... how much oil usually comes out, its a 96-97 style...
The pan usually has about 4 quarts in it,but it seems like I have overflowed my 5 qt oil change pan before; its right about there somewhere.
I have a 3' x 4' pan that's ~2" deep that I set my drain pan in when I start dropping the pan...
A "mercon shower" sux; If you get it in your eyes it hurts like hell. Wear safety glasses! It burns my skin, so I wear textured nitrile gloves.
The TC usually has about the same, iirc.
If you pull the VB
off, there's ~3-4 quarts there.
The most I've ever put in was just over 12 quarts; but I have one mostly empty in my garage waiting to be put in that will take a bunch, I bet.
I've been using Castrol mercon V; it's expensive, but it works well.
When my tranny was leaking badly from the driveshaft taking out the tailshft bushings, I used mercon III to try keep it full. It's a lot less expensive, but prone to shudder.
That may have helped end it's life, but I doubt it.
From personal experience, It will kill it driving with it low
; so try to keep it very close to full. I'd fix it asap; I know how hard that can be, tho.
Good luck with it.
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