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How much auto trans fluid does a 4.6 litre 1999 range rover really hold?

I have managed to drain out only a little over 6 litres of the old Dextron oil.The Land Rover official workshop manual says it holds a rather unlikely 11 litres (I think they mean pints).
The local Land Rover dealers say about 6 litres.
I am going to refil with Comma Multi Vehicle automatic fluid which Comma technical dept say exceeds all the requirements of the old dextron oil and is completely suitable for gearbox refill but they did say I should not use the Comma oil if there really was another 5 litres of oil lurking in the transmission somewhere. ie they would not recommend mixing more than 20% of the old dextron with the new comma oil. How much oil does the box hold and have you any reservations or recommendations on the Comma oil.

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  • oldfordy Jan 05, 2009

    I eventually left it draining for two days and managed to get out about 8.5 litres and refilled with oil from my local Land Rover dealer.

    All seems well now

  • european302 Mar 08, 2009

    The Workshop Manual (VDR100370) also states 11 liters to fill the Gearbox after draining it. But draining it did not yield more then 5,5 liters and leaving it to drain (cover off) did not yield more then 1,5 liters extra. I took Landiman's advice and refilled with 6 and then with batches of 500 ml until full. Do not forget to let the oil settle, can't measure staight away. Take care not to overtighten the nut on the Filler tube ! the fluid pan is made of alluminium and hair line cracks will result from overtightning the nut of the tube connecting to the pan. This happened to me and I used an alluminium polymer to seal it. Better to avoid this then to have to repair it.

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Best is to fill about 5 litres and start the vehicle.While idling fill oil in 500 ml incriments while checking the level in between.Each vehicle seems to have a mind of its own.I have had no experience with Comma oils.Most effective would be to replace the transmission filter at the same time and there will always be a little oil left in the tourque converter hence the high volume in your manual.

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