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I have 1965 fastback (pic 1) and the transmission fluid when cold registers way, way overfill (to the bend as seen in pic 2). But when at operating temperature it reads low as seen in pic 3. It does not go into gear without revving, so this tells me it is low. But if I add another quart, I have a huge puddle the next day under the car. Ideas?
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You probably have the wrong length dipstick.
 

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The high when cold is from the convertor draining back into the pan. The low when hot is from the convertor filled up now. It shows like your convertor is history. Probably the pump to.
How old are they?
 

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You should only ever read the dipstick on a trans when the engine is warm.It should be stamped on the dipstick.
If it is the correct dipstick then you need to add fluid.
 

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The shop manual indeed says to check when warm, but it also says to move the gear selector through all gears with it running, place it in Park, then check the fluid level with the engine still running.
 

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Your don't really say if it is an original C4. But I agree with the previous comments.
 
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