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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:30
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Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

I am in the process of replacing all the fluids in my new 2000 XJ. I checked my transfer case (242), the fluid level was fine, but dirty. I drained it, and could only get 1.5 qts of ATF in the case before it started running out the fill hole??

Manual says capacity is a little over 2.5 qts. Is it normal not to get all the old out?

I sealed it up, ran it through all the 2wd/4wd ranges - no noise, all ranges work fine. Checked level again - was spot on at the top of the fill hole.

Any cause for concern?

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Old September 15th, 2008, 07:32
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

The books are wrong about everything like that. My 231 takes a little less than 2, my 4.0 takes 4.5 quarts (not the 6 the book says), etc
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Old September 15th, 2008, 09:57
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

Capacity may be 2.5 quarts. But when you drain it, not all of the old fluid comes out. You'd have to pull the t-case out to completely drain it. And the 4.0 does take 6 quarts if you're changing the oil filter.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 09:59
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

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The books are wrong about everything like that. My 231 takes a little less than 2, my 4.0 takes 4.5 quarts (not the 6 the book says), etc

Um, what? Do you change the filter when you change the oil? I have had several 4.0's now and every one of them will take 6 quarts every time I change the oil.

As for the T-case, yes that is normal, no cause for concern.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 10:24
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

Thanks for the input on the tcase. I figured I was ok, but it never hurts to ask...
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Old September 15th, 2008, 10:25
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Um, what? Do you change the filter when you change the oil? I have had several 4.0's now and every one of them will take 6 quarts every time I change the oil.
Yeah I change the filter, but every oil change it starts to be high on the stick at 5 quarts (after sitting).
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Old September 15th, 2008, 10:46
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Manual says capacity is a little over 2.5 qts.
This is what my 89's Owner Manual says


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Old September 15th, 2008, 12:28
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

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This is what my 89's Owner Manual says


My 88 OM says the same thing as the attached. (3 pints and 2.2 pints)
So is it quarts or pints?
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Old September 15th, 2008, 13:24
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My 88 OM says the same thing as the attached. (3 pints and 2.2 pints)
So is it quarts or pints?
3 pint = 1.5 quart
2.2 pint = 1.1 quart

My 231 takes just that; i.e., just a bit over one quart.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 13:46
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

I'm an idiot...

Apparently I can't read my manual any more - It is 2.85 pint capacity, not quarts, which I tought it was (It converts to 1.43 quarts - pretty darn close to what I put in). It helps to pay attention when readin' those manuals...

Thanks to all for the replies. I'm good to go...
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Old September 15th, 2008, 14:38
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3 pint = 1.5 quart
2.2 pint = 1.1 quart
LOL..........
Never thought about converting # of pint's to quarts........
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

I s - was spot on at the top of the fill hole.



Thnx[/QUOTE]

Question -how do you get it to the TOP of the fill hole

It always runs out of the bottom of the hole in mine.

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Old September 15th, 2008, 14:59
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

Hell, if I don't know the difference between a pint and a quart, how would I know the difference between the top and the bottom of the fill hole??
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

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Hell, if I don't know the difference between a pint and a quart, how would I know the difference between the top and the bottom of the fill hole??
DOH!
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Old September 15th, 2008, 22:56
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Re: Transfer Case Drain/Fill only 1.5 qts??

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Yeah I change the filter, but every oil change it starts to be high on the stick at 5 quarts (after sitting).
Got a few extra dents in the oil pan, or just lots and lots of sludge?
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