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Old 02-16-2018, 02:15 PM   #1
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Cat 3126 Thomas trans question

Does anyone know what trans fluid and how much is needed for a 1999 Thomas, 37' 10" bus? It sat from end of July until now. Pulled the dipstick and it's not even registering. I don't know what kind of trans other than it's an automatic.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:48 PM   #2
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Does anyone know what trans fluid and how much is needed for a 1999 Thomas, 37' 10" bus? It sat from end of July until now. Pulled the dipstick and it's not even registering. I don't know what kind of trans other than it's an automatic.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
The normal check is wih the transmission fluid at operating temp, and the engine idling.

Which transmission?
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There should be a tag on the passenger side of the transmission that will tell you what model of transmission you have. It may be covered with stuff so take a rag the first time under.
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Likely a 3060 like mine.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:15 PM   #5
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It's an Allison MD3060. It's warming up now. Worst case scenario, what's the capacity of it if it all drained out?
I'm getting to old to crawl around on the cold ground like that! LOL The identification plate was on the driver's side. But at least I know where to find it now, thank you!

Kudos to y'all for such a quick response! Wow!
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It's an Allison MD3060. It's warming up now. Worst case scenario, what's the capacity of it if it all drained out?
I'm getting to old to crawl around on the cold ground like that! LOL The identification plate was on the driver's side. But at least I know where to find it now, thank you!

Kudos to y'all for such a quick response! Wow!


Let us know! I havenít changed my fluid because the maintenance log showed it still being good for a while. I should probably look into it before my big trip though.
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hey guys, just saying hi and seeing if I can post. just got my bus a couple days ago...starting the teardown...
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hey guys, just saying hi and seeing if I can post. just got my bus a couple days ago...starting the teardown...
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It works. You won't be able to post links until you have posted something like 5 or 10 times. Other than that, you're good.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:13 PM   #9
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Thanks again y'all! Got her moving. It'll be a miracle if she makes it this 600+ mile trip, wish me luck! ��
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If you get a bus running it will usually do fine as long as you want to keep driving it. Problems come at startup, so don't shut her down till you get home.

Remember, drive it like you stole it. Buses are invisible.
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