Table 5. Lubrication Instructions - Continued.
Transmission Oil Level Check
The transmission oil level is checked with the engine running at idle speed. Great care must be
taken with hot components. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
The transmission oil must be at its operating temperature before you check the oil level. Failure
to comply with this instruction could result in the transmission being incorrectly filled with oil
and becoming damaged.
Park the machine on level ground.
Engage the parking brake.
Start the engine (WP 0005) and allow engine to idle until low trans temp light is extinguished.
Remove the transmission dipstick from the filler tube and clean the dipstick.
When inserting the transmission dipstick into the filler tube, ensure that the words "THIS FACE
UP" on the dipstick are properly oriented. If inserted improperly, the transmission oil level will
be incorrect, resulting in damage to the transmission.
Insert transmission dipstick into the filler tube.
Remove dipstick and verify that oil level is between ADD and FULL marks.
Do not overfill as this would cause overheating problems and foaming of the oil. A low oil level
If indicated oil level is below ADD mark on dipstick, add enough proper grade oil to bring oil level to between the ADD
and FULL marks.
After adding oil, leave the engine idling for 1 minute, then repeat above procedure until the oil level is correct. Once the
transmission oil level is correct, turn off the engine.
Figure 16. Transmission Oil Level