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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Caprice pan:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Is that plug in the same relative position in the pan? I read on a Holden board that they had issues if they extended the tube to the same height as the Caprice's, it would hit the valve body. They also talked about Cadillac STS-V and a wide mouth filter from the 6L90E:
http://www.ls1.com.au/forum/showthread. ... 80E/page23

Lots of info in that thread. Ultimately, then mention the G8 guys use the Camaro pan and wide mouth filter.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:27 pm 
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sounds like I'm low on fluid sir


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:05 am 
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xcidmigs wrote:
sounds like I'm low on fluid sir


I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have drained any reading Moose's link. 6 qts from empty should have been fine, problem is I have no way of telling what all spilled on the shop floor but it was around a full quart. Just like the link says though, I guess in this case it can't hurt to overfill a bit.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:40 pm 
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xcidmigs wrote:
sounds like I'm low on fluid sir


Our dipstick tubes might be different since the guy we got them from modified the design for my car. The only way to really know if your dipstick's hashed "hot" area is in the right spot is to install it, remove the pan, and see where the hashed area is in relation to the pan rail. My hashed area is right around the pan rail, which is about 0.180" higher than the stock Caprice level. I then put in another 1/4 or 1/2 quart on top of that and so far, so good, even under very hard acceleration.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:48 am 
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After my drainage I added a half quart and that brought me to about 80% on the Lokar dipstick, then I added another half quart and I'm over the full lol. Oh well, if everyone else has been overfilling I'll be fine. I also haven't seem my temp rise above 50C, could be the colder weather, but that 62C was ridiculous even though I was low on fluid. Always good to keep temps down, also for about 2000 miles, I haven't had any issues with RP and the slip additive being in the diff. Off-topic I know, I just had to say it lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:30 pm 
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I discovered my transmission is leaking. I am pretty sure it is leaking from the pan gasket since I think it may have just been serviced at 100k. It could be something else, but I couldn't see anything obvious and the converter appeared dry. The cooler line fittings were also dry. I liked the idea of using this pan so I ordered one.

The pan was $19.60 at Rockauto when I ordered it. Today it is $20.99 though.

When I was checking for the leak, I found a rubber hose on the left side of the transmission just dangling there. It is either capped off or has a vent on the end. It is about 1/2" in diameter. I couldn't really see to follow where it goes. I thought it could be a drain, but it appears to be sealed. Does anyone know what this might be?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 am 
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Does it have a round white thing on the end? It may be the vent. If it is, it's supposed to be attached to the rear of the driver's side cylinder head.

http://www.g8board.com/forums/2136618-post9.html


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