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Dang it's Sunday. Book is at work. But, C6 transmission. Throw six quarts in, start it up add two more. Hold the brake and run it threw all the shifter positions. Then check and fill as necessary. I believe these hold 10.5 to 11.5 quarts. Take it for a drive, then recheck.

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