle dictates the type and how much. While many vehicles come with a dipstick to check the transmission fluid, there are other models that do not.

How many gears does a Turbo 400 have?


TH-400 transmissions are three-speed automatics, with a 2.48:1 first gear. Reverse gear is 2.08:1 and third gear is an even 1 to 1. Turbo 400s use three tail shaft lengths; the most preferred units for a GM swap would have the short 4-inch tail shaft.

How do you check transmission fluid on a th400?

Start the car, let it come off of high idle, pull the dipstick out and wipe it off then reinsert it and pull it out again to check the actual working level of the fluid.

How much fluid does a 4l60e take?

A 4L60E will take 4-6 quarts on a fluid and filter change.