Trans fluid check ?ís
I just finished installing a Setrab cooler for the tranny, I read over the Toyota service instructions on how to check the fluid level and I think Iím overthinking this a bit....
After installing the cooler I went ahead a filled the cooler with fluid...(as much as I could Anyway, started the FJ up and let it run for awhile to check for leaks and to try and get it to a temp of between 115 & 130*. Once I got the truck up to temp by idling in gear for what seemed forever!!!! I pulled the fluid level plug and a decent amount of fluid came out. Then slowed to a trickle...I was in neutral, my question is, Does the trans need to be in Gear or neutral when checking the level? Or Park for that matter? Anyway I let it get back up to temp and checked it again in park, at 130* and this time no fluid trickled out, so I removed the fill plug and pumped some more fluid in till it trickled again.... Am I good ?
Also, I have a Ultragauge to monster trans temps... not sure if it monitors Pan temp or not..
PS. Iím hoping Someone more familiar with this can get me straightened out...
2007 Voodoo Blue, 34x10.50x17 BFG KO2 . 17x8.5 DV8 bronze wheels, Camburg UCA, SAW 2.5ís with 650lb springs and All Pro rear springs.
TRD exhaust, K&N drop in, DRL hack, LED reverse bulbs, Setrab trans cooler..