This is more of a vent than anything else. I've owned my 96 GC with the 41TE tranny since 95. It's pushing 220K miles. I've lived with tranny fluid leaks around 18 of the 24 years I've owned it. Got it fixed once then a year later it sprang another leak in a different area. That was 8 years ago. I only put 1000 miles a year on it anymore so it's easier for me to just keep a drip pan under it and top it off every 6-8 weeks or so. Every now and then I let it go too far and it starts slipping telling me HEY PUT SOME DAMNED FLUID IN ME NOW! Here's my riddle. When that happens it's nearly always 1.25 quarts low. Why then does this tranny require 9 quarts of fluid if it only takes the loss 1.25 quarts to make it act up? The answer? Because that's the way Chrysler designed it. Just seems ludicrous on Chrysler's part. Ok. I feel better now.