Twin Cam 88 Transmission Oil Capacity

Twin Cam 88 Transmission Oil Capacity – The Ultimate Guide

Hey there, fellow Harley riders. Today I’ll be spilling the beans (or should I say oil?) on everything you need to know about your Twin Cam 88 transmission oil capacity. Let’s dive right in, amigos.

Get to Know Your Ride: Fluid Capacity Breakdown

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s get the basics out of the way. Understanding the Twin Cam 88 transmission oil capacity for your Harley is crucial. Here’s the lowdown for Evo and Twin Cam88/103 Harley 5-speed and BAKER 6-speed transmissions from 1980-2006:

  1. Dry Fluid Capacity: 22-24 fluid oz* (*except 2006 Dyna)
  2. 2006-up Dyna, 2007-up Softail & Touring (Cruise Drive factory 6-speed bikes): 32 fluid oz (1 Quart)

Don’t Forget the Details: Drain Plug Prep

As we all know, the devil’s in the details. Before you pour in that precious transmission fluid, let’s make sure your drain plug is ready for action. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Use white thread sealant on the drain plug.
  2. Check the drain plug o-ring (if present) for good condition.
  3. Replace the o-ring if you’re not sure about its sealing capabilities.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Dipstick Fluid Level

Don’t be that guy who overfills or underfills their transmission fluid. The dipstick is your friend, so use it wisely. Here’s the right way to check your fluid level:

  1. Hold the bike upright off the jiffy stand.
  2. Check the fluid level with the dipstick.

Remember, the fluid line inside the gearbox should be 0.4″ below the centerline of the shafts by design.

Primaries: They Need Love Too

Your Harley’s primary drive also needs the right amount of fluid to keep things running smoothly. Here’s what you need to know for Evo and Twin Cam88/103 primaries from 1980-2006:

  1. Fluid Capacity: 1 Quart* (32 fluid oz) (*except 2006 Dyna)
  2. 2006-up Dyna, 2007-up Softail & Touring: a. 45 fluid oz if the entire primary assembly has been removed b. 38 fluid oz if you’re just draining and adding new oil
  3. BAKER Function Formed Primaries (FFP): 10-12 fluid oz

Match Your Fluid: It’s a Clutch Decision

Using the right type of fluid in your primary is essential to keep your clutch working like a champ. Make sure you match the fluid type to your clutch as mentioned above.

Seal the Deal: Primary Drain Plug Prep

Just like with the transmission drain plug, you need to make sure your primary drain plug is up for the job. Follow these steps:

  1. Use white thread sealant on the drain plug.
  2. Check the drain plug o-ring (if present) for good condition.
  3. Replace the o-ring if you’re not sure about its sealing capabilities.

Alright, amigos. You’re now armed with all the knowledge you need to keep your Twin Cam 88 transmission oil capacity and primary drive running in tip-top shape. So get out there, hit the open road, and enjoy the ride knowing you’ve taken care of your Harley like a pro. Ride on.

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions on the Twin Cam 88 transmission oil capacity:

What is the dry fluid capacity for Evo and Twin Cam88/103 Harley 5-speed and BAKER 6-speed transmissions from 1980-2006?

The dry fluid capacity for these transmissions is 22-24 fluid oz, except for the 2006 Dyna model.

How much transmission fluid should I use for my 2006-up Dyna, 2007-up Softail, or Touring (Cruise Drive factory 6-speed) bike?

These models require a full quart of fluid, which is 32 fluid oz.

What should I do before filling my transmission with fluid?

Use white thread sealant on the drain plug and check the drain plug o-ring (if present) for good condition. Replace the o-ring if you’re unsure about its ability to seal properly.

How do I check the fluid level in my transmission?

To check the fluid level, hold the bike upright off the jiffy stand and use the dipstick. The fluid line inside the gearbox should be 0.4″ below the centerline of the shafts by design.

What is the fluid capacity for Evo and Twin Cam88/103 primaries from 1980-2006?

The fluid capacity for these primaries is 1 Quart (32 fluid oz), except for the 2006 Dyna model.

How much primary fluid should I use for my 2006-up Dyna, 2007-up Softail, or Touring bike?

These models require 45 fluid oz if the entire primary assembly has been removed, or 38 fluid oz if you’re just draining the old fluid and adding new oil.

How much fluid should I use for my BAKER Function Formed Primary (FFP)?

BAKER Function Formed Primaries (FFP) require 10-12 fluid oz of fluid.

What type of fluid should I use for my primary drive?

Match the fluid type to your clutch as mentioned above.

What should I do before filling my primary drive with fluid?

Use white thread sealant on the drain plug and check the drain plug o-ring (if present) for good condition. Replace the o-ring if you’re unsure about its ability to seal properly.

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