Originally Posted by F_Sahms
Open the big fill hole in the trans and take a peek. The stuff you can see is above the lube level. Pull the sump off the motor and clean the screen while you're doing the cyls. You'll be able to see everything from the top and bottom.
Good answer. Thanks!
I was loathe to open a trans that didn't need it. But I'd prefer to not destroy the thing but not making sure beforehand...