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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Re: How much auto trans fluid does a 4.6 litre 1999 range...
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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raise vehicle evenly undo pan bolts on trans (get correct fluid from auto store and service kit before) let drain and remove old filter (making sure drain tray is big enough to hold over 15 litres of trans fluid ) clean every thing spotlessly leavin no trace of lint or contamination in or on pan or trans . replace new filter and pan gasket , fill to the desired manufactures requirements. run thru all gears and check level if possible for correct level , if not possible what the manufactures requirements are. hope that works out well for you
if the torque convertor is drained then it will take about 13-15 litres of oil. if the convertor was not drained then it will take about 5-6 litres. run the engine after you added fluid putting the trans into reverse and drive then park and recheck fluid level and add until fluid level is at the full mark.
just a different make or brand ,none at all unless you put EP90 hypoid oil in ,never mind what you see on CSI about different coloured oils this is just a story so long as the spec is on the can ATF dex then no problem as i use a lot of dextron tipper hydraulic oil for rams in auto boxes as its the same spec as the ATF dextron and for what i pay for 5 litres i can buy 25 litres for the same price of dextron tipper oil and its got the same spec codes on as the ATF .but its oil colour and not red
If you have the automatic trans it takes 3.8 litres of fluid if doing a service with the filter. If you drain the torque converter (usually only on a tranny swap or new install) it takes 4.7 litres if it is the 30RH tranny and 6.4 litres if it is the 32RH tranny (call the dealer with your vin number to find out which one you have).
If you have a manual trans it takes 2.3 litres.
As for the transfer case there are 4 different transfer cases used that year.
NP242 takes 1.4 litres
NP247 and NP249 take 1.6 litres
NP213 takes 1 litre
Again you can call the dealer with your vin to see what transfer case you have if you don't know.
The best method is called 'Fluid Exchange" and is accomplised by a fluid transfer machine (very expensive). Call/go by your nearest Hyundai dealership. They can do it for you. If you want to do it yourself, you'll need the Hyundai specific fluid called 'SP III' (SP -w/3 I's) If you don't have this fluid exchange machine, best you have the technicians at the dealership do it. Here's the problem, you can't drain more than 3 quarts by draining the pan (Trans has approx 7 qt system). The majority of the fluid is in the torque converter (which does not drain)... that's why it's a fluid exchange process.