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Old 12-14-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Need to drain trans fluid from torque converter to ship it

I've got a 4l60E torque converter that I need to ship and I'm trying to figure out how to drain the trans fluid out. About half a cup drained out by just flipping it over. Is there a way to get more out to make the shipping cheaper. Let me know if you have any ideas and no I'm not going to drill a hole in it. Thanks
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turn it upside down but dont let it sit flat so it wont get any air. that is the only way that I have ever drained them.
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try a transfer pump, can pick one up for a couple bucks at walmart. I have not tried it but don't see why it wouldn't work
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Sounds good Cody I'll give it a try and flip it over on an angle and just let it drain out hopefully that works.
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try a transfer pump, can pick one up for a couple bucks at walmart. I have not tried it but don't see why it wouldn't work
I'll give Cody's advice a shot first then go check out the pump, if I use it I'll post and let you know.
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I have had good luck with turning them face down on a bucket and letting them drain.
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I have had good luck with turning them face down on a bucket and letting them drain.
Did it take long Mike?
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Putting it pump side down on top of a bucket will drain it the most.
12 hours approx.
A pump is useless.
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Awesome guys thanks for the tipss. I've got it draining upside down right now with an angle and a little stream is coming out.
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What did the converter come out of, a 4l60E?
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What did the converter come out of, a 4l60E?
It came out of a 2001 Trans Am, it was a complete Engine/Trans pull out from FPARTS on E-Bay.
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It doesn't take 12 hours to drain a converter. I would seal the snout up with masking tape before shipping it. Thats good practice even for periods of storage also.
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It doesn't take 12 hours to drain a converter. I would seal the snout up with masking tape before shipping it. Thats good practice even for periods of storage also.
Yea, careful you don't over-drain it.
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