First pic shows that I Poured old ATF into waste containers. I then cleaned out the measured container.
Second picture shows filling measured container with new ATF with the same amount which was drained. To the tape mark.
The third picture shows the ATF charging (filling) tube.
The fourth picture shows container of new ATF with same amount drained ready to be poured into the charge tube.
Every 15k miles or so I perform this procedure three times with a few hundred miles in between. This is the 2nd drain in this cycle. With the first cycle drain I always drop the pan to clean the magnets and inspect the pan. The next two are just a drain and fill.
NOTE: I do this with my Armada warmed up so the ATF is hot when drained. I let the container of drained ATF sit until it cools down before marking the amount. I do this because when hot the ATF is expanded and when cool it is a little lower in the container. Since I am filling with cool ATF I want the level to be accurate. It doesn't lower it much at all, but after doing this a bunch of times it can make a difference. And of course, always check the fluid level with the dipstick for accuracy.
I think with the next pan drop I am going to install a PML transmission oil pan. I like the idea of extra ATF working to keep things smooth in there.
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