John and Dale:
To look at the flip side of the coin for a moment, one wonders just why the level is supposed to be so critical? What real harm would there be in estimating the temp? What if the next time I were to do a job requiring the removal of the trans oil pan that I just use the sds and a stop watch and watch how long it took to reach 80C? Or I belive they actualy do print a fill capacity, maybe just use that, because on the pre-722.6 transmissions, I just use the fill capacity they give anyways. Only problem now is do they print a fill capacity for the one's with no TC drain.