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Transmission fluid level in '65 GTO
First, I am not sure what type of automatic transmission is installed. Possibly the original (pictures attached)?
When the car is sitting level and cold, the transmission fluid level looks fine but once I start-up/warm-up the car it appears almost bone dry as shown in my pictures.
NOTE: When the car is warm, I am checking the fluid while it's running (not sure if this is correct or I should turn off and wait a minute or two).
Should I just pick-up some Dexron VI (or whatever the current Dexron is) and top it off or is this worth pulling the pan to review? Once the car cools down, the level returns to full but I know you should always check the ATF after the car is warm.
On the side of the housing, I can see the following stamped: